Is computer therapy in people with chronic aphasia efficacious?
Critically Appraised Topic
The group was interested in determining whether computer therapy with minimal Speech pathology involvement might be a useful adjunct to face to face therapy and therefore might help to increase therapy intensity in people who are more than 6 months post stroke PDF Format
Critically Appraised Papers
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Manheim, L.M., Halper, A.S., & Cherney, L. (2009). Patient-reported changes in communication after computer-based script training for aphasia. Archive of Physical Medical Rehabilitation. (90). 623-627.
Ramsberger, M. & Basem, M. (2007) Self-administered cued naming therapy: A single-participant investigation of a computerbased therapy program replicated in four cases. American Journal of Speech Language Pathology 16; 343-358
Cherney, L.R, Halper, A.S., Holland, A.L., & Cole, R. (2008). Computerised script training for aphasia: Preliminary results. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology. (17). 19-34.
Cherney, l. R. (2010) Oral Reading for Language in Aphasia (ORLA): Evaluating Efficacy of Computer-Delivered Therapy in Chronic Nonfluent Aphasia. Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation; 17(6), p423-431
Mortley, J., Wade, J., & Enderby, P. (2004). Superhighway to promoting a client-therapist partnership? Using the internet to deliver word-retrieval computer therapy, monitored remotely with minimal speech and language therapy input. Aphasiology. (18:3). 193-211.
Pedersen, P.M., Vinter, K. & SkyhØj Olsen, T. (2001) Improvement of oral naming by unsupervised computerised rehabilitation. Aphasiology 15(2); 151-169
Lee, Kaye & Cherney (2009) Conversational script performance in adults with non-fluent aphasia: Treatment intensity and aphasia severity. Aphasiology, 23 (7-8), 885-895