The Effectiveness of Cueing Hierarchies as a Treatment for Word Retrieval Impairment Providing a cue to elicit a correct response during treatment for word retrieval impairment in persons with aphasia is a time-honored technique. Speech-language pathologists have used cues in many forms for as long as treatment has been delivered to patients (see Nickels & Best, 1996, and Thompson, 1994, for reviews). ... Article
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The Effectiveness of Cueing Hierarchies as a Treatment for Word Retrieval Impairment
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  • Janet P. Patterson
    Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI
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Article   |   June 01, 2001
The Effectiveness of Cueing Hierarchies as a Treatment for Word Retrieval Impairment
SIG 2 Perspectives on Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders, June 2001, Vol. 11, 11-18. doi:10.1044/nnsld11.2.11
SIG 2 Perspectives on Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders, June 2001, Vol. 11, 11-18. doi:10.1044/nnsld11.2.11
Providing a cue to elicit a correct response during treatment for word retrieval impairment in persons with aphasia is a time-honored technique. Speech-language pathologists have used cues in many forms for as long as treatment has been delivered to patients (see Nickels & Best, 1996, and Thompson, 1994, for reviews). Intuitively, clinicians and others have provided cues, more or less systematically, to people with aphasia to assist communication. For example, communication partners of persons with aphasia often use cues in a procedure similar to Twenty Questions to narrow the topic. Cues have appeared in many forms in treatment programs, one of which is a cueing hierarchy. What follows is a discussion of the evidence that supports the effectiveness of cueing hierarchies in improving word retrieval in patients with aphasia. The discussion begins with an overview of how cueing hierarchies are created, continues with a presentation of data in support of their use in treatment, and concludes with a summary of the evidence and suggestions for their clinical use.
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