- Title Pages
- List of contributors
- 1 A history of cognitive rehabilitation
- 2 Cognitive rehabilitation and its relationship to cognitive-neuropsychological rehabilitation
- 3 Fundamentals of cognitive rehabilitation
- 4 Applying the WHO ICF framework to the rehabilitation of patients with cognitive deficits
- 5 Methodological issues in evaluating the effectiveness of cognitive rehabilitation
- 6 Attentional behaviour
- 7 Testing speed and control
- 8 Treating attention impairments
- 9 Can disabilities resulting from attentional impairments be treated effectively?
- 10 The neuroanatomy of memory
- 11 The assessment of memory for memory rehabilitation
- 12 Can memory impairment be effectively treated?
- 13 The effective treatment of memory-related disabilities
- 14 Language
- 15 Tried, tested and trusted?
- 16 Language deficits
- 17 Can speech and language therapy with aphasic people affect activity and participation levels?
- 18 Theories of frontal lobe executive function: clinical applications
- 19 Assessment of executive dysfunction
- 20 Can executive impairments be effectively treated?
- 21 Rehabilitation of executive deficits
- 22 For a theory of cognitive rehabilitation
- 23 The neural basis for a theory of cognitive rehabilitation
- 24 Cognitive rehabilitation outcomes for traumatic brain injury
- 25 Outcome of cognitive rehabilitation in clinical stroke services
- 26 Cognitive rehabilitation in early-stage dementia
The efficacy of the impairment-based treatment
- (p.185) 16 Language deficits
- The Effectiveness of Rehabilitation for Cognitive Deficits
- Oxford University Press
This chapter examines the efficacy of aphasia therapy, regrouped according to how the problem was dealt with: studies on spontaneous recovery from aphasia, on recovery in treated chronic aphasic patients, studies comparing treated and untreated groups of patients, and studies comparing patients treated by speech therapists and volunteers. Results of these studies are conflicting and do not allow any firm conclusion about aphasia therapy efficacy, but they strongly suggest that long-lasting treatments are efficacious. The results of studies on the effect of duration and intensity of treatment clearly indicate that length significantly affects recovery. In the last ten years, meta-analyses have repeatedly been applied to aphasia therapy studies. They confirm the efficacy of aphasia therapy.
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