Advisor

Robert C. Marshall

Date of Award

1979

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (M.S.) in Speech Pathology

Department

Speech Communication

Physical Description

1 online resource (58 p.)

Subjects

Aphasic persons -- Rehabilitation

DOI

10.15760/etd.2907

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of progressive relaxation training on the verbal ability of adult aphasics. Sixteen adult aphasics (15 males and 1 female) were administered a battery of four, 16 item verbal tests (VTB) following a period of relaxation training and a control period. The tasks of the VTB paralleled the four verbal subtests of the PICA (Porch, 1967). Subjects were required to give the function of 15 common objects, to name each object, to produce the name of each object after hearing a carrier phrase and to repeat the name of each object. Relaxation procedures employed a modified Jacobson (1929) technique.

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Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/17462

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