Metaphor Interpretation Training for Patients with TBI: Preliminary Results

Lundgren, Kristine and Brownell, Hiram and Cayer-Meade, Carol and Milione, Janet and Kearns, Kevin and Katz, Douglas (2010) Metaphor Interpretation Training for Patients with TBI: Preliminary Results. [Clinical Aphasiology Paper]

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Abstract

Seven patients with TBI participated in a single subject experimental design intervention study to train metaphor comprehension. The theory motivating the program posits roles for coarse-grained semantic knowledge and working memory. Two patients showed strong evidence for improvement in metaphor interpretation associated with the start of training, three participants showed some evidence, and two patients showed no evidence for any impact of training. Results indicate the potential of an evidence-based approach for treating deficits associated with TBI in patients with moderate to severe cognitive-linguistic deficits. The paper describes the program and discusses individual performances.

Item Type: Clinical Aphasiology Paper
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Depositing User: Cheryl Brown
Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2010
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2016 12:54
Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference > Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2010 : 40th : Isle of Palms, SC : May 23-27, 2010)
URI: http://eprints-prod-05.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/2121

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