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THE REHABILITATION OF APHASIA MAY INVOLVE NEW LEARNING

McGrane, Helen
THE REHABILITATION OF APHASIA MAY INVOLVE NEW LEARNING. In International Aphasia Rehabilitation Conference: International Aphasia Rehabilitation Conference (2006: 12th: Sheffield. U.K.: 4-6 June, 2006) / : (2006).

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Abstract

Many people with aphasia retain residual language impairments to varying degrees of severity following rehabilitation. While there are theories/ models of language impairment currently there is no equivalent for rehabilitation that explains the therapeutic process(es) involved in the restoration of the damaged language system. Therefore it is not possible to discern what approaches or tasks would be most successful at restoring particular language functions. The development of such a theory would be a considerable undertaking. A first step however would be to ascertain if rehabilitation facilitates the accessing of information rendered inaccessible due to the impact of the stroke or perhaps it could involve new learning resulting in the creation of new language representations.

EPrint Type:Clinical Aphasiology Paper
Subjects:Aphasia: Aphasia - rehabilitation
ID Code:1669
Conference:International Aphasia Rehabilitation Conference: International Aphasia Rehabilitation Conference (2006: 12th: Sheffield. U.K.: 4-6 June, 2006)