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Course Description

We discuss improvements in persons with chronic global aphasia following resumption of therapy with a clinical, computer based program using structured interactive exercises. Participants learn where and at what magnitudes significant improvements occurs, at 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 global aphasia following advanced structured therapy that includes computerized home practice
            • Describe observed patterns between initial WAB and CETI assessment scores and final assignments to either global aphasia or Broca’s aphasia
            • Discuss the place of outcome studies such as this to the processes of improving clinical practice and identifying topics for follow-up on clinical study and experiment

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