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Application of Semantic Feature Analysis as a Treatment for Aphasic Dysnomia

Boyle, Mary and Coehlo, Carl A.
Application of Semantic Feature Analysis as a Treatment for Aphasic Dysnomia. American Journal of Speech Language Pathology, 4(4), 1995, pages 94-98.

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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.

EPrint Type:Journal (Paginated)
ID Code:227
Conference:Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (1995 : 25th : Sunriver, OR : June 1995)
Publisher:American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Publication:American Journal of Speech Language Pathology
Publication Location:Rockville, Md.
Additional Information:Copyright by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Used with permission.