Mapping Treatment: An Approach To Treating Sentence Level Impairments In Agrammatism The influence of linguistics, psycholinguistics, and neuropsychology is evident in much of the current research in aphasia. Researchers interested in studying the relationship between theory and therapy are developing treatment programs that are based on models of how the impaired function is normally carried out (e.g., Garrett, 1980), so that ... Article
Article  |   October 01, 2001
Mapping Treatment: An Approach To Treating Sentence Level Impairments In Agrammatism
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  • Ruth B. Fink
    Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute, Philadelphia, PA
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Article   |   October 01, 2001
Mapping Treatment: An Approach To Treating Sentence Level Impairments In Agrammatism
SIG 2 Perspectives on Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders, October 2001, Vol. 11, 14-23. doi:10.1044/nnsld11.3.14
SIG 2 Perspectives on Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders, October 2001, Vol. 11, 14-23. doi:10.1044/nnsld11.3.14
The influence of linguistics, psycholinguistics, and neuropsychology is evident in much of the current research in aphasia. Researchers interested in studying the relationship between theory and therapy are developing treatment programs that are based on models of how the impaired function is normally carried out (e.g., Garrett, 1980), so that the locus of dysfunction can be identified and targeted for treatment.
In this paper, we focus specifically on a model-driven treatment developed for sentence processing impairments, referred to as “Mapping Therapy.” While sentence processing disorders may be found in both fluent and non-fluent aphasic syndromes, mapping therapy was originally developed for patients with non-fluent, so-called agrammatic aphasia. Therefore, we begin with a brief review of agrammatism and the theoretical basis for the mapping treatment approach.
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