Investigation of a phonologically based treatment for anomia: behavioral and neural changes

E. Rochon, C. Leonard, L. Laird, H. Burianova, P. Soros, S. Graham, C. Grady

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Treatment for anomia in aphasia has been found to be effective; however, the linguistic and cortical mechanisms underlying treatment and recovery in aphasia are poorly understood. This study investigated the effectiveness of a phonological feature analysis treatment for anomia, using a multiple-baseline across behaviours design, as well as associated neural processing changes related to recovery after treatment. Six participants with aphasia were included. A subset of these patients received fMRI scans before and after treatment, as did patient control participants. Four of the patients improved substantially after treatment. Preliminary analysis of scan data suggest a shift from greater right to left hemisphere activation in one participant who improved after treatment, with no notable changes between scans 1 and 2 for the untreated control.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)201
Number of pages1
JournalBrain and Cognition
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes
EventRotman Research Institute Conference (16th : 2006) - Toronto
Duration: 5 Mar 20067 Mar 2006


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