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Year: 2017 | Month: July | Volume: 7 | Issue: 7 | Pages: 400-406

Rehabilitation Approach in Treating Auditory Hallucination Following Road Traffic Accident: A Single Case Study

Mrs Indu Thammaiah K1, Mr Darshan Dev2, Mr Harshan Kumar HS1

1Lecturer, 2Undergraduate 4th Term Student,
JSS Institute of Speech and Hearing, MG Road, Mysore

Corresponding Author: Mrs Indu Thammaiah K


Communication impairment and auditory hallucinations are common characteristic feature exhibited by individuals following road traffic accident. The present study aimed to investigate and analyse the short term and long term treatment outcome of CBT and LSVT program on an individual with spastic dysarthria and auditory hallucinations following road traffic accident. Case profiling was carried out on a 60 years female diagnosed as spastic dysarthria secondary to RTA couple of years back. Detailed repetitive speech and language evaluation was carried out according to client’s prognosis. LSVT loud program was introduced to reduce vocal loudness and CBT program for auditory hallucinations. Both the program was carried out by a trained and experienced speech language pathologist systematically. The treatment plan, principle and procedure were followed and prognosis was documented in the present study. The significant improvement was noticed in client during treatment and follow up evaluation. Comparatively in three phases of assessment improvement was evident.
Conclusion: Present study highlights the significance of LSVT program on spastic dysarthria patient and the potential of CBT in clinical use for auditory hallucinations and its long term effects on client’s communication ability.

Key words: Auditory Hallucinations, LSVT, CBT, Spastic dysarthria.

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