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Intermodal training to facilitate communication in aphasia: A pilot study

Purdy, Mary and VanDyke, Julie
Intermodal training to facilitate communication in aphasia: A pilot study. In Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2009 : 39th : Keystone, CO : May 26-30, 2009) / : (2009).

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Abstract

Previous studies aimed at training compensatory strategies for language deficits in aphasia have met with limited success. Training one strategy at a time (e.g., gesture then drawing) may not be sufficient to produce integrated multi-modal semantic representations. We investigated the possibility that training these modalities simultaneously would increase the availability of alternative modes of expression. For this pilot study, two individuals with moderate aphasia participated in an 8-week training program. Results demonstrated a benefit of simultaneous training, which was influenced by the quality of participants’ semantic representations.

EPrint Type:Clinical Aphasiology Paper
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:2083
Conference:Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2009 : 39th : Keystone, CO : May 26-30, 2009)
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