'Aphasia' is a communication disability caused by damage to the language processing centres of the brain.

An individual with aphasia may have difficulty understanding, talking, reading and writing, but their intelligence is not affected. The most common causes of aphasia are stroke and traumatic brain injury.

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  Publications from 2011

Armstrong, E., Ciccone, N., Godecke, E., & Kok, B. (2011). Monologues and dialogues in aphasia: Some initial comparisons. Aphasiology. 25(11), 1347-1371.

Armstrong, E., Ferguson, A., Mortensen L., 'Public and private identity: The co-construction of aphasia through discourse', Discourses of Deficit, Palgrave Macmillan, Houndmills, Basingstoke, 215-231 (2011) [B1]

Armstrong, E., Ferguson, A., & Simmons-Mackie, N. (in press). Discourse and aphasia. In I. Papathanasiou, P. Coppens, & C. Potagas (Eds.), Aphasia and related neurogenic communication disorders. Sudbury, MA: Jones & Bartlett Pub.

Ballin, L. D., Balandin, S., Stancliffe, R. J., Togher, L. M. (2011). Speech-Language Pathologists Views on Mentoring By People Who Use Speech Generating Devices, International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 13(5), 446-457

Bogart, E., Togher, L. M., Power, E. H., Docking, K. M. (2011). Casual conversations between individuals with traumatic brain injury (TBI) and their friends, 2011 Clinical Aphasiology Conference, Psychology Press, United Kingdom

Boo, M. & Rose, M. (2011). The efficacy of repetition, semantic, and gesture treatments for verb retrieval and use in Broca’s aphasia. Aphasiology,25(2), 154-175.

Broughton, M., Smith, E. R., Baker, R., Angwin, A. J., Pachana, N. A., Copland, D. A., Humphreys, M. S., Gallois, C., Byrne, G. J. and Chenery, H. J. (2011). Evaluation of a caregiver education program to support memory and communication in dementia: A controlled pretest-posttest study with nursing home staff. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 48 11: 1436-1444.

Brown, K., Worrall, L., Davidson, B. and Howe, T. (2011). Exploring speech-language pathologists' perspectives about living successfully with aphasia. International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 46 3: 300-311.

Colenbrander, D., Nickels, L., & Kohnen, S. (2011). Nonword reading tests: A Review of the available resources. Australasian Journal of Special Education, 35(2), 137-172.

Croot, K., Taylor, C., & Nickels, L. (2011). What's the evidence? Treatment of progressive aphasia. Acquiring Knowledge in Speech Language and Hearing, 13, 38-41.

Cruice, M., Worrall, L. and Hickson, L. (2011). Reporting on psychological well-being of older adults with chronic aphasia in the context of unaffected peers. Disability And Rehabilitation, 33 3: 219-228.

Davis, L., Spencer, E., & Ferguson, A. (2011). A case study on the communication of older adolescents.   Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics, 25 (11-12), 1044-1051

Eames, S., Hoffmann, T., Worrall, L. and Read, S. (2011). Delivery styles and formats for different stroke information topics: Patient and carer preferences. Patient Education And Counseling, 84 2: e18-e23.

Ebert, L. M., Ferguson, A., Bellchambers, H. L., (2011). 'Working for socially disadvantaged women', Women and Birth, 24 85-91 [C1]

Ferguson, A. (2011). Clinical linguistic proficiency: Managing multiparty interactions. In R. Fourie (Ed.), Therapeutic processes in communications disorders (pp.67-78). New York: Psychology Press.

Fromm, D., Holland, A., Armstrong, E., Forbes, M., McWhinney, B., Risko, A., & Mattison, N. (2011). “Better But No Cigar”:Persons with Aphasia Speak about their Speech. Aphasiology. 25(11), 1431-1447.

Godecke E, Hird K, Lalor E, Rai T, Phillips MR. (2011). Very early poststroke aphasia therapy: a pilot randomized controlled efficacy trial. International Journal of Stroke doi: 10.1111/j.1747-4949.2011.00631.x:Online publication.

Mason, C., Nickels, L., McDonald, B., Moses, M., Makin, K., & Taylor, C. (2011). Treatment of word retrieval impairments in aphasia: Evaluation of a self-administered home programme using personally chosen words. Aphasiology, 25(2), 245-268.

McAllister, S., Lincoln, M., Ferguson, A., McAllister, L. (2011). 'A systematic program of research regarding the assessment of speech-language pathology competencies', International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 13 469-479 [C1]

McDonald, S., Rushby, J., Li, S, de Sousa, A., Dimoska, A. James, C.M., Tate, R. & Togher, L. (2011). The influence of attention and arousal on emotion perception in people with severe Traumatic Brain Injury. International Journal of Psychophysiology, Oct, 82 (1), 124-31.

McDonald, S. & Togher, L.  (2011). Traumatic brain injury. Impact of communication disability across the lifespan, K. Hilari (Ed). UK: J&R Press.

McLellan, K., McCann, C. and Worrall, L. (2011). Maori with aphasia: A people without a voice?. New Zealand Medical Journal, 124 1330: 48-57.
McNeil, M., & Copland, D.A. (2011) Aphasia Theory, Models, and Classification. In LaPointe, L. L. (Ed.) Aphasia and Related Neurogenic Language Disorders. New York: Thieme Medical Publishers.

Nickels, L., Taylor, C., & Croot, K. (2011). Clinical assessment of progressive aphasia. ACQuiring Knowledge in Speech, Language and Communication, 13(2), 73-78.

O'Halloran, R., Worrall, L. and Hickson, L. (2011). Environmental factors that influence communication between patients and their healthcare providers in acute hospital stroke units: An observational study. International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, 46 1: 30-47.

Power, E. H., Anderson, A., Togher, L. M. (2011). Applying the WHO ICF framework to communication assessment and goal setting in Huntington's Disease: a case discussion, Journal of Communication Disorders, 44(3), 261-275

Rose, T. A., Worrall, L. E., Hickson, L. M. and Hoffmann, T. C. (2011). Aphasia friendly written health information: Content and design characteristics. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 13 4: 335-347.

Rose, T. A., Worrall, L. E., Hickson, L. M., and Hoffmann, T. C. (2011). Exploring the use of graphics in written health information for people with aphasia. Aphasiology, 25 12: 1579-1599.

Sherratt, S., Worrall, L., Pearson, C., Howe, T., Hersh, D. and Davidson, B. (2011). "Well it has to be language-related": Speech-language pathologists' goals for people with aphasia and their families. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 13 4: 317-328.

Smith, E. R., Broughton, M., Baker, R., Pachana, N. A., Angwin, A. J., Humphreys, M. S., Mitchell, L., Byrne, G. J., Copland, D. A., Gallois, C., Hegney, D. and Chenery, H. J. (2011). Memory and communication support in dementia: research-based strategies for caregivers. International Psychogeriatrics, 23 2: 256-263.

Togher, L. M., Yiannoukas, C., Lincoln, M. A., Power, E. H., Munro, N. A., McCabe, P. J., Gosh, P., Worrall, L., Ward, E., et al. (2011). Evidence Based Practice in Speech Pathology Curricula: A Scoping Study, International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology,

Togher, L. (2011). Pragmatics and discourse. Aphasia and Related Neurogenic Language Disorders, 4th Edition, L. LaPointe (Ed.), New York: Thieme.

Togher, L. (2011). Cognitive communication disorder after traumatic brain injury, In The Handbook of Psycholinguistic & Cognitive Processes: Perspectives in Communication Disorders, Guendozi, J., Loncke, F. & Williams, M. (Eds.) Hove, UK: Taylor & Francis.

Tu, L. V., Togher, L. M., Power, E. H. (2011). The impact of communication partner and discourse task on a person with traumatic brain injury: The use of multiple perspectives , Brain Injury, 25(6), 560-580

van Hees, S. J., Smith, E. R. and Copland, D. A. (2011). Manipulating hemispheric attentional mechanisms to modulate word retrieval in aphasia. Aphasiology, 25 12: 1469-1487.

Wang, H.-C., Castles, A., Nickels, L., & Nation, K. (2011). Context effects on orthographic learning of regular and irregular words. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 109, 39-57.

Whiting, E., Chenery, H. J. and Copland, D. A. (2011). Effect of aging on learning new names and descriptions for objects. Aging, Neuropsychology and Cognition, 18 5: 594-619.

Worrall, L., Sherratt, S., Rogers, P., Howe, T., Hersh, D., Ferguson, A. and Davidson, B. (2011). What people with aphasia want: Their goals according to the ICF. Aphasiology, 25 3: 309-322.