Title

Predicting potential for aphasia rehabilitation: The role of judgments of motivation.

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

Speech Pathology Australia

School

School of Medical and Health Sciences

RAS ID

22115

Comments

Originally published as: Hersh, D. & Ciccone, N. (2016). Predicting potential for asphasia rehabilitation: The role of judgments of motivation. Journal of Clinical Practice in Speech-Language Pathology. 18(1), 3-7.Original article available here

Abstract

This paper reviews the role of judgments of motivation by practitioners in predicting recovery post stroke and explores how speech-language pathologists (SLPs) judge motivation in their patients with aphasia. Qualitative data from two separate studies are used to show that judgments of motivation, within a complex mix of factors, are an important aspect of SLPs’ decision-making and may impact on how therapy is offered. We suggest that people with aphasia may be particularly disadvantaged by such judgments and that more discussion and reflection on the issue would be beneficial.

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