Structured Language Intervention for a Case of Advanced Frontotemporal Dementia

Troche, Joshua and Biun, David and Martin, Nadine and Finney, Glenn and Heilman, Ken and Reilly, Jamie (2010) Structured Language Intervention for a Case of Advanced Frontotemporal Dementia. [Clinical Aphasiology Paper]

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Abstract

The semantic dementia (SD) form of frontotemporal lobar degeneration (FTLD) can cause deficits in naming and comprehension (Hodges, 2003). This study attempted to use an errorless learning approach in to preserve functional vocabulary in an advanced case of Frontotemporal Demenentia (FTD). EP received this treatment for 8 months. After those 8 months it was found that she initially increased in her naming abilities, then plateaued, and ultimately fell to her pre-treatment baseline. We concluded that are findings could be due to the progression of her disease but also due to a low amount of training due to vacation.

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/2149

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