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Syntax Stimulation Revisited: An Analysis of Generalization of Treatment Effects

Fink, Ruth B. and Schwartz, Myrna F. and Rochon, Elizabeth and Myers, Jessica L. and Socolof, Gail Simon and Bluestone, Ruth
Syntax Stimulation Revisited: An Analysis of Generalization of Treatment Effects. American Journal of Speech Language Pathology, 4(4), November, 1995, pages 99-104.

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Abstract

The generalization effects of Syntax Stimulation were re-examined with a new sentence elicitation probe (PDSM) and a Quantitative Production Analysis on story narratives using a single subject experimental design. Four chronic non-fluent aphasic subjects were trained to produce active, passive, and embedded sentences using materials and procedures from the HELPSS protocol. Sentences were trained in successive phases with generalization probes administered before and after each phase. Three aphasic subjects served as controls. Strong within-task generalization was observed and, in contrast to previous studies, generalization to the novel sentence elicitation task for 3/4 treated subjects. Effects on narrative production were weak.

EPrint Type:Journal (Paginated)
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:240
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
Volume:4
Number:4
Pages:99-104
Publication Location:Rockville, Md.
ISSN:1058-0360
Additional Information:Copyright by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Used with permission.