Study Shows Online Diagnosis of Aphasia is Reliable and Accurate

The advent of telepractice can be particularly helpful to patients with aphasia. Because aphasia is a language disorderInternet-based assessment and treatment of aphasia though, patients no longer have to worry about the inconvenience of attaining long-term treatment. A 2008 study demonstrated that online assessment of aphasia type and severity level is remarkably accurate. The researchers asked a face-to-face clinician and an online clinician to examine thirty-two aphasia patients. The assessors agreed with each other 90.6% of the time, suggesting that there is no significant difference between online and face-to-face diagnosis of aphasia. More importantly though, aphasia patients reported high levels of satisfaction with telemedicine: 93% indicated that they were comfortable with the online assessment process.

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