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Language therapy effects on the treated and untreated languages of a multilingual person with aphasia

Goral, Mira and Rosas, Jason and Girbau, Dolors and Conner, Peggy S. and Obler, Loraine K.
Language therapy effects on the treated and untreated languages of a multilingual person with aphasia. In Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2009 : 39th : Keystone, CO : May 26-30, 2009) / : (2009).

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Abstract

We administered language treatment in the first language of a multilingual person with aphasia and tested his skills pre- and post-treatment in his additional languages. We report improvement in object and action naming in the treated language (Catalan, the participant’s L1). Small cross-language generalization was found for Spanish, his highly-proficient, early-acquired, L2 as well as for English, his least-proficient language. Improvement was noted not only in items that were translation-equivalents of trained items but also of untrained items. Cognate status did not seem to influence the results.

EPrint Type:Clinical Aphasiology Paper
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:1992
Conference:Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2009 : 39th : Keystone, CO : May 26-30, 2009)
Additional Information:USED WITH PERMISSION.