Constrained versus unconstrained intensive language therapy in two individuals with chronic, moderate-to-severe aphasia and apraxia of speech: behavioral and fMRI outcomes.

@article{Kurland2012ConstrainedVU,
  title={Constrained versus unconstrained intensive language therapy in two individuals with chronic, moderate-to-severe aphasia and apraxia of speech: behavioral and fMRI outcomes.},
  author={Jacquie Kurland and Friedemann Pulverm{\"u}ller and N Tatiana Silva and Katherine Burke and Mary V Andrianopoulos},
  journal={American journal of speech-language pathology},
  year={2012},
  volume={21 2},
  pages={S65-87}
}
PURPOSE This Phase I study investigated behavioral and functional MRI (fMRI) outcomes of 2 intensive treatment programs to improve naming in 2 participants with chronic moderate-to-severe aphasia with comorbid apraxia of speech (AOS). Constraint-induced aphasia therapy (CIAT; Pulvermüller et al., 2001) has demonstrated positive outcomes in some individuals with chronic aphasia. Whether constraint to the speech modality or treatment intensity is responsible for such gains is still under… CONTINUE READING
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