A Diagnostic Battery to Assess Language and Short-term Memory Deficits in Aphasia

Martin, Nadine and Kohen, Francine and Kalinyak-Fliszar, Michelene (2008) A Diagnostic Battery to Assess Language and Short-term Memory Deficits in Aphasia. [Clinical Aphasiology Paper]

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Abstract

Recent studies in aphasia indicate a role of short-term memory (STM) in language processing. We present a unique diagnostic battery for aphasia that incorporates a STM component into measures of language processing and a comprehensive set of span measures that probe phonological and semantic abilities. Preliminary data demonstrate that the battery can identify the type of language processing deficit and the extent to which verbal STM is impaired. This information will guide and test the efficacy of a treatment program focused on improving the ability to access and maintain activation of semantic and phonological representations of words and sentences.

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/1944

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