Med och utan hemträning – en utvärdering av hörförståelseträning vid afasi
Previous studies shows that high-intensity aphasia intervention gives better results than intervention that is less intense. This study evaluated a working model at a hospital in Gothenburg which involve related persons in intervention. The model prescribes daily training in the home. The case series design study investigated the effect of intervention on auditory comprehension, impact on participation and examined how the related person judged that communication was affected. Four participants with severe aphasia received intervention for 16 weeks, 8 of which included intensive training at home and at the clinic, while 8 weeks only included clinical intervention. Language Enrichment Therapy (Salonen, 1980) was used to improve auditory comprehension. One participant showed a significant better result after intensive intervention. Communication was improved as valued by all participants’ related persons. The results indicate that intensive intervention of auditory comprehension can provide an effect on functional level and participation.
language enrichment therapy