Portland State University. Department of Speech Communication
Robert C. Marshall
Date of Award
Master of Science (M.S.) in Speech Pathology
1 online resource (58 p.)
Aphasic persons -- Rehabilitation
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.
Withers, Mary T. Watts, "Progressive relaxation training : effects on the communicative ability of aphasic adults" (1979). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 2910.