What is it about?
This study was the first step in developing a new treatment of speech production (ActionSC). We interviewed people with aphasia and speech-language pathologists to learn what goals and procedures they value. Both groups said they wanted control, choice, and flexibility to do what they thought worked best.
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Why is it important?
Stakeholder perspectives are often overlooked when evaluating and developing methods for aphasia treatment. It was powerful to learn that both speech-language pathologists and people with aphasia value autonomy. Treatments that incorporate these features are likely used more often and more fully.
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This page is a summary of: Proactive social validation of methods and procedures used for training speech production in aphasia, Aphasiology, October 2017, Taylor & Francis, DOI: 10.1080/02687038.2017.1385051.
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