SMARTER goal setting in aphasia rehabilitation
Deborah Hersh, Linda Worrall, Tami Howe, Sue Sherratt, Bronwyn Davidson
APHASIOLOGY | ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2012
Background: There have been numerous calls for rehabilitation professionals to involve patients or clients in decisions about the goals of therapy. And yet collaborative goal setting in rehabilitation remains uncommon and is particularly difficult to achieve for people with aphasia.Aims: This discussion paper describes a new framework for conceptualising and structuring collaborative goal setting in aphasia rehabilitation. The framework has been developed based on the results of a large, multi-centred Australian study, the Goals in Aphasia Project, which explored client, family, and speech pathology experiences of rehabilitation goal setting. This framework, called SMARTER Goal Setting, desc..View full abstract
Awarded by NHMRC
The research for this paper was funded by an NHMRC project grant  and supported by the Aphasia Registry. Thanks to both Erin Godecke and Mark Israel for their comments on earlier drafts of this paper.