Aphasia is a language disorder that affects speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Aphasia is most commonly caused by a stroke or injury to the left side of the brain. Brain tumors and other neurologic diseases can also cause aphasia. Because of language impairments, individuals with aphasia struggle to participate in daily life activities involving communication in health care settings, at home, or in their community.
1People with aphasia and their communication partners can use supportive strategies to help them communicate in daily life.
- Simmons-Mackie N
Aphasia in North America. Moorestown: Aphasia Access.
- Kagan A
Supported conversation for adults with aphasia: methods and resources for training conversation partners.
Aphasiology. 1998; 12: 816-830
3A communication partner is anyone with whom the person with aphasia communicates.
- Kagan A
- Black SE
- Duchan JF
- Simmons-Mackie N
- Square P
Training volunteers as conversation partners using supported conversation for adults with aphasia (SCA): a controlled trial.
J Speech Lang Hear Res. 2001; 44: 624-638
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- Supported conversation for adults with aphasia: methods and resources for training conversation partners.Aphasiology. 1998; 12: 816-830
- Training volunteers as conversation partners using supported conversation for adults with aphasia (SCA): a controlled trial.J Speech Lang Hear Res. 2001; 44: 624-638
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Published online: May 22, 2021
Accepted: March 12, 2021
Received: March 12, 2021
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