The Aphasiology Archive
University Library System, University of Pittsburgh
    

Anomia in Sesotho: the role of parameters in therapy

Penn, Claire and Archer, Brent
Anomia in Sesotho: the role of parameters in therapy. In Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2011 : 41st : Fort Lauderdale, FL : May 31-June 4, 2011) / : (2011).

Full text available as:
PDF - Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader or other PDF viewer.

Abstract

South Africa as a multilingual country, offers the opportunity for examining the interaction between aphasic symptomatology and linguistic parameters.  This paper describes an intervention study with two Sesotho speaking individuals with anomia. Words lists were designed using non aphasic participant and three therapeutic cueing techniques for anomia were evaluated over a period of four months. Findings suggested a positive response to the techniques of true phonemic cueing and prosodic cueing, whereas initial phonemic cueing (a technique commonly used for English speaking anomic patients) had no impact. This supports the need for a parametrically- informed approach to aphasia therapy.

EPrint Type:Clinical Aphasiology Paper
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:2314
Conference:Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2011 : 41st : Fort Lauderdale, FL : May 31-June 4, 2011)