Canadian Journal of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

A Call for Investigation Into Focusing Aphasia Treatment Using Alternative Scoring Methods for Communicative Abilities in Daily Living

Author(s) Cynthia L Bartlett
Volume 17
Number 2
Year 1993
Page(s) 93-102
Language English
Keywords aphasia
Abstract The standard scoring technique for Communicative Abilities in Daily Living (CADL) (Holland, 1980) results in a single raw score total of the 68 item scores on this test of functional communication skills. The test itself is not intended to provide a guide to treatment and the raw score total provides little insight as to the qualitative aspects of a patient's performance. Three additional methods for scoring the instrument are described here (form, category, and modality analyses) along with suggestions for and examples of how these methods - if later tested empirically - might be used to inform the focusing of communication treatment for aphasia.

La technique standard de notation du Communicative Abilities in Daily Living (CADL) (Holland, 1980) donne un seul résultat brut obtenu à partir des 68 items de ce test des aptitudes fonctionnelles à la communication. Le test ne vise pas comme tel à orienter le traitement, et le résultat brut donne peu d'indications sur les aspects qualitatifs de la performance du patient. Trois autres méthodes de notation sont décrites (analyses de la forme, de la catégorie et de la modalité), des applications sont suggérées et des exemples sont donnés pour illustrer comment ces méthodes, si elles font plus tard l'objet de tests empiriques, pourraient être employées pour orienter le traitement de l'aphasie sur le plan de la communication.
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