Computer Therapy for Chronic Aphasia

Clinical Question

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

Summary of Articles

Cherney, L.R. & Halper, A.S. (2008). Novel technology for treating individuals with aphasia and concomitant cognitive deficits. Topics in Stroke Recovery, 15 (6): 542-554.

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





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