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The facilitation of picture naming in aphasia

Lookup NU author(s): Professor David Howard, Dr Susan Franklin


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A series of four experiments are described investigating the effects of a number of treatments on the ability of aphasic patients to retrieve picture names, at some time after the treatment is applied. Auditory word-to-picture matching, visual word-to-picture matching and semantic judgements are found to have effects lasting for up to 24 hours. It is argued that durable facilitation of aphasic word retrieval is a consequence of treatment techniques that require the patients to access the semantic representation corresponding to the picture name, and this is contrasted with the short-term effects of techniques that provide patients with information about the phonological shape of the name. The theoretical and therapeutic implications of these results are discussed.

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Author(s): Howard D, Patterson K, Franklin S, Orchard-Lisle V, Morton J

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Cognitive Neuropsychology

Year: 1985

Volume: 2

Issue: 1

Pages: 49-80

Print publication date: 01/02/1985

ISSN (print): 0264-3294

ISSN (electronic): 1464-0627

Publisher: Psychology Press


DOI: 10.1080/02643298508252861


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