The Potential of Virtual Reality to Assess Functional Communication in AphasiaBy Garcia, Linda J., PhD; Rebolledo, Mercedes, MHSc; Metthe, Lynn, MHSc; Lefebvre, Renee, MHSc; Topics in Language Disorders, Vol. 27, No. 3, pp. 272-288
Lippincott, Williams, & Wilkins
Publication Date: July-September 2007
Article making a case for the use of virtual reality (VR) as an assessment tool to predict the ability of people with aphasia to function in the real world. The article discusses the potential of using VR to reconstruct daily communication events, and for using virtual environments to assess the impact of environmental factors that can hinder or facilitate successful functional communication. The Communication Abilities of Daily Living test is proposed as an example to follow for the reconstruction of daily communication events. It is argued that VR will offer clinicians the opportunity to assess functions not possible with paper-and-pencil tests.
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This publication is included in the library of the National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC), accession number J52822