Although the treatment for lexical anomia in individuals with aphasia (IWA) was shown effective, little is known about the optimal treatment intensity required. The aim of this study was to verify whether intensive and non-intensive treatments led to different outcomes when parameters of intensity are rigorously controlled. Six IWA with post-stroke lexical anomia received phonological treatment at two distinct frequencies: intensive (four times a week) and non-intensive (once a week). Results showed that both treatments were equally effective. This finding is especially relevant in contexts in which speech-language therapy delivery services are limited.
Keywords: Speech-language pathology; aphasia; stroke; treatment; treatment intensity.