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Treatment of Working Memory in a Patient with Moderate Aphasia

Winans, Ronda and Hula, William and Friedman, Bethany and Sperl, Angela and Swoyer, Brooke and Doyle, Patrick
Treatment of Working Memory in a Patient with Moderate Aphasia. In Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2012 : 42nd : Lake Tahoe, CA : May 20-25, 2012) / : (2012).

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Abstract

Working memory (WM) is the cognitive system that functions for the temporary storage, activation, and manipulation of information in support of complex, goal-directed behavior (Baddeley, 2003; Kane, Conway, Hambrick, & Engle, 2007). This system is limited in capacity, and it includes an attentional or central executive component that serves to block interference, resolve conflict, and flexibly manage its capacity limitations (Baddeley, 2003; Just & Carpenter, 1992; Kane et al., 2007). It has been suggested that WM deficits may contribute to language performance impairments in aphasia (Caspari, Parkinson, LaPointe, & Katz, 1998; Friedmann & Gvion, 2003; Wright, Downey, Gravier, Love, & Shapiro, 2007; Wright & Shisler, 2005). Accordingly, clinical researchers have begun to study whether aphasia treatment targeted at WM or related processes may be efficacious.

EPrint Type:Clinical Aphasiology Paper
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:2408
Conference:Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2012 : 42nd : Lake Tahoe, CA : May 20-25, 2012)