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Syntactic Priming Treatment for Severe Agrammatic Aphasia: A Case Study

Kohen, Francine and Kalinyak-Fliszar, Michelene and Martin, Nadine
Syntactic Priming Treatment for Severe Agrammatic Aphasia: A Case Study. In Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2007 : 37th : Scottsdale, AZ : May 22-26, 2007) / : (2007).

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Abstract

Treatment of sentence production deficits in aphasia has been approached from several different perspectives. This study applies a syntactic priming approach, alternating sentence repetition priming trials with picture description trials, to treatment for an individual with a moderate to severe Broca’s aphasia with severe agrammatism. This priming approach, using a simple active subject-verb-object sentence, led to improved syntax and sentence production abilities for all four of our dependent measures: verb inflections, inclusion of subject-verb-object elements, correct word order, and use of well-formed sentences. Ideas for future studies using this syntactic priming treatment are discussed.

EPrint Type:Clinical Aphasiology Paper
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:1883
Conference:Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2007 : 37th : Scottsdale, AZ : May 22-26, 2007)
Additional Information:USED WITH PERMISSION.