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Finch, Emma; Lethlean, Jennifer; Rose, Tanya; Fleming, Jennifer; Theodoros, Deborah; Cameron, Ashley; Coleman, Adele; Copland, David; McPhail, Steven M. – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2020
Background: Speech pathology students can experience low confidence when communicating with people with aphasia. Communication partner training (CPT) is one method to increase confidence and skills when communicating with people with aphasia. There is a paucity of research exploring the effects of delivering CPT to students via technology, such as…
Descriptors: Aphasia, Speech Language Pathology, Videoconferencing, Allied Health Occupations Education
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Volkmer, Anna; Spector, Aimee; Warren, Jason D.; Beeke, Suzanne – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2019
Background: Primary progressive aphasia (PPA) describes a heterogeneous group of language-led dementias. People with this type of dementia are increasingly being referred to speech and language therapy (SLT) services. Yet, there is a paucity of research evidence focusing on PPA interventions and little is known about SLT practice in terms of…
Descriptors: Aphasia, Speech Therapy, Dementia, Intervention
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Bruce, Carolyn; Newton, Caroline – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2019
Background: Many people with aphasia have word-finding difficulties, with some showing particular difficulties with verbs. Picture-naming therapy is often used to improve naming, but gains are usually limited to therapy items and do not transfer to conversation. Therapy where words are produced in sentences and in real-life activities may be more…
Descriptors: Aphasia, Intervention, Learning Activities, Speech Language Pathology
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Cameron, Ashley; Hudson, Kyla; Finch, Emma; Fleming, Jennifer; Lethlean, Jennifer; McPhail, Steven – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2018
Background: Communication partner training (CPT) has been used to support communication partners to interact successfully with people with aphasia (PWA). Through successful CPT interaction PWA's accessibility to healthcare is notably improved. The present study sought to build on prior studies by investigating the experiences of individuals with…
Descriptors: Aphasia, College Students, Interpersonal Communication, Training
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Groenewold, Rimke; Armstrong, Elizabeth – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2018
Background: Previous research has shown that speakers with aphasia rely on enactment more often than non-brain-damaged language users. Several studies have been conducted to explain this observed increase, demonstrating that spoken language containing enactment is easier to produce and is more engaging to the conversation partner. This paper…
Descriptors: Aphasia, Interpersonal Communication, Brain, Neurological Impairments
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Johnson, Fiona M.; Best, Wendy; Beckley, Firle Christina; Maxim, Jane; Beeke, Suzanne – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2017
Background: Conversation therapy for aphasia is a complex intervention comprising multiple components and targeting multiple outcomes. UK Medical Research Council (MRC) guidelines published in 2008 recommend that in addition to measuring the outcomes of complex interventions, evaluation should seek to clarify how such outcomes are produced,…
Descriptors: Aphasia, Speech Therapy, Behavior Change, Behavior Theories
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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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Beckley, Firle; Best, Wendy; Beeke, Suzanne – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2017
Background: Communication strategy training (CST) is a recognized part of UK speech and language therapists' (SLTs) role when working with a person with aphasia. Multiple CST interventions have been published but, to date, there are no published studies exploring clinical practice in this area. Aims: To investigate UK SLTs' current CST practices.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Aphasia, Speech Therapy, Communication Strategies
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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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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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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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Herbert, Ruth; Gregory, Emma; Best, Wendy – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2014
Background: Previous studies of therapy for acquired anomia have treated nouns in isolation. The effect on nouns in connected speech remains unclear. In a recent study in 2012, we used a novel noun syntax therapy and found an increase in the number of determiner plus noun constructions in narrative after therapy. Aims: Two aims arose from the…
Descriptors: Aphasia, Nouns, Interpersonal Communication, Personal Narratives
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Johnson, Sarah; Cocks, Naomi; Dipper, Lucy – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2013
Background: Spatial communication consists of both verbal spatial language and gesture. There has been minimal research investigating the use of spatial communication, and even less focussing on people with aphasia. Aims: The aims of this exploratory study were to describe the frequency and variability of spatial language and gesture use by three…
Descriptors: Spatial Ability, Interpersonal Communication, Communication Skills, Aphasia
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Beckley, Firle; Best, Wendy; Johnson, Fiona; Edwards, Susan; Maxim, Jane; Beeke, Suzanne – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2013
Background & Aims: 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…
Descriptors: Speech Therapy, Aphasia, Grammar, Older Adults
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Barnes, Scott E.; Candlin, Christopher N.; Ferguson, Alison – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2013
Background: Aphasiologists often research, assess and treat linguistic impairment and its consequences for daily life separately. Studies that link the language used by people with aphasia to routine communicative activities may expand the linguistic forms treated as relevant for successful communication by people with aphasia. Previous research…
Descriptors: Aphasia, Interpersonal Communication, Communication Strategies, Language Impairments
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