An fMRI investigation of semantic and phonological naming treatment in aphasia

Van Hees, S., McMahon, K., Angwin, A., de Zubicaray, G. I., & Copland, D. (2012) An fMRI investigation of semantic and phonological naming treatment in aphasia. Stem-, Spraak- en Taalpathologie, 17(SUPPL.), pp. 88-92.

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Abstract

Di�culty naming objects is one of the most common impairments in people with aphasia post-stroke, irrespective of aphasia classification (Goodglass & Wingfield, 1997). Thus, remediation of naming impairments is often a focus of treatment in the rehabilitation of language. Such treatments typically employ phonological or semantic approaches, or a combination of the two, in order to target the major cognitive components involved in word retrieval (Nickels,2002). Although individuals can show greater benefit from one approach over the other, the relationship between an individual’s locus of breakdown in word retrieval and response to a particular treatment approach remains unclear, and knowledge of the underlying neural mechanisms which may be responsible for successful treatment is scarce. The aim of this study was to examine brain activity associated with successful phonological and semantic based treatments for word retrieval using functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging fMRI).

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ID Code: 85846
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: No
ISSN: 0924-7025
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 [please consult author]
Deposited On: 07 Oct 2015 02:08
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2015 04:59

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