Speech-language pathology services for people with aphasia: A survey of current practice in Australia

Verna, A., Davidson, B. and Rose, T. (2009) Speech-language pathology services for people with aphasia: A survey of current practice in Australia. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 11 3: 191-205. doi:10.1080/17549500902726059


Author Verna, A.
Davidson, B.
Rose, T.
Title Speech-language pathology services for people with aphasia: A survey of current practice in Australia
Journal name International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1754-9507
1754-9515
Publication date 2009
Year available 2009
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/17549500902726059
Volume 11
Issue 3
Start page 191
End page 205
Total pages 15
Editor Sharynne McLeod
Place of publication London, U.K.
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Collection year 2010
Language eng
Subject C1
Abstract Currently, there is limited information on the nature and extent of speech-language pathology services in Australia for people with aphasia. This article reports on a survey to investigate speech-language pathology practice in Australia. An aim of the research was to identify and describe current practice in relation to the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health. Furthermore, the frequency, duration and types of services for people with aphasia, including the clinical approaches to intervention, are reported in the context of national clinical guidelines and evidence-based practice. Survey results from 70 respondents revealed that the provision of intensive speech-language pathology intervention for people with aphasia is most common in the inpatient rehabilitation setting. Individual therapy is provided more than any other type of intervention across the continuum of care. The majority of clinicians reported a functional approach to intervention for aphasia; however, the use of impairment-based assessments was predominantly recorded. The widespread use of the Australian Therapy Outcome Measures (AusTOMs), was an indication that the ICF framework informs outcome measurement in aphasia.
Keyword Australian speech-language pathology
Aphasia services
WHO ICF
Aphasia assessment
Aphasia intervention
Outcome measurement
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: 2010 Higher Education Research Data Collection
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