The Efficacy of Functional Communication Therapy for Chronic Aphasic Patients Twelve weeks of therapy emphasizing functional communication content was conducted twice weekly in a group setting for seven chronic aphasic patients whose average post-onset time was 97.9 months. Porch Index of Communicative Abilities (PICA) test scores did not change significantly as a result of this treatment Communicative Abilities in Daily ... Reports
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The Efficacy of Functional Communication Therapy for Chronic Aphasic Patients
 
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Reports   |   February 01, 1982
The Efficacy of Functional Communication Therapy for Chronic Aphasic Patients
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, February 1982, Vol. 47, 93-96. doi:10.1044/jshd.4701.93
History: Received August 25, 1980 , Accepted January 6, 1981
 
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, February 1982, Vol. 47, 93-96. doi:10.1044/jshd.4701.93
History: Received August 25, 1980; Accepted January 6, 1981

Twelve weeks of therapy emphasizing functional communication content was conducted twice weekly in a group setting for seven chronic aphasic patients whose average post-onset time was 97.9 months. Porch Index of Communicative Abilities (PICA) test scores did not change significantly as a result of this treatment Communicative Abilities in Daily Living (CADL) test scores, however, revealed statistically significant improvement in post-treatment performances. A final administration of CADL tests six weeks after cessation of functional communication treatment indicated that the positive change in CADL scores had been maintained.

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