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- 1Alberta Aphasia Camp (ABAC)
The Alberta Aphasia Camp (ABAC) is a weekend retreat, providing recreational and therapeutic activities for people with aphasia and their caregivers. The camp was staffed by an interprofessional team and provided an opportunity for students to collaborate and apply classroom knowledge in a...
Background: Aphasia is a communication disorder resulting from stroke, characterized by difficulty speaking, listening, reading and writing. Recent evidence suggests that persons with aphasia (PWA) can exhibit impairments in cognition, such as inhibition. Inhibition is the ability to suppress...
Comprehension monitoring behaviour during reading of connected text in elementary school-children: Comparing eye-tracking and think-aloud methodsDownload
Comprehension monitoring while reading is the ability to recognize that a coherence problem has occurred and that a repair strategy is needed to resolve a discrepancy in understanding. This pilot study examined two methods for detecting incoherence: eye-tracking and think-aloud protocols. The...
A pilot project examining the application of Multi-Modal Aphasia Treatment (M-MAT) in a long term care settingDownload
The purpose of this study is to examine: 1) the feasibility of adapting M-MAT to b delivered in a long term care setting and 2) the impact of adapted M-MAT on language and communication outcomes of an individual with aphasia.
Current Practices of Speech-Language Pathologists Serving Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Adults with Communication Disorders in AlbertaDownload
Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) provide language-based services which makes working with culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) clients uniquely challenging. Alberta is becoming increasingly diverse, but little is known about the ways in which Albertan SLPs are currently serving their...
Aphasia is a language disorder, but it may also be accompanied by subtle cognitive impairments including deficits in working memory (WM). These cognitive and WM impairments are hard to quantify as traditionally, performance is assessed with a verbal or motoric response. These measures can be...
Anticipation during language processing: Investigating the use of sentence context during reading in young adultsDownload
The N400 is an event-related potential (ERP) component that has been suggested to be associated with the processing of semantic information. Specifically, researchers have found that the N400 effect is prominent when words are incongruent in a given sentence context. Furthermore, the size of the...
Background: In aphasia therapy, there has been a shift in focus from impairment-level intervention towards ones focusing on enhancing life participation. Within Canada and the United States there exist several weekend camps that provide examples of participation-level interventions for people...
Neurophysiological mechanisms of reading in alexia: Development of stimuli to examine semantic integration using the N400 responseDownload
In order for speech-language pathologists to improve therapy for acquired reading impairments, it is necessary to gain a better understanding of how sentences are processed during reading. Neural mechanisms underlying reading processes can be examined by using event-related potentials (ERPs)....
Creating a Framework for the First Alberta Aphasia Camp: Literature Review, Interview Results, Logistical Research, and Insights from a Visit to the Aphasia Camp NorthwestDownload
This paper outlines the authors’ efforts in researching and laying the framework for the inaugural aphasia camp to be implemented in Alberta, the Alberta Aphasia Camp (ABAC). This includes a review of previous research discussing the benefits of non-traditional therapy for people living with...