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Discourse Treatment for Word Retrieval Impairment in Chronic Aphasia

Boyle, Mary
Discourse Treatment for Word Retrieval Impairment in Chronic Aphasia. In Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2004 : 34th : Park City, UT : May 2004) / : (2004).

Abstract

This paper reports results of a Phase II outcome study that applied semantic feature analysis (SFA) treatment in discourse tasks to adults with chronic aphasia. The treatment was associated with improved noun confrontation naming and improved discourse measures. Verb naming did not improve throughout the study, suggesting that the SFA discourse treatment, focused on naming nouns, was the most pertinent factor in the improvement. Discussion addresses targeting complex treatment tasks and the need to refine our ability to assess word retrieval in discourse production.

EPrint Type:Clinical Aphasiology Abstract
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:1532
Conference:Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2004 : 34th : Park City, UT : May 2004)
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