Clinical Practice Recommendations for Improving Life Participation for People With Aphasia in Long-Term Care Journal Article uri icon



  • ; Purpose; The purpose of this clinical focus article is to present an overview of the Life Participation Approach to Aphasia as it relates to issues in long-term care (LTC) and provide practical recommendations for implementing the approach in this setting. The Framework for Living With Aphasia is used as a guide to (a) highlight specific challenges to life participation for residents with aphasia in LTC and (b) propose clinical tools that might help clinicians move through the therapeutic process when implementing the Life Participation Approach to Aphasia.; ; ; Recommendations; Clinicians in LTC facilities have the responsibility of delivering services that have a positive impact on communication, social relationships, emotional health, and quality of life. Clinical tools and approaches most appropriate for LTC settings are identified that help to address these goals. Approaches are discussed across several stages representing the therapeutic process, which is ultimately aimed at moving a resident toward recovery and increased independence. Case demonstrations are provided to illustrate approaches.;

publication date

  • April 24, 2020

has restriction

  • bronze

Date in CU Experts

  • February 20, 2020 4:06 AM

Full Author List

  • Azios JH; Damico JS

author count

  • 2

Other Profiles

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 2381-4764

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2381-473X

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 384

end page

  • 396


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