What is an aphasia-friendly environment?

Howe, T. J., Worrall, L. E. and Hickson, L. M. H. (2004) What is an aphasia-friendly environment?. Aphasiology, 18 11: 1015-1037. doi:10.1080/02687030444000499

Author Howe, T. J.
Worrall, L. E.
Hickson, L. M. H.
Title What is an aphasia-friendly environment?
Journal name Aphasiology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0268-7038
Publication date 2004-01-01
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1080/02687030444000499
Volume 18
Issue 11
Start page 1015
End page 1037
Total pages 23
Editor C. Code
R. Marshall
Place of publication UK
Publisher Psychology Press
Language eng
Subject C1
321025 Rehabilitation and Therapy - Hearing and Speech
730303 Occupational, speech and physiotherapy
Abstract Background: The provision of aphasia-friendly environments is important for reducing the disability experienced by people with aphasia. However, the term aphasia-friendly environment has yet to be explicitly defined in the literature. Aims. This review defines aphasia-friendly environments, critically evaluates the relevant literature. and highlights the gaps in research in this area. Main Contribution: The World Health Organisation's (WHO) International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) (WHO, 2001) is Used as a framework for identifying the specific barriers and facilitators that need to be considered when creating an aphasia-friendly environment. Research focusing on Multiple ICF environmental factor domains is presented, followed by a review Of Studies that focus on specific environmental factor domains. Conclusions. More research identifying the range of environmental factors that may be important to consider when creating aphasia-friendly environments is required. In addition, further rigorous studies focusing on specific ICF environmental factor domains are needed.
Keyword Conversation Partners
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Clinical Neurology
Q-Index Code C1
Additional Notes This document is a journal review.

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Collections: Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) - Collection
2005 Higher Education Research Data Collection
School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences Publications
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