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Has speech and language therapy been shown not to work?

Lookup NU author(s): Professor David Howard


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In a recent trial investigating the effectiveness of speech and language therapy versus a control intervention in poststroke aphasia, patient outcome improved equally in both groups. However, flaws in the study relating to design of the control intervention, inadequate therapy 'dose', and the interpretation of null results should be highlighted.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Leff AP, Howard D

Publication type: Editorial

Publication status: Published

Journal: Nature Reviews Neurology

Year: 2012

Volume: 8

Issue: 11

Pages: 600-601

Print publication date: 01/11/2012

ISSN (print): 1759-4758

ISSN (electronic): 1759-4766

Publisher: Nature Publishing Group


DOI: 10.1038/nrneurol.2012.211