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Therapy outcome in two individuals with jargon aphasia and neologisms

Bose, Arpita and Laird, Laura and Rochon, Elizabeth and Leonard, Carol
Therapy outcome in two individuals with jargon aphasia and neologisms. In Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2011 : 41st : Fort Lauderdale, FL : May 31-June 4, 2011) / : (2011).

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Abstract

Two individuals with jargon aphasia with similar clinical profiles received identical phonological therapy but responded differently to the therapy-P9 did not show any positive gains but FF showed improved naming. Analysis showed that FF and P9 had comparable performance in the semantic domain but P9 had poorer phonological skills. FF also showed a decrease in the number of neologisms and an increase in similarity with the target following therapy. Discussion will focus on the importance of exploring underlying linguistic processes before initiating therapy and the importance of analyzing both quality and quantity of errors to measure the impact of therapy.

EPrint Type:Clinical Aphasiology Paper
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:2315
Conference:Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2011 : 41st : Fort Lauderdale, FL : May 31-June 4, 2011)