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Eriksson, Karin; Hartelius, Lena; Saldert, Charlotta – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2016
Background: Communication partner training (CPT) has been shown to improve the communicative environment of people with aphasia. Interaction-focused training is one type of training that provides an individualized intervention to participants. Although shown to be effective, outcomes have mostly been evaluated in non-experimental case studies.…
Descriptors: Aphasia, Training, Cooperative Learning, Interaction
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Carlsson, Emilia; Hartelius, Lena; Saldert, Charlotta – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2014
Background: A communicative disability interferes with the affected person's ability to take active part in social interaction, but non-disabled communication partners may use different strategies to support communication. However, it is not known whether similar strategies can be used to compensate for different types of communicative…
Descriptors: Communication Strategies, Spouses, Communication Disorders, Neurological Impairments
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Ferm, Ulrika; Sahlin, Anna; Sundin, Linda; Hartelius, Lena – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2010
Background: Many individuals with Huntington's disease experience reduced functioning in cognition, language and communication. Talking Mats is a visually based low technological augmentative communication framework that supports communication in people with different cognitive and communicative disabilities. Aims: To evaluate Talking Mats as a…
Descriptors: Diseases, Neurological Impairments, Communication Problems, Interpersonal Communication