Treatment of word retrieval in aphasia

Generalisation to conversational speech

J. Hickin*, W. Best, R. Herbert, D. Howard, F. Osborne

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The question of whether treatment gains in picture naming generalise to conversation remains relatively unexplored. Several difficulties surround data collection and analysis. A quantitative measure of word retrieval in aphasia is presented along with relevant details relating to the reliability of the measure, and the relationship between word retrieval in picture naming and noun retrieval in conversation. We discuss the clinical application of the measure and its applicability outside the field of aphasia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13-18
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Language and Communication Disorders
Issue numberSUPPL.
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes


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