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Lawton, Michelle; Sage, Karen; Haddock, Gillian; Conroy, Paul; Serrant, Laura – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2018
Background: Therapeutic alliance refers to the interactional and relational processes operating during therapeutic interventions. It has been shown to be a strong determinant of treatment efficacy in psychotherapy, and evidence is emerging from a range of healthcare and medical disciplines to suggest that the construct of therapeutic alliance may…
Descriptors: Speech Therapy, Aphasia, Semi Structured Interviews, Neurological Impairments
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Thomson, Jennifer; Gee, Melanie; Sage, Karen; Walker, Traci – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2018
Background: Aphasia assessment is traditionally divided into formal and informal approaches. Informal assessment is useful in developing a rich understanding of the person with aphasia's performance, e.g., describing performance in the context of real-world activities, and exploring the impact of environmental and/or partner supports upon…
Descriptors: Informal Assessment, Aphasia, Speech Therapy, Speech Language Pathology
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Thiel, Lindsey; Sage, Karen; Conroy, Paul – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2017
Background: Improving email writing in people with aphasia could enhance their ability to communicate, promote interaction and reduce isolation. Spelling therapies have been effective in improving single-word writing. However, there has been limited evidence on how to achieve changes to everyday writing tasks such as email writing in people with…
Descriptors: Aphasia, Writing (Composition), Electronic Mail, Assistive Technology
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Wielaert, Sandra M.; Berns, Philine; van de Sandt-Koenderman, Mieke W. M. E.; Dammers, Nina; Sage, Karen – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2017
Background: The increase in the number of reported conversation partner programmes for conversation partners of people with aphasia demonstrates increased awareness of partner needs and the positive effect of trained partners on the communicative abilities of the person with aphasia. Predominantly small-scale studies describe the effectiveness of…
Descriptors: Aphasia, Training, Instructional Effectiveness, Interpersonal Communication
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Carragher, Marcella; Sage, Karen; Conroy, Paul – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2015
Background: Capturing evidence of the effects of therapy within everyday communication is the holy grail of aphasia treatment design and evaluation. Whilst impaired sentence production is a predominant symptom of Broca's-type aphasia, the effects of sentence production therapy on everyday conversation have not been investigated. Given the…
Descriptors: Aphasia, Outcomes of Treatment, Syntax, Psycholinguistics
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Kindell, Jacqueline; Sage, Karen; Keady, John; Wilkinson, Ray – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2013
Background: Studies to date in semantic dementia have examined communication in clinical or experimental settings. There is a paucity of research describing the everyday interactional skills and difficulties seen in this condition. Aims: To examine the everyday conversation, at home, of an individual with semantic dementia. Methods &…
Descriptors: Dementia, Semantics, Interpersonal Communication, Older Adults
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Conroy, Paul; Sage, Karen; Ralph, Matt Lambon – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2009
Background: Naming accuracy for nouns and verbs in aphasia can vary across different elicitation contexts, for example, simple picture naming, composite picture description, narratives, and conversation. For some people with aphasia, naming may be more accurate to simple pictures as opposed to naming in spontaneous, connected speech; for others,…
Descriptors: Verbs, Nouns, Aphasia, Therapy
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Fillingham, Joanne; Sage, Karen; Ralph, Matthew Lambon – International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, 2005
Background: Studies from the amnesia literature suggest that errorless learning can produce superior results to errorful learning. However, it was found in a previous investigation by the present authors that errorless and errorful therapy produced equivalent results for patients with aphasic word-finding difficulties. A study in the academic…
Descriptors: Speech Therapy, Recognition (Psychology), Feedback, Discrimination Learning