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Conversation therapy for agrammatism: exploring the therapeutic process of engagement and learning by a person with aphasia.

Beckley, F; Best, W; Johnson, F; Edwards, S; Maxim, J; Beeke, S; (2013) Conversation therapy for agrammatism: exploring the therapeutic process of engagement and learning by a person with aphasia. Int J Lang Commun Disord , 48 (2) 220 - 239. 10.1111/j.1460-6984.2012.00204.x. Green open access

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Abstract

A recent systematic review of conversation training for communication partners of people with aphasia has shown that it is effective, and improves participation in conversation for people with chronic aphasia. Other research suggests that people with aphasia are better able to learn communication strategies in an environment which closely mirrors that of expected use, and that cognitive flexibility may be a better predictor of response to therapy than severity of language impairment. This study reports results for a single case, one of a case series evaluation of a programme of conversation training for agrammatism that directly involves a person with aphasia (PWA) as well as their communication partner. It explores how a PWA is able to engage with and learn from the therapy, and whether this leads to qualitative change in post-therapy conversation behaviours.

Type: Article
Title: Conversation therapy for agrammatism: exploring the therapeutic process of engagement and learning by a person with aphasia.
Location: United States
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1111/j.1460-6984.2012.00204.x
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1460-6984.2012.00204.x
Language: English
Additional information: © � 2013 Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists. Full text made available to UCL Discovery by kind permission of Wiley.
Keywords: Aphasia, Broca, Cognition, Communication, Female, Follow-Up Studies, Humans, Language Therapy, Male, Middle Aged, Psycholinguistics, Spouses, Treatment Outcome, Verbal Learning, Writing
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 > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences > Language and Cognition
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1367126
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