Introduction to Group Treatment for Aphasia: Design and Management / Edition 1

Introduction to Group Treatment for Aphasia: Design and Management / Edition 1

by Robert C. Marshall, Marshall
     
 

This step-by-step guide will help clinicians to decide whether a group treatment program is right for their practice and will show how to set up a successful group therapy program that serves the needs of adults with aphasia. It covers a wide range of key issues including appropriate environments, types of programs, group composition and scheduling, and

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This step-by-step guide will help clinicians to decide whether a group treatment program is right for their practice and will show how to set up a successful group therapy program that serves the needs of adults with aphasia. It covers a wide range of key issues including appropriate environments, types of programs, group composition and scheduling, and documentation and accountability.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780750670135
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
11/30/1998
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.95(w) x 9.19(h) x 0.40(d)

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Group Treatment for Individuals with Aphasia:
Organization; I. PLANNING AND ORGANIZATION: 2. Benefits of Group Treatment: General Benefits of Group Treatment; Individual Benefits; Health Care Organization Benefits; Saving Time for Staff; 3. Logistics: Recruitment; Transportation Issues; Space; 4. Funding: The Cost of Group Treatment; 5. Group Composition: Size; Group Homogeneity; Standards for Participation; Admissions, Discharges, New Members; Leadership; II. TREATMENT METHODS: 6. Prerequisites to Group Treatment: Expectations; Prerequisite Background Information on Group Patients; 7. A Synopsis of Group Treatment Programs for Aphasia: Communication-Focused Groups; Psychosocial Focused Group Treatment for Aphasia; Transitional Groups; 8. Group Treatment Activities: Structured Television Viewing; Dollhouse Project; Reminiscence; Cooperative Group Treatment; Painting a Picture; Bargaining Game; Decision Making; Communication Snags; Low Level Participation; Planning an Activity; Fixing a Meal; Competition Tasks; Conversation Pieces; Resources for Group Treatment Materials; III. DOCUMENTATION: 9. Documentation in the Treatment Session: The Treatment Session; Tracking Forms; 10. Monthly Documentation: Selecting the Documentation Tool;
Standardized Tests; Verbal Outcome Measures; Communicative Efficiency;
Overall Measures of Communicative Efficiency; Task-Specific Measures of Information Exchange; Psychosocial Outcome Measures; Final Comments on Monthly Documentation; 11. Social Validation: Observation; Use of Naïve Raters and Peer Groups; Social Validation Questionnaires; Client Self-Reports; Intake and Exit Interviews; 12. Some Final Comments: Fears for the Future; Hopes; Final Images

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