In Pursuit of Communication without Broca's or Wernicke's area

Davis, Christine and Martin, Matthew and Hustin-Carico, Mia (2014) In Pursuit of Communication without Broca's or Wernicke's area. [Clinical Aphasiology Paper]

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Abstract

This case study presents a treatment approach with innovative software for an individual with apraxia of speech and global aphasia from a severe anoxic injury. This paper proposes that aspects of the ability to communicate are available even when core capacities of the language system are dysfunctional (Willems, Benn, Hagoort, Toni, & Varley, 2011). Most of the literature reports that prognosis is bleak for individuals diagnosed as globally aphasic and remain so at one month post. The expected course of recovery is improved comprehension but little functional speech (Sarno, Silverman & Sands, 1970). As such, this treatment was designed to use non-lexical routes toward communication and thereby achieve a better outcome.

Item Type: Clinical Aphasiology Paper
Depositing User: Leo Johnson
Date Deposited: 16 Jun 2015
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2016 12:54
Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference > Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2014 : 44th : St. Simons Island, GA : May 27-June 1, 2014
URI: http://eprints-prod-05.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/2522

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