-derived from neuroscience: "forced use" strengthens neural connections between brain regions relevant for the task -founded on translational research (animals to upper/lower extremities to language) -Based on 4 principles
-constraint induction- constraints are used that force the patient to perform action -intensive practice: use of intensive practice for short time intervals is preferred over long term, less frequent training -shaping: making the linguistic goal more challenging -behavioral relevance: therapy focuses on tasks relevant in everyday life
What is learned non-use?
-use of compensatory strategies that cause a loss of function in the affected area
-if you dont use your impaired you hand you learn how to not use it
Individuals with aphasia often use the communication channel
-that is accessible to them with the least amount of effort
Such strategies are suppressed in CIAT in favor of