Abstract

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of teaching dialogic reading (DR) strategies to patients with aphasia (PWA) as measured by DR strategy use during virtual training sessions. The secondary purpose was to improve psychosocial factors, including communicative participation, perceived stress, and confidence. A single subject multiple baseline across behaviors research design was employed via a telehealth model to examine a training program in DR strategies on expressive linguistic abilities and aspects of quality of life (QoL) in a PWA. Treatment was given four to five times a week and the session length varied based on the participant. Based on visual analysis of graphical representation of the data, it was determined that a functional relation existed between teaching the DR strategies and the PWA implementation through the training sessions for three out of the four strategies. These results provide preliminary evidence that a PWA has the necessary skills to implement DR strategies in the future. Researchers should strive towards including a child into future studies to create a more real-life situation.

Thesis Completion

2021

Semester

Spring

Thesis Chair

Bislick Wilson, Lauren

Co-Chair

Towson, Jacqueline

Degree

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

College

College of Health Professions and Sciences

Department

School of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Language

English

Access Status

Open Access

Release Date

5-1-2021

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