Authors: Naeser M
Title: Sentence level auditory comprehension treatment program for adult aphasics with language comprehension deficits
Source: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 1986 67(6): 393-399
Year: 1986
Research Design: Non Randomised Controlled Trial
Rating Score: 01/10
This rating is confirmed
Eligibility specified - Y
Random allocation - N
Concealed allocation - N
Baseline comparability - N
Blind subjects - N
Blind therapists - N
Blind assessors - N
Adequate follow-up - Y
Intention-to-treat analysis - N
Between-group comparisons - N
Point estimates and variability - N

The purpose of this study was to investigate whether a newly developed sentence level auditory comprehension (SLAC) treatment program could be used to improve language comprehension test scores in adults with chronic aphasia. Results indicate that 1) the SLAC treatment program can be used with chronic patients; 2) performance on a standardized test (the Token Test) was improved after treatment; and 3) improved performance could not be predicted from either anatomic CT scan lesion sites or pretreatment test scores. One advantage to the SLAC treatment program is that the patient can practice listening independently with a tape recorder device (Language Master) and earphones either in the hospital or a home.

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