|Critically Appraised Topic·The group reviewed systematic review regarding communication partner training for people with aphasia (Simmons-Mackie, Raymer, Armstrong, Holland, (2009) Communication Partner training in aphasia: A systematic review. Arch Phys Med Rehabil Vol 91, 1814-1837).· The group considered feedback from a recent SSWAHS area speech pathology clinical network project which involved developing resources for communication partner training and evaluating use of these resources.
· The group identified that promising evidence for communication partner training for people with aphasia is emerging in the literature. Despite this, few speech pathologists seem to be regularly implementing this intervention due to ongoing questions around the most effective training.
|Critically Appraised Papers
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Turner, S and Whitworth, A (2006), ‘Clinicians’ perceptions of candidacy for conversation partner training in aphasia: How do we select candidates for therapy and do we get it right?’ Aphasiology, 20: 7, 616-643
Wilkinson, Ray, Bryan, Karen, Lock, Sarah and Sage, Karen (2010) ‘Implementing and evaluating aphasia therapy targeted at couples’ conversations: A singe case study’, Aphasiology, 24: 6, 869-886, First published on: 17 May 2010
Wilkinson, R., Lock, S., Bryan, K. & Sage, K. (2011). Interaction-focused intervention for acquired language disorders: Facilitating mutual adaptation in couples where one partner has aphasia. International journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 13(1), 74-87