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Impact d’un entraînement des fonctions exécutives en réalité virtuelle sur la communication : étude de cas

Abstract : Aphasia causes language and communication disorders. The repercussions are numerous, and constitute a shared handicap between the patient and his (her) entourage. Scientific studies show the major impact of executive functions on language and communication skills. Traditional evaluations and rehabilitations have shown their limits, leading to a tendency to adapt the treatment to the environmental context in order to optimize their impact on the daily life of the patients. This dimension implies taking into account the environment, and questioning ourselves about the subject’s participation. The goal of this thesis is to analyze the impact of a training of the executive functions, based on a material with an ecological validity, on the communication skills of the adult aphasic patient. The three-phase rehabilitation protocol, designed for this study, aims to compare the effectiveness of executive functions training based on a virtual reality tool with one based on traditional rehabilitation techniques. The results of this clinical case show that an improvement in executive strategies, both in assessment and in the VAP-S virtual supermarket, leads to an improvement in communication skills. These results are observed as from the phase of specific training of executive functions. The caregiver’s participation confirms that the executive strategies are maintained and associated with better communication performance. Non-verbal communication appears to be an efficient compensation for verbal difficulties. Spontaneous productions are more and more syntactically constructed, and facilitated by the helping strategies put in place by the caregiver.
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Noëllie Moizard. Impact d’un entraînement des fonctions exécutives en réalité virtuelle sur la communication : étude de cas. Sciences cognitives. 2021. ⟨dumas-03285862⟩



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