Authors: Helm-Estabrooks N, Ramsberger G
Title: Treatment of agrammatism in long-term Broca’s aphasia
Source: British Journal of Disorders of Communication 1986 21(1): 39-45
Year: 1986
Research Design: Single Case Design

This study describes the response of six, long-term (mean = 7.9 yrs) aphasic male patients to a treatment program (HELPSS) for agrammatism. Comparison of dependent test scores obtained before and after treatment showed that significant improvement occurred in verbal expression as measured by the Northwestern Syntax Screening Test (Lee, 1968) and the Boston Diagnostic Aphasia Examination (Goodglass and Kaplan, 1972). These results indicate that differential aphasia therapies designed for specific aphasia syndromes can be effective even when administered many years after onset of aphasia.

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