Application of Semantic Feature Analysis as a Treatment for Aphasic Dysnomia

Boyle, Mary and Coehlo, Carl A. (1995) Application of Semantic Feature Analysis as a Treatment for Aphasic Dysnomia. [Journal (Paginated)]

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Abstract

Despite agreement that dysnomia affects virtually every aphasic patient, there is no consensus about the purpose and effectiveness of techniques to treat it. Semantic Feature Analysis (SFA) is a treatment technique designed to improve retrieval of conceptual information by accessing semantic networks. This paper reports the application of SFA as a treatment for aphasic dysnomia to a subject with Broca's aphasia. SFA was effective for improving confrontation naming and for generalizing the improvement to untreated pictures. However, no generalization to connected speech was seen on the measures used in this study. Discussion will focus on possible reasons for these results.

Item Type: Journal (Paginated)
Additional Information: Copyright by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Used with permission.
Depositing User: Demetrios Ioannides
Date Deposited: 22 Oct 2003
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2016 12:52
Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference > Clinical Aphasiology Conference (1995 : 25th : Sunriver, OR : June 1995)
Location: Sunriver, Or.
Publisher: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Journal or Publication Title: American Journal of Speech Language Pathology
Volume: 4
Number: 4
Publication Location: Rockville, Md.
ISSN: 1058-0360
URI: http://eprints-prod-05.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/227

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