A comparison of the effectiveness of 'semantic' and 'phonological' tasks in the facilitation of word production in aphasia

Belinda McDonald, Lyndsey Nickels, Kate Makin, Christine Taylor, Melanie Moses

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    Abstract

    In the treatment of word finding in anomia both 'phonological' tasks (e.g. repetition, phonemic cueing), and 'semantic' tasks (e.g. word-picture matching, semantic judgements) have been found to be effective. However, there have been few direct comparisons of the relative effectiveness of these tasks within the same individuals: most reports differ in both tasks and participants. Hence it is difficult to distinguish whether differences in task efficacy are due to differences in the impairments of the people with aphasia treated, or subtle differences within the tasks. Hence, here we examine the efficacy of 'semantic' tasks (semantic judgement questions) and 'phonological' tasks (repetition, phonemic cueing) in facilitation with a case series of people with aphasia, and address the question: Do semantic and phonological tasks differ in their efficacy within and across individuals?
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationXXVIth World congress of the International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics, Brisbane, Australia, August 29 - September 2, 2004
    Subtitle of host publicationmain reports
    Place of PublicationBasel, Switzerland
    PublisherKarger
    ISBN (Print)3805577931
    Publication statusPublished - 2004
    EventThe 26th World Congress of the International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics - Brisbane, Australia
    Duration: 29 Aug 20042 Sep 2004

    Conference

    ConferenceThe 26th World Congress of the International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics
    CountryAustralia
    CityBrisbane
    Period29/08/042/09/04

    Keywords

    • word retrieval

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