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Structured Language Intervention for a Case of Advanced Frontotemporal Dementia

Troche, Joshua and Biun, David and Martin, Nadine and Finney, Glenn and Heilman, Ken and Reilly, Jamie
Structured Language Intervention for a Case of Advanced Frontotemporal Dementia. In Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2010 : 40th : Isle of Palms, SC : May 23-27, 2010) / : (2010).

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Abstract

The semantic dementia (SD) form of frontotemporal lobar degeneration (FTLD) can cause deficits in naming and comprehension (Hodges, 2003). This study attempted to use an errorless learning approach in to preserve functional vocabulary in an advanced case of Frontotemporal Demenentia (FTD). EP received this treatment for 8 months. After those 8 months it was found that she initially increased in her naming abilities, then plateaued, and ultimately fell to her pre-treatment baseline. We concluded that are findings could be due to the progression of her disease but also due to a low amount of training due to vacation.

EPrint Type:Clinical Aphasiology Paper
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:2149
Conference:Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2010 : 40th : Isle of Palms, SC : May 23-27, 2010)
Additional Information:USED WITH PERMISSION.