Applying the Principles of Experience-Dependent Neural Plasticity: Building up Language Abilities with ELA®-Computerized Language Modules
In this paper, a computerized language therapy program that aims at supplying the required dose of practice for PWAs will be presented, namely the ELA®-Language Modules. The rationale and underlying principles for each linguistic level and the linguistic structure of the language tasks for the word, sentence and text level and for dialogues will be explained and how the compo-nents of the ELA®-Language Modules adhere to the principles of experience-dependent neural plasticity. First pilot applications of the ELA®-Language Modules with PWAs are discussed in terms of the principles of experience-dependent neural plasticity and usability.
KeywordsAphasia computerized language training neural plasticity
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