Start Date

10-5-2017 11:00 AM

End Date

10-5-2017 1:00 PM

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Phonomotor treatment is a program designed to address anomic deficits in people with aphasia (PWA) by training speech sounds in isolation before progressing to sound combinations and single words (Kendall et al., 2013). Kendall et al. (2015) investigated phonomotor treatment in a sample of 26 PWA, reporting improved naming of untrained nouns and ultimate generalization of phonologic processing abilities. Despite emerging literature on the effects of the phonomotor treatment on single word production, research is limited at the discourse level. This study’s objective is to examine the extent that phonomotor treatment used for PWA increases the amount of correct information conveyed during structured discourse (as quantified by Correct Information Units; CIUs). In addition, the current study will compare semantic feature analysis (SFA; Boyle & Coelho, 1995) and phonomotor treatment. SFA is currently used in many clinical settings across the US as a standard treatment protocol (Winans-Mitrik, et al., 2014).
Research Questions. Are there statistically significant differences in the percentage of CIUs before and after treatment as a function of treatment? Is one treatment associated with a higher pre-post change? And, finally, are possible gains maintained three months post-treatment?

Authors: Kasey Graue, Amy Aronson, Gerasimos Fergadiotis, Diane Kendall

Presenter: Kasey Graue

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http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/20052

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May 10th, 11:00 AM May 10th, 1:00 PM

Comparing the Effects of Phonomotor Treatment and Semantic Feature Analysis on Discourse Production for Individuals with Aphasia

Phonomotor treatment is a program designed to address anomic deficits in people with aphasia (PWA) by training speech sounds in isolation before progressing to sound combinations and single words (Kendall et al., 2013). Kendall et al. (2015) investigated phonomotor treatment in a sample of 26 PWA, reporting improved naming of untrained nouns and ultimate generalization of phonologic processing abilities. Despite emerging literature on the effects of the phonomotor treatment on single word production, research is limited at the discourse level. This study’s objective is to examine the extent that phonomotor treatment used for PWA increases the amount of correct information conveyed during structured discourse (as quantified by Correct Information Units; CIUs). In addition, the current study will compare semantic feature analysis (SFA; Boyle & Coelho, 1995) and phonomotor treatment. SFA is currently used in many clinical settings across the US as a standard treatment protocol (Winans-Mitrik, et al., 2014).
Research Questions. Are there statistically significant differences in the percentage of CIUs before and after treatment as a function of treatment? Is one treatment associated with a higher pre-post change? And, finally, are possible gains maintained three months post-treatment?

Authors: Kasey Graue, Amy Aronson, Gerasimos Fergadiotis, Diane Kendall

Presenter: Kasey Graue