Bama perks: the use of simulated context as treatment for adults with aphasia

dc.contributorAllen, Rebecca S.
dc.contributorBuhr, Anthony P.
dc.contributorCheimariou, Spyridoula
dc.contributor.advisorBarber, Angela B.
dc.contributor.authorTucker, Marie Louise
dc.contributor.otherUniversity of Alabama Tuscaloosa
dc.date.accessioned2017-07-28T14:12:02Z
dc.date.available2017-07-28T14:12:02Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.descriptionElectronic Thesis or Dissertationen_US
dc.description.abstractThere is a growing interest in examining the efficacy of aphasia treatment programs that examine meaningful real-life outcomes rather than therapeutic outcomes within structured intervention settings (Chapey et al., 2008). This study measured language abilities, social networks, and quality of life for nine patients with aphasia over a ten-week span during a simulated coffee shop social communication intervention called Bama Perks. Using an evaluative approach, strengths and weaknesses were examined and results supported the feasibility of Bama Perks as a supplement to traditional therapy. Clinician and caregiver measures indicated client improvement in language skills and social communication skills, a growth in social networks, and a reduction in burden of diagnosis. Daily rating scales taken during each Bama Perks session revealed variability with marginal growth across measures of communication function, flexibility, and overall communication production. These findings contribute to growing evidence supporting socially simulated environments as therapeutic contexts for individuals with aphasia.en_US
dc.format.extent45 p.
dc.format.mediumelectronic
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.identifier.otheru0015_0000001_0002593
dc.identifier.otherTucker_alatus_0004M_13072
dc.identifier.urihttp://ir.ua.edu/handle/123456789/3190
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Alabama Libraries
dc.relation.hasversionborn digital
dc.relation.ispartofThe University of Alabama Electronic Theses and Dissertations
dc.relation.ispartofThe University of Alabama Libraries Digital Collections
dc.rightsAll rights reserved by the author unless otherwise indicated.en_US
dc.subjectSpeech therapy
dc.titleBama perks: the use of simulated context as treatment for adults with aphasiaen_US
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etdms.degree.departmentUniversity of Alabama. Department of Communicative Disorders
etdms.degree.disciplineSpeech Language Pathology
etdms.degree.grantorThe University of Alabama
etdms.degree.levelmaster's
etdms.degree.nameM.S.
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