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Predicting future dysgraphia therapy? The application of a word prediction package to an adult client with acquired dysgraphia and a plan for therapeutic intervention

Cooper, E; (2007) Predicting future dysgraphia therapy? The application of a word prediction package to an adult client with acquired dysgraphia and a plan for therapeutic intervention. Doctoral thesis, UCL (University College London). Green open access

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Abstract

Until recently Word Prediction Packages (WPP) had primarily been used with children with physical and learning difficulties. The application of WPP and other compensatory software to adults with acquired language disorders has revealed that there may be considerable functional gains to be made when using this strategy in aphasia therapy. This study sought to discuss how an adult with acquired dysgraphia, GK, could benefit from using a WPP (Co- Writer ). In order to do this, detailed investigations were made into his current skills. This included assessment of his ability to plan the content of his written language, his ability to transcribe and his revision skills. The results of the investigations suggested that GK would require considerable speech and language therapy support to become competent with Co- Writer . However, his areas of strength suggest that a WPP has the potential to provide a compensatory tool to support his written output. As such, suggestions have also been made regarding the structure of a therapy study with GK.

Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Title: Predicting future dysgraphia therapy? The application of a word prediction package to an adult client with acquired dysgraphia and a plan for therapeutic intervention
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Language: English
Additional information: Thesis digitised by ProQuest.
UCL classification: UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Psychology and Language Sciences (Division of) > Language and Communication
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1569682
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