The Effects of Group Therapy on the Language Performance of Aphasics: 4 Cases

그룹치료가 실어증자들의 언어수행력에 미치는 영향: 사례연구

  • 이옥분 (대구대학교 언어치료학과) ;
  • 권영주 (경북대학교병원 이비인후과 음성언어치료실) ;
  • 정옥란 (대구대학교 언어치료학과)
  • Published : 2002.09.01


The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of group therapy on the language performance of aphasic patients. Four aphasic subjects participated in group therapy. Their aphasic types were TCMA (transcortical motor aphasia), conduction, anomie, and Broca's aphasia. The focus of the therapy was to stimulate cooperative learning skills. For this purpose, categorization tasks, semantic association tasks, convergent thinking, and divergent thinking tasks were employed. The results showed that all of the aphasic subjects demonstrated some improvement in writing ability, categorization ability, and speaking ability in sentences.