|Treatment Software Proven
Computer-assisted speech therapy has been
clinically proven as effective.
"Computers can be powerful clinical
from clinical study by Dr. Katz &
Wertz. The efficacy of computer-provided
reading treatment for chronic aphasic adults. [J Speech Lang Hear Res. 1997 Jun;40(3):493-507.
"Specific measures of language function can be
broadly, positively, and significantly influenced by
computer-based language therapy in chronic aphasia",
From a Study
by Aftonomos LB, Steele RD, Wertz RT, Promoting recovery in
chronic aphasia with an interactive technology, Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 1997 Aug;78(8):841-6.
While no computerized therapy can (or should) replace a
speech therapist, therapy software, such as the Aphasia
Tutor series, can be very effective, as demonstrated by
Katz and Wertz (1997) study
Efficacy Results (research
data that appeared in 1997 article by Dr. Katz)
The study measured the patients' AQ (Aphasia Quotient)
using the WAB (Western Aphasia Battery).
Dr. Richard Katz, a well known researcher in the
Speech/Language Pathology field, recently published
a detailed study confirming the effectiveness (efficacy) of computer software for treating language-based
deficits, specifically aphasia. He graphed the outcomes data and made several conclusions in favor of computerized therapy.
He compared the following scenarios:
Conclusions of the Study
- Computer Reading
Treatment - Each patient
received 3 hours per week of therapy (for 26 weeks) using
software specifically designed for language therapy (for a
total of 78 hours of computer therapy).
- Generic Computer Simulation software
(such as video games, etc.) not designed
specifically for language therapy.
- No Treatment - The patient received no treatment
- 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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