Title

Everyday talk: Its role in assessment and treatment for individuals with aphasia

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

Cambridge University Press

Faculty

Faculty of Computing, Health and Science

School

School of Psychology and Social Science

RAS ID

8498

Comments

Armstrong, E., & Mortensen, L. (2006). Everyday talk: Its role in assessment and treatment for individuals with aphasia. Brain Impairment, 7(3), 175-189.

Abstract

This article discusses the significance of conversation in current clinical practice with individuals with aphasia and their conversation partners. It explores the nature of everyday talk, and provides an overview of how studies to date have examined the conversations of individuals with aphasia and have provided some promising treatment avenues. It also proposes another framework, Speech Function Analysis, that may assist further in incorporating conversational principles into the therapy context. The framework provides a system network for examining speech functions in dialogue, while considering the effects of both lexical and syntactic limitations, and context. Examples of conversations between three individuals with aphasia and their partners are used to illustrate the analysis. The authors suggest that further knowledge of both aphasic speakers' and their partners' interactions as well as clinician–client interactions may increase our insights into this area, and make authentic and meaningful conversation more accessible in the clinical situation and beyond.

DOI

10.1375/brim.7.3.175

 
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Link to publisher version (DOI)

10.1375/brim.7.3.175