Communicating in Groups: One Stop on the Road to Improved Participation for Persons with Aphasia Clinicians following developments in the field of aphasiology over the last decade have become increasingly aware of therapy approaches that go beyond remediation of language impairments to address what Lyon (1992)  has called the “handicap of aphasia.” Even prior to ASHA incorporating concepts from the World Health Organization’s International Classification ... Article
Article  |   April 01, 2004
Communicating in Groups: One Stop on the Road to Improved Participation for Persons with Aphasia
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  • Candace Vickers
    St. Jude Medical Center, Fullerton, CA
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Article   |   April 01, 2004
Communicating in Groups: One Stop on the Road to Improved Participation for Persons with Aphasia
SIG 2 Perspectives on Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders, April 2004, Vol. 14, 16-20. doi:10.1044/nnsld14.1.16
SIG 2 Perspectives on Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders, April 2004, Vol. 14, 16-20. doi:10.1044/nnsld14.1.16
Clinicians following developments in the field of aphasiology over the last decade have become increasingly aware of therapy approaches that go beyond remediation of language impairments to address what Lyon (1992)  has called the “handicap of aphasia.” Even prior to ASHA incorporating concepts from the World Health Organization’s International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) into its scope of practice for speech-language pathology, experts in the field were calling for clinicians to consider a paradigm shift from a medical model to a more social approach to therapy for persons with aphasia, such as the Life Participation Approach to Aphasia (LPAA; Chapey et al., 2001).
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