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Howe, Tami; Davidson, Bronwyn; Worrall, Linda; Hersh, Deborah; Ferguson, Alison; Sherratt, Sue; Gilbert, Jocelyn – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2012
Background: Aphasia affects family members in addition to the individuals with the communication disorder. In order to develop appropriate services for the relatives of people with aphasia post-stroke, their rehabilitation goals need to be identified. Aim: The aim of the current investigation was to identify the rehabilitation goals that family…
Descriptors: Aphasia, Adults, Rehabilitation, Family (Sociological Unit)
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Hamed, Razan; Tariah, Hashem Abu; Malkawi, Somaya; Holm, Margo B. – International Journal of Rehabilitation Research, 2012
The Mayo-Portland Adaptability Inventory 4 (MPAI-4) is a valid and reliable assessment tool to detect clinical impairments in patients with acquired brain injury. The tool is widely used by rehabilitation therapists worldwide, given its good psychometric properties and its availability in several languages. The purpose of this study was to…
Descriptors: Performance Tests, Performance Based Assessment, Semitic Languages, Psychometrics
Griffiths, Gina G. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Adults with mild to moderate acquired brain injury (ABI) often pursue post-secondary or professional education after their injuries in order to enter or re-enter the job market. An increasing number of these adults report problems with reading-to-learn. The problem is particularly concerning given the growing population of adult survivors of ABI.…
Descriptors: Head Injuries, Neurological Impairments, Postsecondary Education, Reading Difficulties
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Su, Chwen-Yng; Lin, Yueh-Hsien; Wu, Yuh-Yih; Wuang, Yee-Pay – International Journal of Rehabilitation Research, 2013
The present study consisted of two phases: development and psychometric validation of a Chinese version of the Hooper Visual Organization Test (HVOT) using Rasch analysis and the provision of normative data on the basis of a representative sample of the Chinese-speaking population. The HVOT was administered to 1008 healthy adults aged 15-79 years,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Screening Tests, Visual Measures, Adults
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Kerr, Abigail L.; Cheng, Shao-Ying; Jones, Theresa A. – Journal of Communication Disorders, 2011
Behavioral experience is at work modifying the structure and function of the brain throughout the lifespan, but it has a particularly dramatic influence after brain injury. This review summarizes recent findings on the role of experience in reorganizing the adult damaged brain, with a focus on findings from rodent stroke models of chronic upper…
Descriptors: Neurological Impairments, Injuries, Brain, Adults
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Holland, Audrey L.; Halper, Anita S.; Cherney, Leora R. – American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 2010
Purpose: This study examined the content of 100 short scripts, co-constructed by persons with aphasia (PWA) and a clinician. The PWA subsequently learned the scripts by interacting with a computerized virtual therapist. The goal was to provide clinicians with ideas regarding content for treatment that is meaningful to PWAs. Method: Thirty-three…
Descriptors: Aphasia, Adults, Personal Narratives, Scripts
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Kakuda, Wataru; Abo, Masahiro; Kobayashi, Kazushige; Momosaki, Ryo; Yokoi, Aki; Fukuda, Akiko; Ishikawa, Atsushi; Ito, Hiroshi; Tominaga, Ayumi – International Journal of Rehabilitation Research, 2010
The purpose of the study was to determine the safety and feasibility of a 15-day protocol of low-frequency repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) combined with intensive occupational therapy (OT) on motor function and spasticity in hemiparetic upper limbs in poststroke patients. Fifteen poststroke patients (age at study entry 55 [plus…
Descriptors: Stimulation, Physical Disabilities, Patients, Measures (Individuals)