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Discussion of Poetry Facilitates Expressive Language in Non-fluent Aphasia

Borsenik, Nicole and Greenwald, Margaret
Discussion of Poetry Facilitates Expressive Language in Non-fluent Aphasia. In Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2010 : 40th : Isle of Palms, SC : May 23-27, 2010) / : (2010).

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Abstract

Poetry analysis is a functional task targeting comprehension and expression within a hierarchical structure. Poetry is a unique integration of language content, form and use and may involve personal relevance to the patient and embedded semantic, phonologic, prosodic and syntactic cues. In the current study, performance in a variety of verbal tasks during poetry analysis treatment was compared to verbal performance during discussion of non-poetic prose narratives in two stroke survivors with non-fluent aphasia. For both participants, the prose discussion treatment yielded limited improvement, whereas the poetry analysis treatment yielded significant gains in verbal output.

EPrint Type:Clinical Aphasiology Paper
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:2147
Conference:Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2010 : 40th : Isle of Palms, SC : May 23-27, 2010)
Additional Information:UESD WITH PERMISSION.