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The use of studiocode for tracking change in conversational therapy

Croteau, Claire and Mc Mahon Morin, Paméla and Davis, G. Albyn and Le Dorze, Guylaine
The use of studiocode for tracking change in conversational therapy. In Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2012 : 42nd : Lake Tahoe, CA : May 20-25, 2012) / : (2012).

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Abstract

Spouses of people with aphasia have reported that developing an effective mode of communication with their partner is one of their most important needs ((McGurk, Kneebone, & Pit ten Café, 2011; Michallet, Le Dorze & Tétrault, 2001). There is a growing interest in a intervention focused on communication between the person with aphasia and his/her main conversation partner (e.g.,Turner & Witworth, 2006; Beeke, Maxim & Wilkinson, 2007).

In studies that aim to verify the efficacy of conversational intervention, few measures have been taken during the intervention to measure the evolution. As a result, they are conducted with less experimental control than it is desirable. These studies provide valuable information on the evolution of conversations, but quantitative research is needed to study more couples and conversations. The present pilot project was developed to verify the efficacy of a conversational intervention with a dyad of a man with aphasia and his spouse, using the powerful Studiocode program for quantitative analysis.

EPrint Type:Clinical Aphasiology Paper
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:2371
Conference:Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2012 : 42nd : Lake Tahoe, CA : May 20-25, 2012)