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The Effect of Incorporating Knowledge of Performance in the Treatment of Aprosodia

Rodriguez, Amy D. and Patel, Sona and Bashiti, Nour and Shrivastav, Rahul and Rosenbek, John C.
The Effect of Incorporating Knowledge of Performance in the Treatment of Aprosodia. In Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2011 : 41st : Fort Lauderdale, FL : May 31-June 4, 2011) / : (2011).

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Abstract

Evidence suggests that expressive aprosodia, an impairment of emotional communication, results from a deficit in motor planning/programming. We investigated a treatment incorporating knowledge of performance (KP), an important component in motor learning. Four males with aprosodia following right hemisphere stroke completed 30 treatment sessions in which prosodic features of targets and responses were displayed using VisiPitch IV®. Perceptual analysis of a sentence-level outcome measure revealed significant improvement in emotional expression. Thus, KP in the form of visual/auditory feedback may be an important component in aprosodia treatments. Further investigation comparing this approach to traditional forms of clinician feedback is warranted.

EPrint Type:Clinical Aphasiology Paper
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:2290
Conference:Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2011 : 41st : Fort Lauderdale, FL : May 31-June 4, 2011)