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Applying the Principles of Experience-Dependent Neural Plasticity: Building up Language Abilities with ELA®-Computerized Language Modules

  • Jacqueline Stark
  • Christiane Pons
  • Ronald Bruckner
  • Beate Fessl
  • Rebecca Janker
  • Verena Leitner
  • Karin Mittermann
  • Michaela Rausch
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7383)

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Aphasia computerized language training neural plasticity 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jacqueline Stark
    • 1
    • 2
  • Christiane Pons
    • 1
    • 2
  • Ronald Bruckner
    • 1
  • Beate Fessl
    • 1
  • Rebecca Janker
    • 1
  • Verena Leitner
    • 1
  • Karin Mittermann
    • 1
  • Michaela Rausch
    • 1
  1. 1.ELA® Photo SeriesViennaAustria
  2. 2.Austrian Academy of SciencesViennaAustria

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