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Sentence Production Deficit in Aphasia: Efficacy of Treatments and Insights on Intervention

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Authors:

Sarah-Ève Poirier, MSc Orthophoniste, Université Laval, CIRRIS; Marion Fossard, PhD, Université de Neuchâtel; Laura Monetta, PhD, Université Laval, CIRRIS.

Given the lack of data concerning treatment efficacy for individuals with aphasia experiencing sentence production deficits, a systematic literature review was conducted. Four efficacy measures were considered through the 25 analyzed studies: gains on trained items, generalization to untrained items, transfer to other contexts, and maintenance of the acquired gains. Results suggest that different treatments can lead to gains on trained items and generalization, but data were not consistent for transfer and maintenance. Some characteristics of the individuals with aphasia had a greater effect on efficacy than the treatment itself. Future steps will be discussed.

Level

Introductory

Intended Audience

Speech-Language Pathologists, Communication Health Assistants, Students

Age Group(s)

Adult (18-64), Senior (65+)

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