Language-systematic aphasia screening (SAPS) and the appended therapy regimen ESKOPA-TM

The SAPS offer a detailed assessment of the linguistic impairment pattern in post-acute and chronic aphasia after stroke and offers a direct derivation of therapy foci and continuous monitoring of therapy success:
SAPS-based therapy including computer-based training was presented in our feasibility study:
  • Krzok, F., Chwalek, V., Niemann, K., Willmes, K., & Abel, S. (2018). The novel language-systematic aphasia screening SAPS: Screening-based therapy in combination with computerised home-training. International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders 53(2), 308-323.
The SAPS was applied in a multicenter study on the effectiveness of speech and language therapy in chronic aphasia after stroke. Results were again used to gain normative data for the SAPS :
  • Breitenstein, C., Grewe, T., Flöel, A., Ziegler, W., Springer, L., Martus, P., Huber, W., Willmes, K., Ringelstein, E.B. , Haeusler, K.G., Abel, S., Glindemann, R., Domahs, F., Regenbrecht, F., Schlenck, K.-J., Thomas, M., Obrig, H., de Langen, E., Rocker, R., Wigbers, F., Rühmkorf, C., Hempen, I., List, J. & Baumgärtner, A. and the FCET2EC study group (2017). Intensive speech and language therapy in patients with chronic aphasia after stroke: a randomised, open-label, blinded-endpoint, controlled trial in a health-care setting. Lancet, 389, 1528-1538.
Therapy guidance for the SAPS and communicative therapy offers the therapy manual ESKOPA-TM: