Aphasia Park: A pilot study using the co-active therapeutic theater model with clients in aphasia recovery

Publication date: February 2020Source: The Arts in Psychotherapy, Volume 67Author(s): Laura L. Wood, Dani Bryant, Kerryann Scirocco, Hia Datta, Susan Alimonti, Dave MowersAbstractAphasia, most often caused by brain damage due to stroke, is a language disorder hindering one's ability to verbally express and/or comprehend language, ranging in severity from mild to severe. An Applied Thematic Analysis (ATA) was undertaken of a post-production focus group to evaluate a 12-week pilot program that used the CoActive Therapeutic Theater (CoATT) Model for persons in Aphasia recovery. Results of a focus group interview found five themes that participants noted as unique outcomes following participation in the pilot program: 1) Meaningful relationships; 2) Increased belief in self; 3) Invigorating experience; 4) Unique healing opportunity; 5) Perceived speech and language improvement.
Source: Arts in Psychotherapy - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

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In conclusion, FAS is a rare motor speech disorder, often related to cerebrovascular accidents involving critical regions in the dominant hemisphere. In addition, the present case adds further evidence to the role of the left primary motor cortex in modulation of prosody. In rare cases FAS can be the only sign of stroke or can appear after recovery from post-stroke aphasia.
Source: Neurological Sciences - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 14 October 2019Source: NeuroImage: ClinicalAuthor(s): Robert Loughnan, Diego L. Lorca-Puls, Andrea Gajardo-Vidal, Valeria Espejo-Videla, Céline R. Gillebert, Dante Mantini, Cathy J. Price, Thomas M.H. HopeAbstractAround a third of stroke survivors suffer from acquired language disorders (aphasia), but current medicine cannot predict whether or when they might recover. Prognostic research in this area increasingly draws on datasets associating structural brain imaging data with outcome scores for ever-larger samples of stroke patients. The aim is to learn brain-behavior trends from ...
Source: NeuroImage: Clinical - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
Publication date: September 2019Source: The Lancet Neurology, Volume 18, Issue 9Author(s): Rebecca Palmer, Munyaradzi Dimairo, Cindy Cooper, Pam Enderby, Marian Brady, Audrey Bowen, Nicholas Latimer, Steven Julious, Elizabeth Cross, Abualbishr Alshreef, Madeleine Harrison, Ellen Bradley, Helen Witts, Tim ChaterSummaryBackgroundPost-stroke aphasia might improve over many years with speech and language therapy; however speech and language therapy is often less readily available beyond a few months after stroke. We assessed self-managed computerised speech and language therapy (CSLT) as a means of providing more therapy than ...
Source: The Lancet Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Conclusion For these participants with apraxia of speech plus aphasia due to stroke, satisfactory gains were made in word production accuracy with an app-based therapy program providing ASR-based feedback on accuracy. Findings support further testing of this ASR-based approach as a supplement to clinician-run sessions to assist clients with similar profiles in achieving higher amount and intensity of practice as well as empowering them to manage their own therapy program. Supplemental Material https://doi.org/10.23641/asha.8206628. PMID: 31306595 [PubMed - in process]
Source: American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology - Category: Speech-Language Pathology Authors: Tags: Am J Speech Lang Pathol Source Type: research
Conclusions: The results suggest the clinical feasibility of supplementing or substituting human transcriptions with computer-generated scores, though extension to other speech disorders requires further research.Folia Phoniatr Logop
Source: Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica - Category: Speech-Language Pathology Source Type: research
Vincenzo Tigano1, Giuseppe Lucio Cascini2, Cristina Sanchez-Castañeda3, Patrice Péran4 and Umberto Sabatini5* 1Department of Juridical, Historical, Economic and Social Sciences, University of Magna Graecia, Catanzaro, Italy 2Department of Experimental and Clinical Medicine, University of Magna Graecia, Catanzaro, Italy 3Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychobiology, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain 4ToNIC, Toulouse NeuroImaging Center, Université de Toulouse, Inserm, UPS, Toulouse, France 5Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University of Magna Graecia, Catanzaro, Ita...
Source: Frontiers in Endocrinology - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
More than 50 years of research has demonstrated the profound effect that aphasia has on people with the condition and their family members. In the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health, the World Health Organization described the impact of an individual's health condition on a significant other as “third-party disability.” Recent research has described how third-party disability can occur in family members of people with aphasia post-stroke. Despite the extensive history and ongoing relevance of these findings, family-centered rehabilitation has been slow to integrate into clinical ...
Source: Topics in Language Disorders - Category: Speech-Language Pathology Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS &IMPLICATIONS: This study confirms the efficacy of using smart tablets to improve naming in post-stroke aphasia. Although more studies are needed, the use of new technologies is unquestionably a promising approach to improve communication skills in people with aphasia, especially by targeting vocabulary that is relevant to them in their daily lives. PMID: 30426650 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders - Category: Speech-Language Pathology Authors: Tags: Int J Lang Commun Disord Source Type: research
Post-stroke aphasia is a pervasive language disorder that affects communication and quality of life. Behavioral aphasia therapy is currently standard of care; however, in the chronic phase of recovery (>6 months post stroke), gains are often minimal. A number of studies have suggested that active transcranial direct current stimulation (A-tDCS) may improve treatment outcomes when coupled with behavioral aphasia therapy. However, many of these studies included small sample sizes or only single cases.
Source: BRAIN STIMULATION: Basic, Translational, and Clinical Research in Neuromodulation - Category: Neurology Authors: Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 28 December 2017Source: Neuroscience LettersAuthor(s): Paola MarangoloAbstractAphasia is a highly disabling language disorder usually caused by a left stroke brain damage. Even if traditional language therapies have been proved to induce an adequate clinical recovery, a large percentage of patients are left with chronic deficits at 6 months post-stroke. Therefore, new strategies to common speech therapies are urgently needed in order to maximize the recovery from aphasia. The recent application of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) to language rehabilitation has already provid...
Source: Neuroscience Letters - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
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