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The role and importance of narrative in the evaluation of aphasia

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The role and importance of narrative in the evaluation of aphasia

Defined as an acquired communication disorder caused either by stroke or by brain damage, aphasia affects millions of people worldwide by impairing speaking, writing, listening and writing. Aphasia has a huge impact on people’s daily activities as they struggle to understand what they are being told to and to be understood by others. Numerous elicitation methods have been used in order to produce aphasic discourse that eventually is analyzed in order to be utilized in aphasia therapy. Picture naming, personal narrative, procedural discourse are only a few tasks that have successfully been implemented in aphasia rehabilitation. One of the most frequently used discourse investigation tasks is storytelling. Cinderella’s story is widely used in aphasia therapy but researchers can adapt stories from their own culture and use them in investigating aphasic speech.

Keywords: aphasia, language impairment, Cinderella story, discourse analysis, fairytales

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