Authors: Pedersen PM, Vinter K, Olsen TS
Title: Improvement of oral naming by unsupervised computerised rehabilitation
Source: Aphasiology 2001 15(2): 151-169
Year: 2001
Research Design: Single Case Design

Examined the effects of unsupervised, computerized rehabilitation tasks on anomic aphasia. Three male stroke patients (aged 57-71 yrs) completed an unsupervised, home-based progressive computer rehabilitation program comprising semantic and phonemic tasks and written naming tasks. Results show that all Ss improved in their general naming performance, but to different degrees. A relatively specific effect for the trained words was found in 2 Ss, whereas the 3rd S showed a somewhat more general effect. It is concluded that oral naming can be improved with unsupervised computer rehabilitation in the home, even without speaking.

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