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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