A Cognitive Neuropsychological Approach to Assessment and by Anne Whitworth

By Anne Whitworth

This ebook presents either a theoretical and useful connection with cognitive neuropsychological methods to speech and language therapists operating with individuals with aphasia. Having advanced from the job of a bunch of clinicians operating with individuals with aphasia, it's a hugely sensible consultant that goals to interpret the theoretical literature because it pertains to aphasia and hyperlink it on to to be had overview instruments and treatment suggestions. the outlet component of the publication presents an summary of the speculation underpinning the strategy and the way it may be utilized to the overview and interpretation of language-processing impairments. the second one part deals a operating clarification of other parts of language processing, outlining the deficits which could come up from impairment to every part. moreover, the clinician is guided to to be had checks to check out medical hypotheses and provided interpretations of functionality styles. the ultimate part offers a complete assessment of the remedy literature with systematic summaries of the remedies undertaken and a synthesis of the findings up to now. This booklet has been written by way of clinicians with hands-on event. it is going to be a useful source for clinicians and scholars of speech and language treatment and comparable disciplines.

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C) An imageability effect. Where there is more accurate comprehension of more highly imageable words than low-imageability words, this suggests impairment to the semantic system or in access to it. Lip-reading can improve access to phonetic information and therefore may support the client’s comprehension. Indicators of impairment • Reduced discrimination between phonemes. General notes on assessment The following tasks can be performed with and without lip-reading to determine whether visual information can supplement auditory information.

Visually similar errors may imply a visual perceptual element. ✗ An even spread of errors may imply either (a) lack of attention or (b) severe semantic impairment. ✗ Errors on low-imageability words in spoken and written tasks but with retained performance on high-imageability words may imply a semantic impairment for low-imageability items. , 1990) KE was a 52-year-old, right-handed man. He was working as a manager in a large corporation before his CVA. A CT scan showed an infarct in the left fronto-parietal region.

For example, in word-to-picture matching, the rate of semantic errors will be very different if four semantically related distractors are available than if there is only one semantic distractor present. Semantic error rates may also be different when a more limited range of distractors is used in word–picture verification, where the person being assessed needs to decide whether the presented word is the name of a picture, comparing the presented name with all possible names. In comprehension, the opportunity for making diverse errors is maximised when the client is asked to define a presented word.

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