A pilot study of use-dependent learning in the context of Constraint Induced Language Therapy

Maher, Lynn M., Kendall, Diane, Swearengin, Jennifer A., Rodriguez, Amy, Leon, Susan A., Pingel, Karyn, Holland, Audrey and Rothi, Leslie J. Gonzalez (2006) A pilot study of use-dependent learning in the context of Constraint Induced Language Therapy. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 12 6: 843-852. doi:10.1017/S1355617706061029

Author Maher, Lynn M.
Kendall, Diane
Swearengin, Jennifer A.
Rodriguez, Amy
Leon, Susan A.
Pingel, Karyn
Holland, Audrey
Rothi, Leslie J. Gonzalez
Title A pilot study of use-dependent learning in the context of Constraint Induced Language Therapy
Journal name Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1355-6177
Publication date 2006-11
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1017/S1355617706061029
Volume 12
Issue 6
Start page 843
End page 852
Total pages 10
Place of publication Cambridge, England, U.K.
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Language eng
Formatted abstract
This investigation reports the results of a pilot study concerning the application of principles of use-dependent learning developed in the motor rehabilitation literature as Constraint Induced Therapy to language rehabilitation in a group of individuals with chronic aphasia. We compared treatment that required forced use of the language modality, Constraint Induced Language Therapy, (CILT) to treatment allowing all modes of communication. Both treatments were administrated intensively in a massed practice paradigm, using the same therapeutic stimuli and tasks. Results suggest that whereas both interventions yielded positive outcomes, CILT participants showed more consistent improvement on standard aphasia measures and clinician judgments of narrative discourse. These findings suggest that CILT intervention may be a viable approach to aphasia rehabilitation. © 2006 The International Neuropsychological Society.
Keyword Aphasia therapy
Speech therapy
Stroke rehabilitation
Induced Movement Therapy
Chronic Aphasia
Brain Plasticity
Stroke Patients
Motor Recovery
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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