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Gesture and naming therapy for people with severe aphasia: a group study.
PURPOSE In this study, the authors (a) investigated whether a group of people with severe aphasia could learn a vocabulary of pantomime gestures through therapy and (b) compared their learning ofExpand
Reviewing the quality of discourse information measures in aphasia.
BACKGROUND Discourse is fundamental to everyday communication, and is an increasing focus of clinical assessment, intervention and research. Aphasia can affect the information a speaker communicatesExpand
A “novel” reading therapy programme for reading difficulties after a subarachnoid haemorrhage
Background: Although several treatments for acquired reading difficulties exist, few studies have explored the effectiveness of treatment for mild reading difficulties and treatment for readingExpand
Iconic gesture and speech integration in younger and older adults
This study investigated the impact of age on iconic gesture and speech integration. The performance of a group of older adults (60–76 years) and a group of younger adults (22–30 years) were comparedExpand
The relationship between right hemisphere damage and gesture in spontaneous discourse
Background: The assessment and rehabilitation of acquired neurogenic communication disorders rarely involves a systematic analysis of gesture use. The right cerebral hemisphere has been identified asExpand
The bedside assessment practices of speech-language pathologists in adult dysphagia
Abstract Purpose: The current study aimed to investigate what Australian speech-language pathologists frequently include in their bedside assessments in adult dysphagia, what factors influence theseExpand
Computer delivery of gesture therapy for people with severe aphasia
Background: Using gesture as a compensatory communication strategy may be challenging for people with severe aphasia. Therapy can improve skills with gesture, at least in elicitation tasks, but gainsExpand
The impact of impaired semantic knowledge on spontaneous iconic gesture production
Background: Previous research has found that people with aphasia produce more spontaneous iconic gesture than control participants, especially during word-finding difficulties. There is some evidenceExpand
Enhancing communication through gesture and naming therapy.
PURPOSE In this study, the authors investigated whether gesture, naming, and strategic treatment improved the communication skills of 14 people with severe aphasia. METHOD All participants receivedExpand
Language and iconic gesture use in procedural discourse by speakers with aphasia
Background: Conveying instructions is an everyday use of language, and gestures are likely to be a key feature of this. Although co-speech iconic gestures are tightly integrated with language, andExpand
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