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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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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)
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Carmi, Shulamit; Mashiah, Tonni – Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 1996
Painting may provide an outlet for self-expression for stroke patients experiencing physical, emotional, and social difficulties during rehabilitation. A case study of a stroke patient demonstrates the value of the artistic process as a vehicle for integration and communication. (LSR)
Descriptors: Adults, Art Expression, Art Therapy, Case Studies
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Williams, Susan – Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness, 1983
The effects of four neuromuscular disorders (stroke, Parkinson's disease, Huntington's disease, and Lou Gehrig's disease) on concommitant visual impairments are considered. Rehabilitation approaches and equipment that help clients cope with the condition are described. (CL)
Descriptors: Adults, Diseases, Equipment, Neurological Impairments
Sarno, Martha Taylor, Ed.; Woods, Diane E., Ed. – 1989
This monograph presents a "state of the art" overview of contemporary aphasia rehabilitation policies and resources in Asia and the Pacific region. Following Martha Taylor Sarno's introduction, Sumiko Sasanuma discusses the history and development of Japan's aphasia rehabilitation services, focusing on demography and data sources,…
Descriptors: Adults, Aphasia, Delivery Systems, Evaluation Methods
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Bohannon, Richard W. – International Journal of Rehabilitation Research, 1992
This study attempted to (1) determine whether stroke patients (n=20) can safely increase their walking speed above that of comfortable walking; (2) describe the relationship between comfortable and maximum safe walking speed; and (3) examine correlations between maximum and comfortable speeds and a functional walking score. Subjects were able to…
Descriptors: Adults, Cardiovascular System, Exercise, Exercise Physiology
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Fowler, V.; Carr, J. – International Journal of Rehabilitation Research, 1996
Twelve individuals recovering from stroke were given a three-week period of rehabilitative training with or without auditory feedback. The purpose was to investigate weight distribution on the pattern of vertical force through the affected leg during standing up. Results indicated the training improved subjects' strength and muscle control, though…
Descriptors: Adults, Feedback, Muscular Strength, Neurological Impairments
Norris, Arthur G., Ed. – 1974
Presented are 20 author contributed papers on the status of deaf persons, their needs, and innovative procedures developed to meet those needs, and reported are research and demonstration activities in the field of deafness. Among topics covered in the papers are: economic factors in deafness, training needs of rehabilitative personnel serving…
Descriptors: Adults, Deafness, Demonstration Programs, Educational Media
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Ward, Carolyn – 1990
This paper describes the second year of a 5-year study of the needs of individuals with disabilities as they relate to consumer products. The study employed focus group research techniques in which group members responded to issues and raised their own concerns regarding general products and equipment specially designed for persons with…
Descriptors: Adults, Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Cerebral Palsy, Communication Aids (for Disabled)