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- 15Kim, Esther
- 4Cummine, Jacqueline
- 4Ruelling, Andrea
- 2Kajner, Rhonda
- 1Anderson, Brett
- 1Begrand-Fast, Paris
- 2speech-language pathology
- 1Acquired reading impairments
- 1Alberta Aphasia Camp
- 1Alberta Aphasia Camp (ABAC)
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...
Edmonton is home to potentially thousands of individuals affected by aphasia. No aphasia centre currently exists in Edmonton or the surrounding area. These centres can provide a stepping stone for People with Aphasia (PWA) to participate in their community. The purpose of this study was to...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
Traditionally, research on reading comprehension has relied on offline measures such as answering questions after reading a passage. However, for individuals with aphasia (an acquired neurological language impairment), working memory impairments may confound such measures. In contrast,...
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...
Examining the Impact of Medical Cannabis Prescribed for Post-Stroke Chronic Pain on Speech and Language Abilities: A Case StudyDownload
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of medical cannabis use on speech and language abilities in an individual with aphasia and apraxia of speech.