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This section aims to guide speech pathologists in aphasia assessment to achieve a holistic profile of a client's language abilities to direct intervention. Follow the links for best practice statements developed in accordance with the most up-to-date research and expert opinion.

Preface: Assessments can be used to serve several distinct purposes, including diagnosis, prognosis, research, planning intervention and/or measuring outcomes (Coelho., et al 2005). There are a vast array of assessment tools for aphasia currently available each of which serve different purposes. This section will provide insight into current assessment practices and tools that are being used for aphasia assessment. Moreover it will offer frameworks for the overall approach to the assessment process.

In this section you will find:

Background information - 

  1. Defining assessment - including the purpose of assessment and assessment terminology. 
  2. Current assessment practices - including information on tools currently being used and the pros and cons of using such tools. 

Best practice statements - 

  1. Frameworks for assessment - including best practice statements for assessment frameworks. 
  2. Assessment results - including best practice statements for reporting assessment results.  


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