The evaluation of intervention programmes for communicatively impaired elderly people.
FM Jordan, LE Worrall, LM Hickson, BJ Dodd
Eur J Disord Commun | Published : 1993
A study is described which examined the efficacy of group intervention programmes using trained volunteers as agents of intervention with elderly nursing home residents with communication impairments. A series of intervention programmes, which consisted of six weekly sessions, was designed. Sessions were a combination of information giving, discussion and practical components where residents could practise newly acquired skills. Sessions covered a number of core components--the communication process, comprehension, expression and pragmatics, as well as information that was specific to the communication impairment. Volunteers were trained to administer the programme. Four groups of communicat..View full abstract