H Johannsen-Horbach

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Four chronic global aphasics were treated with Blissymbols (C. K. Bliss, 1965, Semantography-Blissymbolics, Sydney: Semantography Pub.). As soon as possible the therapeutic communication was based solely on the use of the symbols. Three patients seemed to benefit from therapy. In one case therapy had to be discontinued because of massive perseveration. In(More)
Seven severely nonfluent aphasics and one relative or close friend were investigated in an interview situation. The conversation was videotaped and analyzed for the use of nonverbal communication between aphasic and partner. The results indicate that the group of aphasics used significantly more frequently and for a significantly longer period of time(More)
The setting, course, and results of a counseling and a therapeutic group for relatives of chronic aphasic patients are reviewed. Generally, providing and discussing information on the illness, its consequences, and medical and social services are greatly appreciated by group members. Counseling and group psychotherapy, as conducted by us, did not result in(More)
A diagnostic tool was developed for the investigation of communicative skills in nonfluent aphasic patients suffering from moderate or severe language deficits. Communicative skills and neurolinguistic deficits were assessed in 20 patients suffering from Broca's or global aphasia. Comparative data analysis revealed remarkably low correlations between(More)
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