Helpful References

For those who are interested in reading more about intensive aphasia treatment, or related information about neuroplasticity or constraint induced language therapy, we provide here a few references for articles that have been published in peer-reviewed journals and/or textbooks.

  •  Breier, J. et al. (2006). Functional Imaging before and after constraint induced language therapy for aphasia using magnetoencephalography, Neurocase, 12, 322-331
  • Calvert, G. A., et al (2000). Using fMRI to study recovery from acquired dysphasia. Brain and Language, 17, 391- 399
  • Leon, Maher and Gonzalez Rothi. (2011) “ Language Therapy”.  In Raskin (ed) Neuroplasticity and Rehabilitation,  209-239 The Guilford Press, New York,
  • Maher et al ( 2005) Intensity Variation for Constraint Induced Language Therapy for Aphasia. The ASHA Leader: 2005 Convention Program, 166
  • Pulvermuller et al., (2001) Constraint-Induced Therapy of Chronic Aphasia After Stroke.  Stroke, 32, 1621 – 1626
  • Sterr, A., et al., (2002) Longer versus shorter Daily Constraint Induced Movement Therapy of Chronic Hemiparesis: An Exploratory Study. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 83, 1374-1377
  • Szarflarski et al., (2008). Constraint-Induced Aphasia Therapy Stimulates Language Recovery in Patients with Chronic Aphasia after Ischemic Stroke.  Med Sci Monit. 14(5):CR243-CR250
  • Taub, E et al (1999). An operant approach to rehabilitation medicine: overcoming learned nonuse by shaping. J of Rehabil Res Dev; 36
  • Taub, E. (2000) Constraint Induced Movement Therapy and Massed Practice. Stroke, 31, 986-988
  • Thompson, C.K., ( 2000) Neuroplasticity: evidence from aphasia. Journal of Communication Disorders, 33, 357-366

Presentations about iTAWC

iTAWC co-developers Alisa Ferdinandi and Wendy Duke have presented results of their pilot project (2011) to their fellow speech-language pathologists and to other rehabilitation professionals at these conferences:

  • British Columbia Association of Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists, Annual Conference, Victoria. B.C., October 2011.
  • 22nd Pacific Coast Brain Injury Conference, Vancouver, B.C., February, 2012
  • Workshop on Treatment of Cognitive Communication Disorders, Halvar Jonson Centre for Brain Injury, Ponoka, Alberta, May 2012
  • Canadian Stroke Congress, Calgary, Alberta, October, 2012
  • The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Convention, Atlanta, Georgia, November 2012

 Helpful Links

  • – the website of the Stroke Recovery Association of British Columbia
  • – information about services in the Vancouver area for people with aphasia and other communication difficulties
  • – an online education and networking site for people in the community of brain injury, including stroke
  • – the Internet Stroke Center is an independent web resource for information about stroke care and research
  • – the website of the Aphasia Institute in Toronto, Ontario
  • – the website of the National Aphasia Association, a non-profit organization that promotes public education, research, rehabilitation and support services to assist people with aphasia and their families