SIG 2 Perspectives Vol. 22, No. 1, April 2012
This issue of Perspectives is about self-determination in aphasia rehabilitation. Self-Determination Theory (SDT) is a framework for explaining how social and cultural factors can either facilitate or undermine people’s motivation, well-being, and performance. The SDT framework has obvious implications for rehabilitation and for adjusting to life with aphasia. Authors discuss this rationale, along with a variety of useful strategies for supporting self-determination in people with aphasia (PWA).
You will be able to:
- describe the purpose of the LIV cards and how they may be used in assessment and treatment of individuals with aphasia
- demonstrate how to develop more functional intervention goals using the patient and family’s input
- describe the importance of allowing the dyad (patient and family) to communicate ambitions and goals in an accepting environment and the series of self-identified small steps that are crucial to effective goal attainment
- describe the health-care professionals’ role in facilitating client autonomy and involvement in goal development and treatment planning
- describe the role of community in recovery from aphasia and how aphasia groups can support autonomy, competence, and relatedness in individuals with aphasia
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