The Living with Dysarthria group: implementation and feasibility of a group intervention for people with dysarthria following stroke and family members

Catherine Mackenzie, Gillian Paton, Shona Kelly, Marian Brady, Margaret Muir

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Abstract

The broad life implications of acquired dysarthria are recognized, but they have received little attention in stroke management. Reports of group therapy, which may be a suitable approach to intervention, are not available for stroke-related dysarthria. To examine the operational feasibility of and response to a new eight-session weekly group intervention programme, Living with Dysarthria, designed for people with chronic dysarthria following stroke and their main communication partners.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)709-724
Number of pages26
JournalInternational Journal of Language and Communication Disorders
Volume47
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2012

Keywords

  • dysarthria
  • stroke
  • group therapy

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