Authors: King JM, Hux K
Title: Intervention using talking word processing software: An aphasia case study
Source: Augmentative and Alternative Communication 1995 11(3): 187-192
Year: 1995
Research Design: Single Case Design

An adult with mild aphasia (Mr. C) participated in an 8-week intervention program addressing written language. This case study reports the impact of using a talking word processing program on the frequency of errors in written language. The examiner tallied word-level substitution, addition, omission, and spelling errors for preintervention, intervention, and postintervention written language samples. An immediate decrease in overall error rate occurred when Mr. C used the talking output feature to edit his written language. The frequency of errors also decreased from preintervention to postintervention samples written without the assistance of computerized spoken feedback. Subjective ratings by 20 adults revealed a significant change in overall writing quality.

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