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Dynamic approach

Goal setting should be a dynamic process that is reviewed across the continuum of care in order to reflect the client/family context, wishes and language recovery.

Reference: Hersh et al, 2012
NHMRC level of Evidence: Qual

Goals change with time - as language recovery occurs, as people become familiar with the realities of rehabilitation, and as they encounter the challenges of living life with aphasia (Hersh et al., 2012).


  1. Hersh, D., Worrall, L., Howe, T., Sherratt, S., & Davidson, B. (2012). SMARTER goal setting in aphasia rehabilitation. Aphasiology, 26(2), 220-233. doi: 10.1080/02687038.2011.640392


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Professor Linda Worrall
The University of Queensland
ST LUCIA QLD 4072   



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