Fine and Performing Arts Honors
Date of Award
Thesis Professor Department
Literature and Language
Liv Halaas Detwiler
The consistent increase of cultural diversity and immigration within the United States over the last fifty years has contributed to a societal shift towards a growing bilingual population. The growth of this population has generated a need to evaluate current assessment and treatment plans for bilingual post-stroke aphasia patients within the United States to ensure that these individuals are receiving effective healthcare. This study aims to investigate the current knowledge gap surrounding appropriate methods of assessing and treating bilingual post-stroke aphasia patients within the United States and suggest potential approaches based on existing research. In order to synthesize information regarding current methods of assessing and treating bilingual post-stroke aphasia patients and to suggest areas for future research, a review of previously published literature was conducted. To illustrate the association between bilingualism and approaches to healthcare, potential and previously studied assessment and treatment plans for bilingual post-stroke aphasia patients within the United States were evaluated based on the likelihood of their success in a physical clinical setting. Because minimal research currently exists concerning intervention in bilingual aphasic adults, SLPs in the United States are forced to provide services without the knowledge necessary to provide efficacious healthcare to this population. As a result, there is currently a critical need for the development of consistent, culturally relevant assessments and treatment approaches for bilingual post-stroke aphasia patients and for large-scale empirical studies to be conducted in the United States that examine the validity of these assessment and treatment protocols.
East Tennessee State University
Honors Thesis - Open Access
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Bennett, Kristen, "The Effects of Bilingualism in Post-Stroke Aphasia Patients: Clinical Implications Within the United States" (2020). Undergraduate Honors Theses. Paper 518. https://dc.etsu.edu/honors/518
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