International Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

International Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Open Access

ISSN: 2329-9096

Swathi Kiran

Swathi Kiran
Speech Language and Hearing Sciences, Boston University Sargent College,
635 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA 02215

  • Case Report
    Detecting Small and Large Fluctuations in Language and Cognitive Performance: A Longitudinal Rehabilitation Case Study
    Author(s): Swathi KiranSwathi Kiran

    There are very few studies that longitudinally track the recovery of stroke survivors after their discharge from the hospital. In this case study, we report a longitudinal profile of an individual with post-stroke aphasia, who received continuous rehabilitation through an iPad based therapy delivery platform. One month after the onset of his stroke, this individual was able to practice therapy at home using the iPad software on a daily basis and continued to make daily gains in specific prescribed therapy tasks. During the course of his rehabilitation, however, he suffered a second stroke, which was detected by changes in performance on the therapy tasks. Subsequent to the second stroke, this individual resumed therapy practice and continued to make gains on language and cognitive functions. Over the course of a year, the patient logged in 291 days and practiced 31 la.. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2329-9096.1000203

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