Group intervention for acquired writing disorders in aphasia

Pettit, Esther and Tope, Lynette (2023) Group intervention for acquired writing disorders in aphasia. Aphasiology. pp. 1-22. ISSN 0268-7038

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Background: One-to-one rehabilitation therapy is effective in sup-porting people with moderate and severe aphasia to improve their written spelling with the aim of using writing to augment limited spoken language abilities. To date, there has been little exploration of therapy for dysgraphia in a group format. Aims: The present study was designed to evaluate treatment out-comes for impairment-based group therapy for dysgraphia supple-mented with home practice exercises.# Methods & Procedures: Three individuals with very severe, severe and moderate aphasia engaged in eight group sessions of impair-ment-based spelling therapy incorporating game formats. Outcome measures included written naming of trained and untrained words and carer ratings for communicative effectiveness and functional use of writing. Outcomes and Results: All participants made gains in their written accuracy. Carer ratings also indicated an increased use of writing and/or communicative effectiveness following intervention. Conclusions: A group format, embedding written naming in a social context can be a successful means of delivering impair-ment-based therapy for dysgraphia

Item Type: Article
Keywords: dysgraphia, writing, spelling, aphasia, group treatment, stroke
Depositing User: Ms Raisa Burton
Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2023 15:22
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2023 15:22

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