Treatment of a language activation maintenance deficit in Wernicke's aphasia

Martin, Nadine and Kohen, Francine and McCluskey, Meghan and Kalinyak-Fliszar, Michelene and Gruberg, Nick (2009) Treatment of a language activation maintenance deficit in Wernicke's aphasia. [Clinical Aphasiology Paper]

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Abstract

This study demonstrates a novel and effective treatment approach for a person with Wernicke’s aphasia and severe short-term memory impairment. The treatment targets the ability to access and maintain activation of phonological and lexical-semantic representations of words, using varying time intervals between stimulus and response during word repetition. Effects seem to reflect improvement in the ability to maintain activation and connection strength to allow better word processing. The robust response to the treatment indicates great potential of this approach with someone who has difficulty with semantic and phonological processing of words.

Item Type: Clinical Aphasiology Paper
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Depositing User: Gabler Vanessa
Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2010
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2016 12:54
Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference > Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2009 : 39th : Keystone, CO : May 26-30, 2009)
URI: http://eprints-prod-05.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/2009

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