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Course Description

We discussed improvements in persons with chronic conduction aphasia after resumption of therapy with a clinical, computerbased program using interactive exercises. Participants learned where and at what levels significant improvements occurred, including impairment and functional communication levels, according to Western Aphasia Battery and Communicative Effectiveness Index assessments.

Meet the Presenter

 

Richard Steele, Ph.D. 

Richard Steele has been Chief Scientist at Lingraphica since its founding in 1990. Earlier at the Palo Alto VA Rehabilitation R&D Center, he was Principal Investigator on the C-ViC project for computers in aphasia rehabilitation. He has published articles in the field in Neuropsychologica, Aphasiology, Brain and Language, Stroke, and elsewhere. 

 

Course Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to:

            • Characterize the magnitudes of overall improvements documented among persons with chronic conduction aphasia following additional structured therapy that includes online home practice
            • Describe observed patterns between initial WAB and CETI assessment scores and final assignments to either conduction aphasia or anomic aphasia
            • Describe observed patterns between initial WAB and CETI assessment scores and final assignments to either conduction aphasia or anomic aphasia.

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