Models for Enhancing Activity and Participation of People with Aphasia in Finland The goal of “consequences-focused approaches” is to reduce the impact of aphasia on a person's life and they are based on the social model. The aim of the social model of rehabilitation is to remove the barriers for participation and prevent the social isolation people with aphasia often experience. The ... Article
Article  |   May 01, 2014
Models for Enhancing Activity and Participation of People with Aphasia in Finland
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  • Pirkko Rautakoski
    Department of Psychology and Logopedics, Abo Akademi University, Turku, Finland
  • Financial Disclosure: Pirkko Rautakoski is a Speech-Language Pathologist and an Associate Professor at Abo Akademi University in Finland.
    Financial Disclosure: Pirkko Rautakoski is a Speech-Language Pathologist and an Associate Professor at Abo Akademi University in Finland.×
  • Nonfinancial Disclosure: Pirkko Rautakoski has no nonfinancial interests that conflict with this article.
    Nonfinancial Disclosure: Pirkko Rautakoski has no nonfinancial interests that conflict with this article.×
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Article   |   May 01, 2014
Models for Enhancing Activity and Participation of People with Aphasia in Finland
SIG 17 Perspectives on Global Issues in Communication Sciences and Related Disorders, May 2014, Vol. 4, 12-19. doi:10.1044/gics4.1.12
SIG 17 Perspectives on Global Issues in Communication Sciences and Related Disorders, May 2014, Vol. 4, 12-19. doi:10.1044/gics4.1.12

The goal of “consequences-focused approaches” is to reduce the impact of aphasia on a person's life and they are based on the social model. The aim of the social model of rehabilitation is to remove the barriers for participation and prevent the social isolation people with aphasia often experience. The social model emphasizes the role of the communication partners in achieving success in communication. It is also important to create aphasia-friendly environments. In the present paper the development of social approaches in Finland, as well as a new partner-based approach are presented.

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