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dc.contributor.author Debouverie, Audrey Nathalie en
dc.date.accessioned 2014-12-02T22:20:31Z en
dc.date.issued 2014 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10211.3/131288 en
dc.description.abstract Primary progressive aphasia (PPA) is a language disorder caused by a neurodegenerative disease. Previous studies have confirmed the value and effectiveness of behavioral language treatment in individuals despite the fact that it involves, by definition, a gradual decrease in communicative skills. In this study, we present two cases, one with semantic variant of PPA and the other with logopenic PPA, each of whom participated in a very specific phonologically-based naming treatment. Several studies have shown the positive effects of a semantically-based treatment across variants of PPA after which the gains were generalized and maintained. Here, our focus was to see if a solely phonologically-based treatment would have positive effects in an individual suffering from a phonologically-based deficit as well as in an individual suffering from a semantically-based impairment. This research revealed that although the participants had different language core deficits, they both benefitted from this treatment and demonstrated improvements in word retrieval abilities, as well as ability to generalize and maintain gains as long as three months after termination of treatment. en
dc.format.extent viii, 39 leaves en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher San Francisco State University en
dc.rights Copyright by Audrey Debouverie, 2014 en
dc.source AS36 2014 COMD .D43 en
dc.subject Aphasia -- Treatment. en
dc.subject Language disorders -- Treatment. en
dc.title Phonologically-based naming treatment in individuals with damage to perisylvian regions in the brain en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.description.embargoterms forever en
dc.date.embargountil 10000-01-01 en
dc.contributor.department Communicative Disorders en


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