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Identification of Word Retrieval Difficulties in the Normally Aging Population (2021)

Published by <p>Many studies compare the word-finding speeds of younger and older populations of people. Younger populations typically outperform category listing tasks, but the aging population does better with word generation for a specific letter. It is interesting because generating words for a category requires semantic retrieval, but generating a phoneme requires non-meaningful generation. The semantic retrieval […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Speech and Language Therapy Approaches to Managing Primary Progressive Aphasia (2020)

Published by <p>There are three variants, including the semantic variant, the nonfluent variant, and the logopenic variant. Each variant has unique linguistic deficits because of various areas of the brain being affected. The nonfluent and logopenic variants are often easier to diagnose than the semantic variant because they are occasionally misdiagnosed as Alzheimer’s disease. The semantic variant […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Auditory, Phonological, and Semantic Factors in the Recovery From Wernicke’s Aphasia Poststroke: Predictive Value and Implications for Rehabilitation (2019)

Published by <p>Neuroimaging studies have identified the left temporoparietal areas are responsible for auditory-phonological processing, phonological short-term memory, and semantics. WA is most commonly caused by strokes in the left mid posterior superior temporal gyrus (STG), superior temporal sulcus (STS), and the underlying white matter. People with chronic WA demonstrate impairments with detecting and analyzing auditory stimuli […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Depression in Poststroke Aphasia (2020)

Published by <p>Poststroke depression is poorly understood; it is estimated that about 60% of individuals with aphasia have depression at some point during their stroke recovery. Often individuals with aphasia are excluded from research studies because of the inability to complete self-reported questionnaires frequently used for depression assessment procedures. Individuals with aphasia represent a high-risk population who […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Videoconference Administration of the Western Aphasia Battery-Revised: Feasibility and Validity (2020)

Published by <p>The literature currently only validates two assessments for aphasia for telepractice, including the Boston Naming Test-Second Edition and the Boston Diagnostic Aphasia Examination-Third Edition. Recently a group of experts in aphasia determined the WAB-R is considered a core assessment for diagnosis of aphasia. With this diagnostic ability, the authors of this study wanted to determine […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

The Link Between Verbal Short-Term Memory and Anomia Treatment Gains (2019)

Published by <p>The study defined STM as the consciences awareness of temporary activation of information processing in the form of tactile, visuospatial, or verbal/linguistic (Cowan 1988). Working memory is a combination of STM with attention (Cowan 1988). STM is domain-specific (tactile, visuospatial, or verbal), but working memory is domain-free, meaning the stimulation type does not matter. An […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Book Club Experience, Engagement, and Reading Support Use by People with Aphasia (2019)

Published by <p>Reading is a common hobby many people enjoy. However, an aphasia onset can impact a person’s reading comprehension ability and cause the reading to become a new struggle causing disappointment. Previous studies with anecdotal reports have shown people with aphasia are able to reconnect with reading for pleasure after participating with book clubs offering reading […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Subjective Communication Difficulties in Very Mild Aphasia (2020)

Published by <p>This study is interested in learning more about individuals who continue to report they have language difficulties even if they are recovered from aphasia according to a formal battery. Studying these subjective communication difficulties will help clinicians better identify areas of communication requiring more attention during evaluation and treatment. Recent research shows discourse measures have […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Development of a Free Online Interactive Naming Therapy for Bilingual Aphasia (2020)

Published by <p>Bilingual aphasia therapy is important within the United States for three main reasons. First, the United States is becoming increasingly bilingual and this needs to be considered for speech therapy services. Second, individuals who are bilingual are having increased risks for a stroke that can cause aphasia. Finally, the bilingual population is currently being underserved. […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Communication Partner Training in Aphasia: An Updated Systematic Review (2016)

Published by <p>The 2010 review provided three major groups for clinical questions that helped guide this updated review. The major groups included individuals with acute aphasia, individuals with chronic aphasia, and communication partners for people with aphasia. The review aimed to answer “what is the influence of communication partner training on measures of language impairment, communication activity/ […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>