Visual Action Therapy for Global Aphasia Eight globally aphasic patients who had not responded to traditional treatment received Visual Action Therapy (VAT), a nonvocal approach which ultimately trains patients to produce symbolic gestures for visually absent stimuli. Statistical analyses of pre and post VAT scores earned on the Porch Index of Communicative Ability (PICA) showed highly ... Reports
Reports  |   November 01, 1982
Visual Action Therapy for Global Aphasia
 
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Reports   |   November 01, 1982
Visual Action Therapy for Global Aphasia
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, November 1982, Vol. 47, 385-389. doi:10.1044/jshd.4704.385
History: Received March 31, 1981 , Accepted September 30, 1981
 
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, November 1982, Vol. 47, 385-389. doi:10.1044/jshd.4704.385
History: Received March 31, 1981; Accepted September 30, 1981

Eight globally aphasic patients who had not responded to traditional treatment received Visual Action Therapy (VAT), a nonvocal approach which ultimately trains patients to produce symbolic gestures for visually absent stimuli. Statistical analyses of pre and post VAT scores earned on the Porch Index of Communicative Ability (PICA) showed highly significant improvement on those subtests which measure pantomimic and auditory comprehension skills. The theoretical and practical implications of these findings are discussed.

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