Training communication partners is vital for person-centered care and better real-life outcomes for persons with aphasia. Let’s set our patients and families up for success at home by using evidence-based techniques and in-context practice.
This 110+-page download will give you everything you need to use evidence in a meaningful way to improve word-finding, conversation, functional phrases, writing, texting, and more for those with aphasia.
Response Elaboration Training (RET) is a naming / discourse treatment that has been used with aphasia (mild to severe) and even apraxia. The treatment addresses goals to improve verbal production, word retrieval in conversation, and increase content words in conversation.
Script Training has shown promising research in speech therapy to improve word production, accuracy, and speaker confidence for trained scripts for those with aphasia and/or apraxia - in multiple conversation environments.
Semantic Feature Analysis (SFA) is a naming treatment and cueing technique for aphasia (both fluent and nonfluent, as a result of TBI or CVA). Research shows the best results with the words actually trained.