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Examining a Treatment Continuum for Acquired Impairments of Reading and Spelling

Beeson, Pelagie and Rising, Kindle and Kim, Esther and O'Bryan, Erin and Rapcsak, Steven
Examining a Treatment Continuum for Acquired Impairments of Reading and Spelling. In Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2009 : 39th : Keystone, CO : May 26-30, 2009) / : (2009).

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Abstract

Damage to left hemisphere cortical regions can variously disrupt lexical-semantic and sublexical procedures for reading and spelling. Ideally, treatment for these impairments should be well-suited to the specific deficit(s) and support a progression toward maximal recovery. In this study, we implemented a diagnostic and treatment algorithm to address written language impairments in a heterogeneous group of individuals with acquired alexia and agraphia. Following syndrome classification, participants were entered into the appropriate stage of a treatment continuum that included lexical, phonological, and interactive approaches. Outcomes from 20 individuals characterize the therapeutic effects of each treatment relative to specific alexia/agraphia profiles.

EPrint Type:Clinical Aphasiology Paper
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:1969
Conference:Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2009 : 39th : Keystone, CO : May 26-30, 2009)
Additional Information:USED WITH PERMISSION.