Portland State University. Department of Speech Communication
Date of Award
Master of Science (M.S.) in Speech and Hearing Sciences
1 online resource (75 p.)
Aphasia, Language disorders, Language disorders -- Treatment, Conversation
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.
Blake, Priscilla Jane, "Word retrieval behaviors of aphasic adults in conversational speech : a preliminary study" (1992). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 4213.