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Semantic and contextual writing treatments for severe anomia

Harvey, Jerin and Murray, Laura and Eberle, Rebecca
Semantic and contextual writing treatments for severe anomia. In Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2008 : 38th : Jackson Hole, WY : May 27 - June 1, 2008) / : (2008).

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Abstract

The effects of two written naming treatments on severe anomia were examined in an
individual with chronic, severe global aphasia and apraxia of speech. Both the Semantic
(ST) and Context/Story (CT) treatments involved reviewing the semantic features of
target words; ST involved a sentence completion task and CT involved a story
completion task. A multiple baseline, within-participant single-subject design was used to
compare the two treatments. Results of both treatments indicated improvements in
writing accuracy and speed, and cross-modal generalization to spoken naming and
discourse. Implications for context-based treatments and for prioritizing writing as a
treatment modality will be discussed.

EPrint Type:Clinical Aphasiology Paper
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:1927
Conference:Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2008 : 38th : Jackson Hole, WY : May 27 - June 1, 2008)
Additional Information:USED WITH PERMISSION.