Implications of treatment failure for interpreting the cognitive mechanisms underlying acquired alexia

Kim, Esther and Beeson, Pelagie and Rapcsak, Steven (2008) Implications of treatment failure for interpreting the cognitive mechanisms underlying acquired alexia. [Clinical Aphasiology Paper]

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Abstract

We present a case of alexia with agraphia following damage to left temporo-parieto-occipital cortex. Single-word reading was severely limited and spoken letter naming was also notably impaired. Treatment was implemented using a motor/kinesthetic strategy to improve letter recognition and naming in the context of single-word reading and writing. Although single letter naming improved following treatment, the participant remained unable to successfully decode words using a letter-by-letter strategy. Her limited response to treatment stands in contrast to the few other reported treatment studies employing a motor/kinesthetic approach for severe alexia, and warranted consideration of cognitive and neuroanatomical prognostic factors.

Item Type: Clinical Aphasiology Paper
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Depositing User: Gabler Vanessa
Date Deposited: 09 Aug 2010
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2016 12:53
Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference > Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2008 : 38th : Jackson Hole, WY : May 27 - June 1, 2008)
URI: http://eprints-prod-05.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/1938

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