Using a computer to improve functional writing in a patient with severe dysgraphia

The full text article is temporarily unavailable.

We apologise for the inconvenience. Please try again later.

Abstract:

This case study describes and evaluates the therapy administered to MF to improve his severe writing impairment caused by a stroke eighteen months prior to this therapy intervention. Therapy was based on developing a compensatory strategy using his residual skills of being able to spell a word orally. A detailed account of the sequence of therapy procedures is given, initially focusing on specific non-functional tasks, followed by therapy with a more functional focus. A computer was used throughout the intervention to facilitate intensive repetitive practice. The intervention proved to be successful, both in terms of improvements on assessments and with evidence of functional benefits. The use of both a dictionary to support the strategy and an adaptive word processor to promote functional carryover is described. The role of the computer in therapy is discussed as a tool to facilitate repetitive practice of therapy and encourage the independent use of the strategy embodied in therapy.

Document Type: Regular Paper

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02687040042000188

Affiliations: Frenchay Hospital, Bristol, UK

Publication date: May 1, 2001

Related content

Share Content

Access Key

Free Content
Free content
New Content
New content
Open Access Content
Open access content
Subscribed Content
Subscribed content
Free Trial Content
Free trial content
Cookie Policy
X
Cookie Policy
ingentaconnect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more