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Walshe, Margaret; Peach, Richard K.; Miller, Nick – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2009
Background: The psychosocial impact of acquired dysarthria on the speaker is well recognized. To date, speech-and-language therapists have no instrument available to measure this construct. This has implications for outcome measurement and for planning intervention. This paper describes the Dysarthria Impact Profile (DIP), an instrument that has…
Descriptors: Head Injuries, Semantic Differential, Measures (Individuals), Psychometrics
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Best, Wendy; Greenwood, Alison; Grassly, Jennie; Hickin, Julie – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2008
Background: Studies of therapy with people with aphasia tend to use impairment-based and functional measures of outcome. The views of participants are not formally evaluated. Current health and socialcare practice requires intervention to be explicitly client-centred and evidence-based. It is therefore important to investigate the broader effects…
Descriptors: Cues, Interpersonal Communication, Aphasia, Language Tests