A Computer-Based Therapy for the Treatment of Aphasic Subjects with Writing Disorders A computer-controlled rehabilitation for aphasics with writing impairments is presented. Subjects were asked to type words under dictation. Each time a letter was typed in its correct position, it was displayed on a screen. If the contrary, the error was not displayed, thus avoiding visual reinforcement of false choices. This ... Reports
Reports  |   February 01, 1980
A Computer-Based Therapy for the Treatment of Aphasic Subjects with Writing Disorders
 
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Reports   |   February 01, 1980
A Computer-Based Therapy for the Treatment of Aphasic Subjects with Writing Disorders
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, February 1980, Vol. 45, 45-58. doi:10.1044/jshd.4501.45
History: Received August 26, 1977 , Accepted April 13, 1979
 
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, February 1980, Vol. 45, 45-58. doi:10.1044/jshd.4501.45
History: Received August 26, 1977; Accepted April 13, 1979

A computer-controlled rehabilitation for aphasics with writing impairments is presented. Subjects were asked to type words under dictation. Each time a letter was typed in its correct position, it was displayed on a screen. If the contrary, the error was not displayed, thus avoiding visual reinforcement of false choices. This method of rehabilitation has proved efficient as concerns typewriting. More importantly, some learning transfer to handwriting was observed at the completion of experimental training. The results showed a significant reduction in the number of misspelled words as well as in the erroneous choice and serial ordering of letters. The stability of the observed improvement is discussed in relationship to variables such as the time elapsed since brain damage and the type of writing difficulty.

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