Intensive Treatment Research

Many of the following references support the effectiveness of intensive aphasia therapy:


Allen, L., Mehta, S., McClure, A., & Teasell, R. (2012). Therapeutic Interventions for Aphasia Initiated More than Six Months Post Stroke: A Review of the Evidence. Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation, 19 (6), 523-535.

Babbitt, E., Worrall, L., & Cherney, L. (2015). Structure, Processes, and Retrospective Outcomes From an Intensive Comprehensive Aphasia Program. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 24, 854-863.

Bhogal, S., Teasell, R., Foley, N., & Speechley, M. (2003). Rehabilitation of Aphasia: More Is Better. Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation, 10 (2), 66-76.

Bhogal, S., Teasell, R., & Speechley, M. (2003). Intensity of Aphasia Therapy, Impact on Recovery. Stroke, 34 (4), 987-993.

Brady, M., Kelly, H., Godwin, J., & Enderby, P. (2012). Speech and language therapy for aphasia following stroke (Review). Cochrane Database Systematic Reviews, 2012 (5). 1-243. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD000425.pub3.

Brown, K., Worrall, L., Davidson, B., & Howe, T. (2012). Living successfully with aphasia: A qualitative meta-analysis of the perspectives of individuals with aphasia, family members, and speech-language pathologists. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 14 (2), 141-155.

Dignam, J., Rodriguez, A., & Copland, D. (In Press, 2015). Evidence for Intensive Aphasia Therapy: Consideration of Theories From Neuroscience and Cognitive Psychology. PM&R.

Godecke, E., Ciccone, N., Granger, A., Rai, T., West, D., Cream, A., et al. (2014). A comparison of aphasia therapy outcomes before and after a Very Early Rehabilitation programme following stroke. International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 49 (2), 149-161.

Hamilton, R., Chrysikou, E., & Coslett, B. (2011). Mechanisms of aphasia recovery after stroke and the role of noninvasive brain stimulation. Brain & Language, 118, 40-50.

Hilari, K., Needle, J., & Harrison, K. (2012). What Are the Important Factors in Health-Related Quality of Life for People With Aphasia? A Systematic Review. Archives of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 93 (1 Suppl), 86-95.

Hillis, A.E. (2002). Does the Right Make It Right? Questions about Recovery of Language after Stroke. Annals of Neurology, 51(5), 537-538.

Hinckley, J. & Carr, T. (2005) Comparing the outcomes of intensive and non-intensive context-based aphasia treatment. Aphasiology, 19 (10/11), 965-974.

Katz, R. (2010). Computers in the Treatment of Chronic Aphasia. Seminars in Speech and Language, 31, 34-41.

Kleim, J., & Jones, T. (2008). Principles of Experience-Dependent Neural Plasticity: Implications for Rehabilitation After Brain Damage. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 151, 225-239.  

Lucette, L., Rose, M., & Worrall, L. (2013). The efficacy of outpatient and community-based aphasia group interventions: A systematic review. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 15(4), 359–374.

Marcotte, K., Adrover-Roig, D., Damien, B., de Préaumont, M., Généreux, S., Hubert, M., et al. (2012). Therapy-induced neuroplasticity in chronic aphasia. Neuropsychologia, 50, 1776–1786

Moss, A., & Nicholas, M. (2006). Language Rehabilitation in Chronic Aphasia and Time Postonset: A Review of Single-Subject Data. Stroke, 3043-3051.

Rodriguez, A., Worrall, L., Brown, K., Grohn, B., McKinnon, E., Pearson, C., et al. (2013). Aphasia LIFT: Exploratory investigation of an intensive comprehensive aphasia programme. Aphasiology, 27 (11), 1339-1361.

Rose, L., Cherney, L., & Worrall, L. (2013). Intensive Comprehensive Aphasia
Programs: An International Survey of Practice. Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation, 20(5), 379–387.

Salter, K., Foley, N., & Teasell, R. (2010). Social support interventions and mood status post stroke: A review. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 47, 616-625.

Salter, K., Teasell, R., Foley, N. & Allen, L., (September 2013). Evidence-Based Review of Stroke Rehabilitation, 14th Ed. Module 14 - Aphasia.

Simmons-Mackie, N., Raymer, A., Armstrong, E., Holland, A., & Cherney, L. (2010). Communication Partner Training in Aphasia: A Systematic Review. Archives of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 91, 1814-1837.

Small, S., Buccino, G. & Solodkin, A. (2013). Brain repair after stroke- a novel neurological model. Nature, 9, 698-707.

Winans-Mitrik, R., Hula, W., Dickey, M., Schumacher, J., Swoyer, B., & Doylea, P. (2014). Description of an Intensive Residential Aphasia Treatment Program: Rationale, Clinical Processes, and Outcomes. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 23, 330-342.