ERIC Number: ED343299
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Nov
Beyond Workbooks: The Computer as a Treatment Supplement.
Dressler, Richard A.
This presentation describes the use of a computer-based stimulation program to allow aphasic patients to practice their language skills independent of the clinician, specifically in the home setting. The prototype computer program, called the Computerized Language Activity Resource Kit, uses the vocabulary found in the Language Activity Resource Kit, which is a collection of objects, pictures, photographs, words, and phrases for use in therapy with aphasic adults. The program includes visual comprehension, reading comprehension, and auditory comprehension tasks. It features: use of the Macintosh computer which is transportable and easy to set up; automatic loading and ejection of the disk when starting and ending the program; clinician controls for customizing the exercise; sequential recording of response accuracy, response delays, item analyses, and time factors; and use of digitized speech output. Informal assessment of patient reactions to the program have been favorable. Advantages in use of this program include the possibility of concurrent treatment of patients, extending treatment to patients who cannot travel to the speech clinic, and providing a low-cost type of service delivery. (JDD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (Atlanta, GA, November 22-25, 1991).