Intensive language-action therapy (also known as Constraint-Induced Aphasia Therapy or Constraint-Induced Language Therapy) is a method my colleagues and I developed in the late 1990s, which is successful in the therapy of patients suffering from chronic post-stroke language deficits. This method applies recent insights from neuroscience about functional interactions between the brain systems for language and action. We develop this method further and explore its usefulness for treating language and communication deficits. For further information see also Aphasia & Therapy.
Project: Intensive Language Action Therapy: Mechanisms Critical for the Neurorehabilitation of Language
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- Mohr, B., Difrancesco, S., Harrington, K., Evans, S., Pulvermüller, F. (2015). Changes of right-hemispheric activation after constraint-induced, intensive language action therapy in chronic aphasia: fMRI evidence from auditory semantic processing. Frontiers in Human Neurosciences, 8, 919. http://doi.org/10.3389/fnhum.2014.00919
- DiFrancesco, S., et al. (2012) Intensive language action therapy: the methods. Aphasiology26, 1317-1351.
- Berthier, M.L. and Pulvermüller, F. (2011) Neuroscience insights improve neurorehabilitation of post-stroke aphasia. Nature Reviews Neurology, 7. http://doi.org/10.1038/nrneurol.2010.201