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ERIC Number: EJ1130909
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0271-8294
The Consequences of the Consequences: The Impact of the Environment on People with Aphasia over Time
O'Halloran, Robyn; Carragher, Marcella; Foster, Abby
Topics in Language Disorders, v37 n1 p85-100 Jan-Mar 2017
Understanding the impact of the environment on the participation of people with aphasia depends on one's perspective. A long-term perspective provides a unique insight into the myriad of ways in which the environment can influence the participation of people living with aphasia over decades. In this article, the authors present the real-life story of "Hank," who has lived with aphasia for more than 15 years. The authors consider how 2 different conceptual frameworks--the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health and the Social Determinants of Health--account for Hank's experience. The International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health is useful to conceptualize the range of factors that influence living with aphasia at a particular point in time. In contrast, the Social Determinants of Health is useful to conceptualize the cumulative impact of living with aphasia on long-term health and well-being. Viewing aphasia as a social condition that impacts social determinants of health has potentially wide ranging implications for service design and delivery and the role of speech-language pathologists.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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