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Gesture and aphasia: Helping hands?

Scharp, Victoria and Tompkins, Connie and Iverson, *Jana
Gesture and aphasia: Helping hands?. In Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2006 : 36th : Ghent, Belgium : May 29-June 2, 2006) / : (2006).

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Abstract

The study of communicative gestures is of considerable interest for aphasia, in relation to theory, diagnosis, and treatment. This paper focuses on four dimensions of gesture production essential for advancing both investigational and clinical application of gesture in aphasia. These include: 1) divergent conceptual frameworks, 2) functional and temporal characteristics of gesture, 3) coding systems and definitions, and 4) treatment approaches. A marriage of theoretically driven, operationally defined, measurable and replicable studies testing the models of gesture production will help to disentangle whether and how incorporating gesture in diagnosing and treating people with aphasia provides a ‘helping hand.’

EPrint Type:Clinical Aphasiology Paper
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:1746
Conference:Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2006 : 36th : Ghent, Belgium : May 29-June 2, 2006)
Additional Information:USED WITH PERMISSION.