| Clinician's comments on therapy
Using computers for speech therapy is still
a fairly new concept, but clinicians are are very
"Patients benefit from the repetition of the
exercises, Ruth Fink said, and the computer seems to
engage them more than if they were just looking at a flash
card. The patients like using the computer for therapy,
and it is motivating for them"
"Another advantage of
using computer-based aphasia therapy is that it
ultimately can save the clinician time," remarked Fink. The clinician does not have to score the
patients' responses while they are performing the exercise,
and the results are easily can be printed for their
"This approach to therapy
is ideal for the home care clinician," she said. "They can have all
their therapy exercises ready to go, loaded onto a laptop
computer that is easily transported from home to
Ruth Fink, MA,
Conclusions from a clinical
study by Dr. Richard Katz
clinical directory of Moss Rehab Aphasia
- Computer reading treatment requires only minimal
assistance from a clinician
- Improvement on the computer reading tasks generalizes to improvement in language performance
- Improvement results from the language content of
the software, not simply stimulation provided by a
- The computer reading treatment for aphasia which they
employed is efficacious.
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