A review of the literature suggests that treatment of the aphasic patient, particularly in the area of auditory input has been and is inadequate at this time. Improved methods of diagnosing and evaluating the levels of communicative ability of aphasic patients, indicate that newly developed techniques would seem to be appropriate for the treatment of auditory input deficits.
The present study, therefore, was designed to investigate two questions: (1) is operant conditioned, programmed instruction as designed and instrumented in this study, a useful and mechanically feasible approach to the treatment of aphasia and (2) are operant conditioned programmed instruction methods useful in modifying the auditory processing of aphasic patients?
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Speech and Hearing Sciences
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Anderson, Cara. "The Application of Automated Programmed Instruction to the Modification of Auditory Processing in the Aphasic Patient." (1990). https://digitalrepository.unm.edu/shs_etds/24