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Metaphor Interpretation Training for Patients with TBI: Preliminary Results

Lundgren, Kristine and Brownell, Hiram and Cayer-Meade, Carol and Milione, Janet and Kearns, Kevin and Katz, Douglas
Metaphor Interpretation Training for Patients with TBI: Preliminary Results. In Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2010 : 40th : Isle of Palms, SC : May 23-27, 2010) / : (2010).

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Abstract

Seven patients with TBI 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. Two patients showed strong evidence for improvement in metaphor interpretation associated with the start of training, three participants showed some evidence, and two patients showed no evidence for any impact of training. Results indicate the potential of an evidence-based approach for treating deficits associated with TBI in patients with moderate to severe cognitive-linguistic deficits. The paper describes the program and discusses individual performances.

EPrint Type:Clinical Aphasiology Paper
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:2121
Conference:Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2010 : 40th : Isle of Palms, SC : May 23-27, 2010)
Additional Information:USED WITH PERMISSION.