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Applying the principles of experience-dependent neural plasticity: Analysis of a language therapy session

Stark, Jacqueline Ann and Pons, Christiane
Applying the principles of experience-dependent neural plasticity: Analysis of a language therapy session. In Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2012 : 42nd : Lake Tahoe, CA : May 20-25, 2012) / : (2012).

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Abstract

Provision of language therapy to persons with aphasia is an intensive, dynamic process. Qualitative analyses of single sessions can serve as relevant data when monitoring progress in therapy, i.e. changes in performance over time. These analyses substantiate the application of the principles of experience-dependent neural plasticity and aid in specifying the parameters of ‘what makes a therapy’. In this study, analysis of a single session provided to a severely impaired person with Broca’s aphasia (♀, 36 years old) demonstrates that even within a single session performance improves and learning takes place and this improvement is maintained until the next session.

EPrint Type:Clinical Aphasiology Paper
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:2391
Conference:Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2012 : 42nd : Lake Tahoe, CA : May 20-25, 2012)