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Implications of treatment failure for interpreting the cognitive mechanisms underlying acquired alexia

Kim, Esther and Beeson, Pelagie and Rapcsak, Steven
Implications of treatment failure for interpreting the cognitive mechanisms underlying acquired alexia. In Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2008 : 38th : Jackson Hole, WY : May 27 - June 1, 2008) / : (2008).

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Abstract

We present a case of alexia with agraphia following damage to left temporo-parieto-occipital cortex. Single-word reading was severely limited and spoken letter naming was also notably impaired. Treatment was implemented using a motor/kinesthetic strategy to improve letter recognition and naming in the context of single-word reading and writing. Although single letter naming improved following treatment, the participant remained unable to successfully decode words using a letter-by-letter strategy. Her limited response to treatment stands in contrast to the few other reported treatment studies employing a motor/kinesthetic approach for severe alexia, and warranted consideration of cognitive and neuroanatomical prognostic factors.

EPrint Type:Clinical Aphasiology Paper
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:1938
Conference:Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2008 : 38th : Jackson Hole, WY : May 27 - June 1, 2008)
Additional Information:USED WITH PERMISSION.