Training Volunteers as Conversation Partners Using 'Supported Conversation for Adults With Aphasia' (SCA): A Controlled Trial

Kagan, Aura; Black, Sandra E.; Duchan, Judith Felson; Simmons-Mackie, Nina; Square, Paula
June 2001
Journal of Speech, Language & Hearing Research;Jun2001, Vol. 44 Issue 3, p624
Academic Journal
Presents information on a study which examined the efficacy of Supported Conversation for Adults with Aphasia (SCA) intervention method. Methodology; Details on SCA; Results of the study.


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