Title

Conversation analysis as a method for evaluating progress in aphasia: A case report

Document Type

Article

Publication Title

Journal of Communication Disorders

ISSN

0021-9924

Volume

31

Issue

3

DOI

10.1016/S0021-9924(98)00005-7

First Page

261

Last Page

274

Publication Date

6-1-1998

Abstract

The gains made by a woman with Broca’s aphasia as documented by traditional measures were paralleled by changes in conversation, including increased verbal output and efficiency, and changes in conversation repair patterns. Her conversational partner decreased her verbal output, as predicted. The progress documented with conversational discourse analysis was not observable from other test measures. Clinical and theoretical implications are discussed.