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The Effectiveness of Rehabilitation for Cognitive
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Peter W. Halligan and Derick T. Wade

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780198526544

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198526544.001.0001

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Language deficits

Language deficits

The efficacy of the impairment-based treatment

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(p.185) 16 Language deficits
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The Effectiveness of Rehabilitation for Cognitive Deficits
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Anna Basso

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198526544.003.0016

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.

Keywords:   chronic aphasia, language deficits, aphasia therapy, spontaneous recovery, long-lasting treatments

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