SIG 2 Perspectives Vol. 21, No. 2, June 2011
This issue of Perspectives is devoted to attention in aphasia. Included is a theoretical rationale for addressing attention deficits in patients with aphasia, suggestions of valid procedures for assessing attention-language–impaired persons, and two examples of attention treatment methods that resulted in improved language/communication performances in people with aphasia (PWA).
You will be able to:
- summarize current views on attention mechanisms, the types of attention, the neuroscience of attention, and its presumed role in language processing
- describe assessment tools that are available help in determining the extent to which types of attention are affected in PWA
- discuss linguistic approaches and attention training to remediating auditory comprehension, and evidence that overall cognitive status significantly influences response to aphasia treatment
- describe a current project at the University of Colorado to improve conversational success in PWA through training their attention on simple non-linguistic computer tasks
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6/1/2011 to 4/13/2014