Advisor

Joan McMahon

Date of Award

1992

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (M.S.) in Speech and Hearing Sciences

Department

Speech Communication

Physical Description

1 online resource (75 p.)

Subjects

Aphasia, Language disorders, Language disorders -- Treatment, Conversation

DOI

10.15760/etd.6097

Abstract

Word retrieval difficulties are experienced by almost all aphasic adults. Consequently, these problems receive a substantial amount of attention in aphasia treatment. Because of the methodological difficulties, few studies have examined WRBs in conversational speech, focusing instead on confrontational naming tasks in which the client is asked to retrieve a specific word. These studies have left unanswered questions about the WRB processes.

The purposes of this study were to: (1) develop profiles of WRB for moderately impaired aphasic adult clients and examine these profiles for evidence that reflects the level of breakdown in the word retrieval process, and (2) determine potential treatment applications derived from the study of WRBs of moderately aphasic speakers.

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Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/24350

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