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Treatment of Anomia in Severe Aphasia: What Matters?

Mayer, Jamie F. and Murray, Laura L. and Karcher, Laura A.
Treatment of Anomia in Severe Aphasia: What Matters?. In Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2004 : 34th : Park City, UT : May 2004) / : (2004).

Abstract

Theoretical investigations of aphasia must take place in the context of modeling change
in the aphasic language system. Although current cognitive neuropsychological
processing models are useful for generating hypotheses regarding the nature of aphasic
impairments, they remain insufficient to inform specific rehabilitation procedures. Thus,
principles of learning may be invaluable in modeling the mechanisms of dynamic change
induced through rehabilitation techniques. This study examined the ability of the
complexity principle of learning to inform naming treatment for three severely aphasic
patients. Results are analyzed with respect to best capturing the nature of change in
individuals with severe aphasia.

EPrint Type:Clinical Aphasiology Abstract
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:1624
Conference:Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2004 : 34th : Park City, UT : May 2004)
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