Extending the use of Spanish Computer-assisted Anomia Rehabilitation Program (CARP-2) in people with aphasia.

TitleExtending the use of Spanish Computer-assisted Anomia Rehabilitation Program (CARP-2) in people with aphasia.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsAdrián, JA, González, M, Buiza, JJ, Sage, KE
JournalJ Commun Disord
Volume44
Issue6
Date Published2011 Nov-Dec
Abstract

PURPOSE: To extend the use of the Spanish Computer-assisted Anomia Rehabilitation Program (CARP-2) for anomia from a single case to a group of 15 people with aphasia. To evaluate whether the treatment is active (Phase 1) for this group (Robey & Schultz, 1998), providing potential explanations as to why.
METHODS: Fifteen participants with chronic aphasia (with a range from moderate to mild anomia) were recruited to 15 weeks of computer-assisted therapy for anomia. A single treatment period with pre- and post-treatment assessments evaluated participants' ability to name 200 words using the multiple cues provided by the computer. Pre- and post-naming measures of all items examined the effect of treatment. Background linguistic and cognitive skills were measured before and after the therapy to investigate whether the improvements in naming were therapy specific.
RESULTS: All 15 participants showed significant benefits in their naming skills after the therapy. There were no changes to cognitive and linguistic skills unrelated to anomia. There was evidence of some carry-over effects in naming.
CONCLUSION: The Spanish Computer-assisted Anomia Rehabilitation Program (CARP-2) for anomia is an active treatment for a range of people who have anomia as part of their aphasia profile. Learning outcomes: By the end of the paper you will be able to answer the CEU questions and consider whether to use computer assisted therapy on a wide range of clients with anomia difficulties.

ISSN Number1873-7994
KeywordsAdult, Aged, Anomia, Aphasia, Computer-Assisted Instruction, Female, Humans, Language Therapy, Male, Middle Aged, Neuropsychological Tests, Treatment Outcome
URLhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21794873?dopt=Abstract
DOI10.1016/j.jcomdis.2011.06.002
Alternate JournalJ Commun Disord
PubMed ID21794873