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Effects of Gesture and Semantic-Phonologic Treatments for Verb Retrieval

Rodriguez, Amy and Raymer, Anastasia and Gonzalez Rothi, Leslie
Effects of Gesture and Semantic-Phonologic Treatments for Verb Retrieval. In Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2005 : 35th : Sanibel Island, FL : May 31-June 4, 2005) / : (2005).

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Abstract

Evidence for verb retrieval treatment effects in aphasia is limited. In a within subject design, we compared effects of two verb retrieval treatments, semantic-phonologic training versus gesture training, in four individuals with verb retrieval impairments ranging from moderate to severe. Verb picture naming improved for trained verbs in three of four participants during semantic-phonologic training. Verb picture naming improved for trained verbs in only one of four participants during gesture training. No improvements were evident in untrained words during either training phase. Though verbs and gestures have closer neural correlates, there was greater advantage for semantic-phonologic training for verbs.

EPrint Type:Clinical Aphasiology Paper
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:1580
Conference:Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2005 : 35th : Sanibel Island, FL : May 31-June 4, 2005)
Additional Information:USED WITH PERMISSION.