Treatment and Generalization of Functional Category Production in Agrammatic Aphasia

Thompson, Cynthia K. and Milman, Lisa H. and Dickey, Michael Walsh and O'Connor, Janet and Arcuri, Diane and Choy, Janet (2006) Treatment and Generalization of Functional Category Production in Agrammatic Aphasia. [Clinical Aphasiology Paper]

[img] PDF
3d5c71aa96d51f586bc84b3179ea.pdf

Download (114kB)

Abstract

Previous work on treatment of production deficits in agrammatic aphasia has found generalization from trained to untrained sentences, but only if those sentences are linguistically related. This research extends this result to functional morphemes associated with different functional projections, IP and CP. Nine agrammatic patients were trained to produce sentences containing three types of functional morphemes (complementizers, past-tense inflection, and agreement). Behavioral measures showed a variable pattern of generalization between tense and agreement morphemes (within IP), but no generalization between complementizers and tense or agreement (between CP and IP). In addition, neuroimaging data showed reduced activation following treatment.

Item Type: Clinical Aphasiology Paper
Additional Information: USED WITH PERMISSION.
Depositing User: Rick Hoover
Date Deposited: 21 Aug 2007
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2016 12:53
Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference > Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2006 : 36th : Ghent, Belgium : May 29-June 2, 2006)
URI: http://eprints-prod-05.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/1751

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item