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Clinical Aspects of Dysphasia

Volume 2 of the series Disorders of Human Communication pp 162-168

General Considerations for Dysphasia Rehabilitation

  • Martin L. AlbertAffiliated withAphasia Research Center, Boston University Medical SchoolAphasia Research Center, Boston University Medical SchoolClinical Neurology Section, Boston Veterans Administration Medical Center
  • , Harold GoodglassAffiliated withAphasia Research Center, Boston University Medical SchoolAphasia Research Center, Boston University Medical SchoolBoston University Medical SchoolPsychology Research, Boston Veterans Administration Medical Center
  • , Nancy A. HelmAffiliated withAphasia Research Center, Boston University Medical SchoolBoston University Medical SchoolNeurology Service, Boston Veterans Administration Medical Center
  • , Alan B. RubensAffiliated withAphasia Research Center, Boston University Medical SchoolUniversity of Minnesota Medical SchoolNeurobehavior Unit, Hennepin County Medical CenterHennepin County Medical Center
  • , Michael P. AlexanderAffiliated withAphasia Research Center, Boston University Medical SchoolBoston University Medical SchoolNeurobehavior Unit, Boston Veterans Administration Medical Center

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Abstract

No matter which theoretical viewpoint of dysphasia the language clinician holds, or which resultant approach to treatment he chooses, there are some general considerations for improving the overall effectiveness of the rehabilitative process. In this section we will discuss some of these considerations.