CEU Introduction: Treatment of the “A's”— Alexia, Agraphia, Apraxia, Agnosia, Acalculia For many of us, providing clinical care for individuals with aphasia includes evaluation and treatment of co-existing disorders that often accompany aphasia. This issue of our newsletter includes a summary of current clinical approaches to several of those disorders: alexia, agraphia, apraxia, agnosia and acalculia. Our exposure to these disorders ... SIG News
SIG News  |   April 01, 2002
CEU Introduction: Treatment of the “A's”— Alexia, Agraphia, Apraxia, Agnosia, Acalculia
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SIG News   |   April 01, 2002
CEU Introduction: Treatment of the “A's”— Alexia, Agraphia, Apraxia, Agnosia, Acalculia
SIG 2 Perspectives on Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders, April 2002, Vol. 12, 3. doi:10.1044/nnsld12.1.3
SIG 2 Perspectives on Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders, April 2002, Vol. 12, 3. doi:10.1044/nnsld12.1.3
For many of us, providing clinical care for individuals with aphasia includes evaluation and treatment of co-existing disorders that often accompany aphasia. This issue of our newsletter includes a summary of current clinical approaches to several of those disorders: alexia, agraphia, apraxia, agnosia and acalculia. Our exposure to these disorders during clinical training was likely mixed and dependent upon which patients happened to come through clinic at the time. Even years of experience with individuals with aphasia does not guarantee that we will know how to approach these other “A’s.” Yet many speech-language pathologists emphasize gesture, drawing, reading, writing and numbers as compensatory means of communication for patients with impaired verbal output or comprehension. An understanding of the “A’s” can help us to accurately diagnose patterns of spared and impaired cognitive-linguistic ability, to directly address deficit areas, and to tap into our patients’ residual abilities in treatment.
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