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  1. Steele, Richard D. PhD
  2. Aftonomos, Lefkos B. MD
  3. Munk, Marilyn W. MA, CCC-SLP


While aphasia is not per se a geriatric disorder, risk factors for aphasia increase with age, and effective treatments for older individuals must be sensitive to age-related needs and circumstances. This article first reviews evaluation tools, with their assessment domains and ways of using them, then moves to treatment approaches, with an eye in particular to describing experiences using advanced treatment programs with older aphasic patients, and concludes with discussions and examples of outcomes analyses that contribute to our understanding of improvements following treatment in older patients.