The effect of high-frequent homework on the semantic system of persons suffering from chronic aphasi.
Therapy of aphasia at high frequency cannot be afforded for each patient. Alternatives have to be found to replenish direct therapy. This investigation examines the effect of homework executed at high frequency by individuals suffering from chronic aphasia. Repeated measures were performed using the language outcome of five individuals, working high-frequently (≥300 minutes/week over three weeks) on paper-pencil homework. Their language abilities were tested using the AAT, BIWOS and LEMO 2.0. Furthermore, the influence on the communication in daily life was assessed using CETI. The intervention did not lead to significant effects. However, positive trends were observed concerning the overall language ability, oral naming and auditory speech comprehension. Slight positive trends were recognised in written naming and text comprehension. Furthermore, the communication ability slightly improved over the intervention period. The findings of this investigation indicate that high-frequent homework leads to positive changes in the semantic system and in daily communication.
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