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Treating acquired writing impairment: strengthening graphemic representations

Beeson, Pelagie M.
Treating acquired writing impairment: strengthening graphemic representations. Aphasiology, 13(9-11), 1999, pages 767-785.

Abstract

A writing treatment protocol was designed for a 75 year-old man with severe Wernicke's aphasia. Four treatment phases were implemented: (1) a multiple baseline design that documented improvement in single-word writing for targeted words; (2) a clinician-directed home program that increased the corpus of correctly-spelled single words; (3) another multiple baseline series that documented acquisition of additional written words, as well as pragmatic training in the use of single-word writing to support conversational communication; and (4) a self- directed home treatment to further expand written vocabulary. The patient's acquisition of targeted words suggested an item- specific treatment effect that strengthened weakened graphemic representations. The patient's continued acquisition of correctly spelled words during the self-directed home treatment supported the use of this approach to supplement more traditional clinician-directed treatment.

EPrint Type:Journal (Paginated)
Keywords:SEMANTIC ERRORS; REMEDIATION; DYSGRAPHIA; WRITTEN
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:1151
Conference:Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (1998 : 28th : Asheville, NC : June 1998)
Conference Date:June 1998
Publisher:Taylor & Francis
Publication:Aphasiology
Volume:13
Number:9-11
Pages:767-785
Publication Location:London
ISSN:1464-5041
Alternative Locations:http://taylorandfrancis.metapress.com/openurl.asp?genre=article&issn=0268-7038&volume=13&issue=9&spage=767, http://taylorandfrancis.metapress.com/openurl.asp?genre=article&id=doi:10.1080/026870399401867
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