Neurorehabilition of language
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.
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- DiFrancesco, S., et al. (2012). Intensive language action therapy: the methods. Aphasiology 26, 1317-1351
- MacGregor, L. J., Difrancesco, S., Pulvermüller, F., Shtyrov, Y., & Mohr, B. (2014). Ultra-rapid access to words in chronic aphasia: The effects of intensive language-action therapy (ILAT). Brain Topography 28 (2), 279-291. 10.1007/s10548-014-0398-y