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Training Metaphor Interpretation in RHD Patients: Preliminary Results

Brownell, Hiram and Lundgren, Kristine and Milione, Janet and Kearns, Kevin
Training Metaphor Interpretation in RHD Patients: Preliminary Results. In Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2009 : 39th : Keystone, CO : May 26-30, 2009) / : (2009).

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Abstract

Five stroke patients with right hemisphere brain damage (RHD) participated in a single subject experimental design intervention study to train metaphor comprehension. The theory motivating the program posits roles for coarse-grained semantic knowledge and working memory. Four patients showed clear improvement in metaphor interpretation associated with the start of training. Results indicate the potential of an evidence-based approach for treating deficits associated with RHD. The paper will describe the training program and discuss individual performances on metaphor, line orientation, working memory and other background measures.

EPrint Type:Clinical Aphasiology Paper
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:1971
Conference:Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2009 : 39th : Keystone, CO : May 26-30, 2009)
Additional Information:USED WITH PERMISSION.