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A processing approach to the assessment of language and verbal short-term memory in aphasia

Martin, Nadine and Kohen, Francine and Kalinyak-Fliszar, Michelene
A processing approach to the assessment of language and verbal short-term memory in aphasia. In Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2010 : 40th : Isle of Palms, SC : May 23-27, 2010) / : (2010).

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Abstract

Verbal short-term memory (STM) impairment is virtually always present in aphasia and varies in severity depending on the characteristics of verbal stimuli being held in STM and severity of the word processing disorder. The close association of processing and verbal STM impairment is worth considering in our approaches to assessment and rehabilitation of language disorders in aphasia. In this paper, we present a comprehensive test battery to assess language and verbal STM abilities in aphasia with data from thirty individuals with aphasia and ten aged-matched controls. Clinical and research applications of the test battery are discussed.

EPrint Type:Clinical Aphasiology Paper
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:2117
Conference:Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2010 : 40th : Isle of Palms, SC : May 23-27, 2010)
Additional Information:USED WITH PERMISSION.