Discussion of Poetry Facilitates Expressive Language in Non-fluent Aphasia

Borsenik, Nicole and Greenwald, Margaret (2010) Discussion of Poetry Facilitates Expressive Language in Non-fluent Aphasia. [Clinical Aphasiology Paper]

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Abstract

Poetry analysis is a functional task targeting comprehension and expression within a hierarchical structure. Poetry is a unique integration of language content, form and use and may involve personal relevance to the patient and embedded semantic, phonologic, prosodic and syntactic cues. In the current study, performance in a variety of verbal tasks during poetry analysis treatment was compared to verbal performance during discussion of non-poetic prose narratives in two stroke survivors with non-fluent aphasia. For both participants, the prose discussion treatment yielded limited improvement, whereas the poetry analysis treatment yielded significant gains in verbal output.

Item Type: Clinical Aphasiology Paper
Additional Information: UESD WITH PERMISSION.
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/2147

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