Examining a Treatment Continuum for Acquired Impairments of Reading and Spelling

Beeson, Pelagie and Rising, Kindle and Kim, Esther and O'Bryan, Erin and Rapcsak, Steven (2009) Examining a Treatment Continuum for Acquired Impairments of Reading and Spelling. [Clinical Aphasiology Paper]

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Damage to left hemisphere cortical regions can variously disrupt lexical-semantic and sublexical procedures for reading and spelling. Ideally, treatment for these impairments should be well-suited to the specific deficit(s) and support a progression toward maximal recovery. In this study, we implemented a diagnostic and treatment algorithm to address written language impairments in a heterogeneous group of individuals with acquired alexia and agraphia. Following syndrome classification, participants were entered into the appropriate stage of a treatment continuum that included lexical, phonological, and interactive approaches. Outcomes from 20 individuals characterize the therapeutic effects of each treatment relative to specific alexia/agraphia profiles.

Item Type: Clinical Aphasiology Paper
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Depositing User: Gabler Vanessa
Date Deposited: 16 Aug 2010
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2016 15:13
Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference > Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2009 : 39th : Keystone, CO : May 26-30, 2009)
URI: http://aphasiology.pitt.edu/id/eprint/1969

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