Practical Implications of the Use of Different Assessment Tools in Aphasia

Matos, Jesus, Cruice, and Gomes (2012)

In Proceedings of the British Aphasiology Society (BAS) Therapy Symposium, London, UK, p.45.

The International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) (WHO 2001) urges health professionals, including Speech and Language Therapists (SLTs), to consider the different possible consequences of a disease in their different domains: Body Functions and Structures, Activities and Participation in real life situations. It also highlights the influence of Contextual Factors in this process.

In order to provide Portuguese SLTs with assessment tools (freely available from the Advanced Communication and Swallowing Assessment (ACSA) website at that contemplate these different areas, with consequent changes in their intervention approaches, two existing tools were translated and adapted for Portuguese practice: the Communication Disability Profile (CDP) (Swinburn & Byng, 2006) and the Participation Objective, Participation Subjective (POPS) (Brown, 2006). During this research, two additional tools were developed: The Activities/ Participation Profile (TAPP) and the Barriers and Facilitators Checklist (BFC).

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Last updated 23/11/2012
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