Authors: Hopper T, Holland A
Title: Situation-specific training for adults with aphasia: An example
Source: Aphasiology 1998 12(10): 933-944
Year: 1998
Research Design: Single Case Design

Two individuals with aphasia were taught to communicate in simulated emergency situations using a situation-specific training strategy. A single subject experimental design was used to determine the efficacy of the treatment procedure. The results indicated that both individuals improved within 10 treatment sessions with variable levels of generalization and lasting effects at 4 weeks following treatment. These preliminary data provide evidence that a situation-specific approach has promise as an effective technique to facilitate functional communicative outcomes in patients with aphasia.

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