The present paper will investigate the role that intensity plays in aphasia therapy, take a closer look at CILT versus other approaches, and evaluate current research regarding the “window of recovery” in patients with aphasia. The bulk of research examining intensity of treatment (sometimes known as dosage) has been completed within the last twenty years. Among these studies, there has been evidence both for and against implementing therapy in an intensive mann... ... middle of paper ... ...ook at the effect that these variables had on measures of language impairment in people with stroke-induced aphasia. This study also supported the idea that an increased intensity of therapy was associated with improvements of language impairment. Many studies that explore effects of treatment intensity on aphasia recovery do so by looking at a specific type of intensive therapy known as Constraint-Induced Language Therapy (CILT).
Recent findings regarding principles of neuralplasticity emphasize the importance of learning strategically post trauma, thereby influencing speech therapy practices. Neural plasticity allows for remediation of damaged areas in the brain and provides the opportunity for improving communication skills (Rossini & Forro, 2004). Neuroscience research proposes Experience-Dependent strategies for rehabilitation that have been proven effective in supporting brain reorganization and functional outcome. It is crucial for an SLP to understand the ways in which neuroplasticity is impacted by learning, in order to develop strategies for therapy and to identify behaviors that signal recovery in left CVA patients. Furthermore, therapy practices such as Schuell’s Stimulation Approach, Melodic Intonation Therapy, Constraint-Induced Language The... ... middle of paper ... ...uage Therapy draws attention toward extensive and forced use of verbal language, to thereby improve overall verbal responses for individuals affected by left CVA.
• How can the trust improve on their way of delivering care? LITERATURE REVIEW. In order for our research objectives to be obtained, literature will be reviewed on information technology, integated multidsciplinary healh care. Information technology. As in many industries, it is recognized that there is a need to increase the use of information techn... ... middle of paper ... ...ood care delivery.
In a study that focused on adults who stuttered, Maxfield used both semantic and phonological picture-word priming in adults who stutter and discovered that these adults may have altered regulation of lexical activation spreading. (Nathaniel Maxfield, 2013) This is the area of speech pathology that I would like to base my research on. When it comes to speech and language disorders, stuttering is easily one of the most common disorders that children and adults suffer with, and it is also one that is most commonly known by the public. To determine what mental processing aspects determine stuttering, along with the speech motor control disabilities, Dr. Maxfield put together a series of tests. He gathered a group of 28 people to do his study on – fourteen adults with stutters, and fourteen “typically fluent adults”.
Although it may be difficult to have larger groups of individuals who suffer from aphasia, I’d like to see research done with a larger sample size. The studies that I review used a small population, so it may be difficult to say that the results can be generalized to the population as a whole. I believe that the more studies that are done to understand this language disorder will produce better treatment outcomes for those that suffer from it.
In these cases, speech-language therapy is very helpful. Recovery usually continues over a two-year period. It is believed by many health professionals that the most effective treatment begins early in the recovery process. Some of the factors that influence the amount of improvement include the cause of the brain damage, the area of the brain that was damaged, the extent of the brain injury, and the age and health of the individual. Works Cited Fromkin, V., R. Rodman & N. Hyams (2007) An Introduction to Language (International Edition, 9th Edition) Wadsworth Cengage Learning.
The mood induction procedures do affect the participants’ Stroop task. Overall, putting all of those studies together and supporting the main theory, which is that people with general anxiety would have higher Stroop interference and error rates compared to those with medium and low anxiety. In my study, my partners and I did similar method from previous study. The big idea of the study is find the effects of emotion state of the participants by doing the mood induction and time their reaction time on a Stroop task. However, the result was different.
Therefore we should increase our ability to respond appropriately to clients who differ from us. The American Counseling Association and the American Psychological Association developed a multicultural guidelines and specific competencies for practice. The multicultural competencies traditionally include awareness, knowledge, and skills. We need to be a... ... middle of paper ... ... to be more sensitive to diversity. We will make mistakes as we grow multiculturally but, we should look at these errors as an opportunity to grow further.
For example, patients with serious aphasia can regain part of the function undertaking speech therapy. Similarly, Broka reported (cited in Toates, 2012), that brain had taken over the responsibility for speech in case of women who have been born without the region known as ‘Broca’s area’. Unfortunately, his research was conducted from autopsy while psychologist can monitor these changes in a relatively short time after stroke. Therefore, research once more proved that modern technology for studying the flexibility of the brain means a significant development in treatment and rehabilitation of stroke
A final group of temporal lobe damage symptoms includes difficulty with long term memory, as well as problems with language comprehension and organization and categorization of verbal material. (“The Temporal Lobe,” 2005) Once symptoms have been recognized, a family member can assist in testing for damage. Personality Changes As mentioned above, personality changes, particularly aggressiveness, are a major side effect of damage to the temporal lobes. Aggression can be described as “a form of behavior characterized by physical or verbal attack.” (Columbia Encyclopedia, 2005) This aggressiveness can be expressed either externally or internally. In other words, some patients with temporal lobe damage acts out physically towards other people, while some patients aggressiveness is directed at themselves, through harsh and violent thoughts or physically hurting themselves.