Development of a free online interactive naming therapy for bilingual aphasia

Chaleece Sandberg, Teresa Gray, Swathi Kiran

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Abstract

Purpose: The purpose of this ongoing project was to provide speech-language pathologists who serve culturally and linguistically diverse populations with a freely available online tool for naming therapy in a variety of languages. The purpose of this clinical focus article was to report on this resource in an effort to make known its existence, its instructions for use, and the evidence-based practices from which it was developed. Method: The website, bilingualnamingtherapy.com, was created by the research team in collaboration with a web programmer using Amazon Web Services. The treatment protocol for the website was adapted from an evidence-based naming intervention in which clients select and verify appropriate semantic features for the target words. This protocol comes from the work of Kiran and colleagues (Edmonds & Kiran, 2006; Kiran & Iakupova, 2011; Kiran & Lo, 2013; Kiran & Roberts, 2010; Kiran, Sandberg, Gray, Ascenso, & Kester, 2013; Krishnan, Tiwari, Kiran, & Chengappa, 2014), who showed positive benefits of this therapy within and across languages in bilingual persons with aphasia. The stimuli for the online therapy were developed in a variety of languages. First, words and semantic features.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)20-29
Number of pages10
JournalAmerican journal of speech-language pathology
Volume29
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Linguistics and Language
  • Speech and Hearing

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