Maximizing Outcomes in Group Treatment of Aphasia: Lessons Learned From a Community-Based Center Given the potential of long term intervention to positively influence speech/language and psychosocial domains, a treatment protocol was developed at the Stroke Comeback Center which addresses communication impairments arising from chronic aphasia. This article presents the details of this program including the group purposes and principles, the use of technology ... Article
Article  |   June 01, 2014
Maximizing Outcomes in Group Treatment of Aphasia: Lessons Learned From a Community-Based Center
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Darlene Williamson
    Stroke Comeback Center, Vienna, VA
    Department of Speech and Hearing Science, George Washington University, Washington, DC
  • Financial Disclosure: Darlene Williamson is the Founder and Director of the Stroke Comeback Center and Adjunct Professor at George Washington University.
    Financial Disclosure: Darlene Williamson is the Founder and Director of the Stroke Comeback Center and Adjunct Professor at George Washington University.×
  • Nonfinancial Disclosure: Darlene Williamson has previously published in the subject area.
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Article   |   June 01, 2014
Maximizing Outcomes in Group Treatment of Aphasia: Lessons Learned From a Community-Based Center
SIG 2 Perspectives on Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders, June 2014, Vol. 24, 100-105. doi:10.1044/nnsld24.3.100
SIG 2 Perspectives on Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders, June 2014, Vol. 24, 100-105. doi:10.1044/nnsld24.3.100

Given the potential of long term intervention to positively influence speech/language and psychosocial domains, a treatment protocol was developed at the Stroke Comeback Center which addresses communication impairments arising from chronic aphasia. This article presents the details of this program including the group purposes and principles, the use of technology in groups, and the applicability of a group program across multiple treatment settings.

Acknowledgements
The author wishes to acknowledge professional colleagues Melissa S. Richman, M.S., CCC-SLP, Suzanne C. Redmond, M.S. CCC-SLP, and Brooke Hatfield, M.S., CCC-SLP for their assistance in compiling the clinical information.
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