Traditional therapy approaches for anomia typically focus on compensatory approaches, such as semantic feature analysis and circumlocution, or on whole word naming drills which, unfortunately, show little if any direct generalization in improving naming and word finding to variable communicative contexts. This course will review the research of Diane Kendall, PhD and colleagues and will present a case study which hypothesizes that a different approach, namely phoneme-based rehabilitation, has greater far-reaching effects and can directly improve naming skills across multiple contexts via the application of principles of neuroplasticity and consideration of parallel-distributed processing (PDP) models of communication.
- After this course, participants will be able to compare and contrast traditional modular depictions of language learning and processing with the parallel distributed processing model.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe how parallel distributed processing accounts for bottom-up processing and activation of language across concept, articulatory motor, acoustic, and orthographic representations.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe how concepts of neuroplasticity relate to the efficacy of a phoneme-based approach to treating anomia in people with aphasia.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe how to develop a treatment protocol for anomia based on phoneme-based rehabilitation, allowing necessary modifications due to traditional barriers and variables encountered by the clinical speech-language pathologist.
|0-10 Minutes||Introduction and Overview|
|10-30 Minutes||Background/Foundational Information|
|30-50 Minutes||Evidence-based Research|
|50-80 Minutes||Case Study/Clinical Application|
|80-90 Minutes||Q&A/Closing Statements|
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