Evidence & Articles for Computer Therapy

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Below is a list of research papers on the topic of computer therapy for people with aphasia.

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Authors Title

Woodhead, Zoe VJ, Sheila J. Kerry, Oscar M. Aguilar, Yean-Hoon Ong, John S. Hogan, Katerina Pappa, Alex P. Leff, and Jennifer T. Crinion.

Randomized trial of iReadMore word reading training and brain stimulation in central alexia. Brain 141, no. 7 (2018)

Sarah E. Wallace, Karen Hux, Kelly Knollman-Porter, Jessica A. Brown, Elizabeth Parisi & Rebecca Cain

Reading Behaviors and Text-to-Speech Technology Perceptions of People with Aphasia, Assistive Technology, May 2021

Michelle Braley, Jordyn Sims Pierce, Sadhvi Saxena, Emily De Oliveira, Laura Taraboanta, Veera Anantha, Shaheen E. Lakhan, Swathi Kiran

A Virtual, Randomized, Control Trial of a Digital Therapeutic for Speech, Language, and Cognitive Intervention in Post-stroke Persons With Aphasia. Frontiers in Neurology, 12 February 2021

Fleming, V., Brownsett, S., Krason, A., Maegli, M. A., Coley-Fisher, H., Ong, Y. H., ... & Leff, A. P

Efficacy of spoken word comprehension therapy in patients with chronic aphasia: a cross-over randomised controlled trial with structural imaging. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry, 2021, 92(4), 418-424

L Cherney, J Lee, K Kim

Web-based Oral Reading for Language in Aphasia (Web ORLA®): A pilot randomized control trial. Clinical Rehabilitation, January 2021

NR Latimer, A Bhadhuri, A O Alshreef

Self-managed, computerised word finding therapy as an add-on to usual care for chronic aphasia post-stroke: An economic evaluation. Clinical Rehabilitation, November 2020

Atiyeh Vaezipour, Jessica Campbell, Deborah Theodoros & Trevor Russell.

Mobile Apps for Speech-Language Therapy in Adults With Communication Disorders: Review of Content and Quality. JMIR mHealth and uHealth 8, no. 10. 2020

Georgia Cistola, Mireira Ferru, Ineka van der Meulen

Aphasia & acquired reading impairments: what are the high tech alternatives to compensate for reading defecits? International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, 2020

R Cook, P Davidson, R Martin

Computerised speech and language therapy can help people with aphasia find words following a stroke. British Medical Journal 368, 2020

Mi Joo Choi, Hana Kim, Hyun-Wook Nah, Dong-Wha Kang

Digital Therapeutics: Emerging New Therapy for Neurologic Deficits after Stroke. Journal of Stroke 2019;21(3):242-258

R Palmer, M Dimairo, C Cooper, P Enderby, M Brady et al.

Self-managed, computerised speech and language therapy for patients with chronic aphasia post-stroke compared with usual care or attention control (Big CACTUS): a multicentre, single-blinded, randomised controlled trial. The Lancet, vol 18, issue 9, 2019

F Menger, C Sallis, J Morris

The impact of aphasia on Internet and technology use. Disability & Rehabilitation, April 2019

Timothy Neate, Abi Roper, Stephanie Wilson, Jane Marshall

Empowering Expression for Users with Aphasia through Constrained Creativity. Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), 2019

J Marshall, A Caute, K Chadd, M Cruice, K Monnelly, S Wilson, C Woolf

Technology-enhanced writing therapy for people with aphasia: results of a quasi-randomised waitlist controlled study. IJLCD vol 54, no 2, 203-220, March 2019
Joel Macoir, Monica Lavoie, Sonia Routhier, Nathalie Bier Key Factors for the Success of Self-Administered Treatments of Poststroke Aphasia Using Technologies, Telemedecine & e-health, August 2018

Jane Marshall, Niamh Devane, Lisa Edmonds, Richard Talbot, Stephanie Wilson, Celia Woolf & Nick Zwart

Delivering word retrieval therapies for people with aphasia in a virtual communication environment. Aphasiology, June 2018

6. Baier, C. K., Hoepner, J. K., & Sather, T. W.

Exploring Snapchat as a dynamic capture tool for social networking in persons with aphasia. Aphasiology, 32(11), 1336-1359. 2017

Pitt, R., Theodoros, D., Hill, A. J., & Russell, T.

The development and feasibility of an online aphasia group intervention and networking program – TeleGAIN. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 0(0), 1–14. 2017

F Menger, J Morris, C Salis

Internet use in aphasia. Topics in Language Disorders. vol 37 No 1 pp 6-24 January/March 2017

Lavoie M, Macoir J et al

Effectiveness of technologies in the treatment of post-stroke anomia: A systematic review. Journal of Communication Disorders 2017 65, 43-53

Roper A, Marshall J, Wilson S

Benefits and Limitations of Computer Gesture Therapy for the Rehabilitation of Severe Aphasia. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 2016, 10:595. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2016.00595

J Marshall, T Booth, N Devane, J Galliers, H Greenwood, K Hilari, R Talbot, S Wilson, C Woolf

Evaluating the Benefits of Aphasia Intervention Delivered in Virtual Reality: Results of a Quasi-Randomised Study. Journals.plos.org. 12.08.2016

Stark, B. C., & Warburton, E. A.

Improved language in chronic aphasia after self-delivered iPad speech therapy. Neuropsychological rehabilitation, 2016, 1-14
A Crook, J Kenny, H Johnson, B Davidson Perspectives of a mobile application for people with communication disabilities in the community. Disability & Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology. 05.01.2016
C Salis, F Hwang Digital technology and aphasia, special issue of Aphasiology, volume 30, issue 2-3, 2016

F Menger, J Morris & C Salis

Aphasia in an Internet age: wider perspectives on digital inclusion, Aphasiology volume 30, issue 2-3
J Marshall et al. What is the evidence base for the use of digital technology in aphasia therapy? RCSLT Bulletin, June 2015
C Woolf, A Caute, Z Haigh, J Galliers, S Wilson, A Kessie, S Hirani, B Hegarty, J Marshall A comparison of remote therapy, face to face therapy and an attention control intervention for people with aphasia: A quasi-randomised controlled feasibility study. Clinical Rehabilitation, April 2015

Carrie A. Des Roches,Isabel Balachandran,Elsa M. Ascenso, Yorghos Tripodis, Swati Kiran.

Effectiveness of an impairment-based individualized rehabilitation program using an iPad-based software platform. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 2014; 8:1015
H Kelly, F Kennedy, H Britton, G McGuire, J Law Narrowing the "digital divide" - facilitating access to computer technology to enhance the lives of those with aphasia: a feasibility study. Aphasiology 2015
S Wilson, A Roper, J Marshall, N Devane, T Booth, C Woolf Codesign for people with aphasia through tangible design languages. Codesign 2015
C Zheng, L Lynch, N Taylor Effect of computer therapy in aphasia: A systematic review. Aphasiology 2014
M Agostini, M Garzon, S Benavides-Varela, S De Pellegrin, G Bencini, G Rossi, S Rosadoni, M Mancuso, A Turolla, F Meneghello, P Tonin Telerehabilitation in poststroke anomia, BioMed Research International

Palmer R, Enderby P, Paterson G

Using computers to enable self-management of aphasia therapy exercises for word finding: the patient and carer perspective. International Journal of Communication Disorders 48 (5): 508-521

Brandenburg, C., Worrall, L., Rodriguez, A. D., & Copland, D

Mobile computing technology and aphasia: An integrated review of accessibility and potential uses. Aphasiology, 2013, 27(4), 444-461

Palmer R, Enderby P, Cooper C, Latimer N, Julious S, Paterson G, Dimairo M, Dixon S, Mortley J, Hilton R, et al.

Computer therapy compared with usual care for people with long-standing aphasia poststroke: a pilot randomized controlled trial. Stroke 43(7):1904-1911 Jul 2012
Dietz A, Ball A, Griffin J Reading and writing with aphasia in the 21st century: technological applications of supported reading comprehension and written expression. Topics in stroke rehabilitation, 2011 Nov-Dec;18(6):758-69
L Cherney, A Halper, R Kaye Computer based script training for aphasia: Emerging themes from post-treatment interviews. Journal of Communication Disorders 44, 2011
Van de Sandt-Koenderman WME Aphasia rehabilitation and the role of computer technology: Can we keep up with modern times? International Journal of Speech-language pathologies, February 2011, Vol. 13, No. 1 , Pages 21-27

Cherney L

Oral Reading for Language in Aphasia: Evaluating the efficacy of computer delivered therapy in chronic nonfluent aphasia. Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation, 2010, 17(6)323-431

Richard Katz

Seminars in Speech and Language/vol 31, no 1
J Lee, R Fowler, D Rodney, L Cherney, S Small IMITATE: An intensive computer based treatment for aphasia based on action observation and imitation. Aphasiology, 2010, 24(4)
McCall D et al Integrating technology and targeted treatment to improve narrative production in aphasia: A case study. Aphasiology Volume 23, Issue 4, 2009

Mortley J, Wade J, Enderby P, Hughes A

Effectiveness of computerised rehabilitation for long-term aphasia: a case study series study. 2004 British Journal of General Practice, 54:856-858

Wallesch C, Johannsen-Horbach, H

Computers in aphasia therapy: Effects & side effects. Aphasiology, 2004, 18 (3) 223-228

Mortley J, Wade J & Enderby P

2003 An investigation into the feasibility of remotely delivered computer therapy for people with aphasia. Advances in Speech Language Pathology 5(1): 27-36

Dr Hazel Roddam, NHS North Lancashire

Providing enhanced speech and language therapy using computer technology: service evaluation report, June 2011

RCSLT Resource manual for commissioning & planning services for

SLCN Aphasia, point 6

Ruth Fink et al.

Computer assisted treatment of word retrieval deficits in aphasia, aphasiology 2005, 19 (10/11) 943-954

Wertz R, Katz R

Outcomes of computer provided treatment for aphasia. Aphasiology, 2004, 18 (3) 229-244
RD Steel, A Baird, D McCall, L Haynes. Journal of Telerehabilitation 2015 Combining teletherapy and online language exercises in the treatment of chronic aphasia: an outcome study

Below is a list of general articles relating to aphasia and computing.

Authors Title

Mike Addelman, University of Manchester

New method could transform aphasia treatment after stroke
Dr Rebecca Palmer, December 2015 Therapy manual: Step by step computer therapy approach for the NHS

Miller R, Johnson C, Buhr H, Hoepner J

AphasiaWeb: A social network for individuals with aphasia. Proceedings of the 15th International ACMSIGACCESS conference on computers & accessibility, Article No 4, October 2013

Molero Martin D, Laird R, Hwang F, Salis, C

Computerised short-term memory treatment for older adults with aphasia: feedback from clinicians. Proceedings of the 15th International ACMSIGACCESS conference on computers & accessibility, Article No 44, October 2013