Technology (e.g. robotics, assistive technology, mHealth)
Understanding the optimal dosage of aphasia intervention is an important clinical and scientific issue for aphasia rehabilitation. While the literature shows the importance of intensity (Bhogal et al, 2003), there is no standard definition of what intensity or treatment dosage is efficacious (Cherney, 2012). In this retrospective analysis of Constant Therapy data, the question of optimal dosage frequency (how many intervention sessions per week) is analyzed from 1828 patients with post-stroke aphasia. Results show that therapy practice >2x (optimally 4x) per week resulted in significantly higher rates of improvement than those that used the app 1x/week or less.