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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...
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.
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...
In this paper, I provide an overview of aphasia and the issue of capacity assessment, followed by a summary of the current literature on the topic. The goals of this paper are to discuss current practices and challenges in capacity assessment and to provide a foundation for researchers to guide...
BACKGROUND. Making one’s own decisions is an important component of autonomy and expression of one’s identity. After an individual has a stroke or other neurological injury, he or she may experience a disruption to their ability to speak, understand, read, and or write (aphasia). Furthermore,...
Investigating Lesion Size and Neuroimaging Methods with Magnetic Resonance Imaging in People With AphasiaDownload
The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of lesion size on performance on various cognitive and linguistic tasks in three individuals with left-hemisphere stroke. Findings from previous research studies have indicated mixed results, with some studies arguing that the location of the...
Investigations of morphological impairment in aphasia have revealed that patients may retain knowledge of a word’s morphological status even when they cannot access that word (Delazer & Semenza, 1998). In addition, aphasiological investigations have shown that more errors are produced with...
Background. Damage to language areas of the brain often leads to a language disorder called aphasia, which impairs speech, writing, and understanding. Sixty-eight per cent of people with aphasia (PWA) also present with alexia, a reading impairment. There is an urgent need for efficacious...
This study investigated factors associated with resilience in individuals with aphasia. Resilience is a phenomenon demonstrated when a healthy system of adaptation is present across several levels including individual or personal, family, community or society, in response to exposure to adversity...