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AAC adults severe aphasia (summary)

AAC,
adults
severe
acquired
condition

This article reviews literature specific to the use of AAC with adults who have severe aphasia.


How did they do it?

The authors reviewed studies involving AAC interventions for adults with severe aphasia.

What did they find?

Published data support the use of aided and unaided AAC with adults with severe aphasia in controlled treatment contexts. Reported gains in communication typically have not generalised to everyday settings.

What did they conclude?

The application of AAC with persons with severe aphasia must address factors potentially limiting treatment success outside of training environments.

Questions of further interest

What did they look at?

What are the implications for intervention and use in real life situations?

What are the implications for further research and development?


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Added to site December 2012


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