Communication confidence in persons with aphasia

Edna M Babbitt*, Leora R Cherney

*Corresponding author for this work

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Communication confidence is a construct that has not been explored in the aphasia literature. Recently, national and international organizations have endorsed broader assessment methods that address quality of life and include participation, activity, and impairment domains as well as psychosocial areas. Individuals with aphasia encounter difficulties in all these areas on a daily basis in living with a communication disorder. Improvements are often reflected in narratives that are not typically included in standard assessments. This article illustrates how a new instrument measuring communication confidence might fit into a broad assessment framework and discusses the interaction of communication confidence, autonomy, and self-determination for individuals living with aphasia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)214-223
Number of pages10
JournalTopics in Stroke Rehabilitation
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 2010


  • aphasia
  • assessment
  • communication confidence
  • identity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rehabilitation
  • Community and Home Care
  • Clinical Neurology


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