Degree Name

MS (Master of Science)

Program

Communicative Disorders

Date of Award

8-2004

Committee Chair or Co-Chairs

Methlee R. Ennis

Committee Members

Nancy Scherer, Teresa L. Boggs

Abstract

The effects of a multimodality treatment were investigated using a single subject experimental design across behaviors in two patients with different severity levels of Broca's aphasia. We hypothesized that Response Elaboration Training and an oral reading task would improve accuracy of sentence production, information content, and mean length of utterance. Results indicated that this treatment approach elicited significant improvement in the accuracy of sentence production and information content in the participant with very mild Broca's aphasia. Furthermore, the participant with severe Broca's aphasia demonstrated a very significant improvement in information content and mean length of utterance. The improvements support the idea that the same treatment may be used for individuals with various levels of ability as long as appropriate aspects of language are monitored for each client.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Copyright

Copyright by the authors.

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