UCL Discovery
UCL home » Library Services » Electronic resources » UCL Discovery

Aphasia Recovery: When, How and Who to Treat?

Doogan, C; Dignam, J; Copland, D; Leff, A; (2018) Aphasia Recovery: When, How and Who to Treat? Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports , 18 (December) , Article 90. 10.1007/s11910-018-0891-x. Green open access

[img]
Preview
Text
Doogan2018_Article_AphasiaRecoveryWhenHowAndWhoTo.pdf - Published version

Download (1MB) | Preview

Abstract

PURPOSE OF REVIEW: We now know that speech and language therapy (SALT) is effective in the rehabilitation of aphasia; however, there remains much individual variability in the response to interventions. So, what works for whom, when and how? RECENT FINDINGS: This review evaluates the current evidence for the efficacy of predominantly impairment-focused aphasia interventions with respect to optimal dose, intensity, timing and distribution or spacing of treatment. We conclude that sufficient dose of treatment is required to enable clinical gains and that e-therapies are a promising and practical way to achieve this goal. In addition, aphasia can be associated with other cognitive deficits and may lead to secondary effects such as low mood and social isolation. In order to personalise individual treatments to optimise recovery, we need to develop a greater understanding of the interactions between these factors.

Type: Article
Title: Aphasia Recovery: When, How and Who to Treat?
Location: United States
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1007/s11910-018-0891-x
Publisher version: http://doi.org/10.1007/s11910-018-0891-x
Language: English
Additional information: Copyright © The Author(s) 2018 Open Access This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license, and indicate if changes were made.
Keywords: Aphasia, Neurological rehabilitation, Quality of life, Speech and language therapy, Stroke
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology > Brain Repair and Rehabilitation
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10059467
Downloads since deposit
99Downloads
Download activity - last month
Download activity - last 12 months
Downloads by country - last 12 months

Archive Staff Only

View Item View Item