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Initiation of communication by persons with severe aphasia during group treatment

Fama, Mackenzie and Baron, Christine and Hatfield, Brooke and Turkeltaub, Peter
Initiation of communication by persons with severe aphasia during group treatment. In Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2012 : 42nd : Lake Tahoe, CA : May 20-25, 2012) / : (2012).

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Abstract

The viability of group treatment in inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs) is at a crossroads. While the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has not yet established standards for group therapy in IRFs, they have stated that the standard for care in these settings is individualized therapy (Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 2009). CMS limitations of the size and frequency of group therapy in other settings suggests that CMS believes group treatment is of a lesser quality when compared with individual treatment. This is a critical time for research demonstrating the unique benefits of SLP group treatment in acute rehabilitation

EPrint Type:Clinical Aphasiology Paper
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:2389
Conference:Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2012 : 42nd : Lake Tahoe, CA : May 20-25, 2012)