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ERIC Number: EJ1160982
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0271-8294
Communication Supports and Best Practices: Ensuring People with Aphasia Have an Effective Means of Expressing Needs and Wishes
King, Julia M.; Simmons-Mackie, Nina
Topics in Language Disorders, v37 n4 p348-360 Oct-Dec 2017
When people with aphasia have difculty communicating, there is a risk for miscommunication and negative outcomes related to medical care and safety (Blacksone, Beukelman, & Yorkson, 2015). This risk can be reduced by ensuring that each person with aphasia can communicate efectively when using diferent types of discourse and at diferent points in the rehabilitation process. People with aphasia may need communication supports, which could entail use of any intervention program, technique, srategy, training, or modifcation that supplements their receptive and expressive language skills to increase communicative efectiveness. Efective communication is addressed in best practice recommendations and guidelines for aphasia as well as The Joint Commission Standards for Patient-Centered Communication (Aphasia United, 2014; NHMRC AARP, 2014; N. Simmons-Mackie et al., 2017; The Joint Commission, 2010). This article summarizes how incorporating communication supports into varied forms of discourse and all aspects of aphasia rehabilitation and care aligns with best clinical practices and national accreditation requirements.
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Language: English
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