Guest Editor's Column Primary progressive aphasia (PPA) refers to a group of clinical syndromes characterized by gradual loss of speech and/or language ability in the context of neurodegenerative disease. Individuals with PPA are often affected at relatively young ages (50's and 60's) and, historically, have not received the same degree of clinical ... Editorial
Editorial  |   October 01, 2014
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Editorial   |   October 01, 2014
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SIG 2 Perspectives on Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders, October 2014, Vol. 24, 120-121. doi:10.1044/nnsld24.4.120
SIG 2 Perspectives on Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders, October 2014, Vol. 24, 120-121. doi:10.1044/nnsld24.4.120
Primary progressive aphasia (PPA) refers to a group of clinical syndromes characterized by gradual loss of speech and/or language ability in the context of neurodegenerative disease. Individuals with PPA are often affected at relatively young ages (50's and 60's) and, historically, have not received the same degree of clinical or research attention as those with acquired speech and language disturbances caused by stroke. Despite improved diagnostic methodologies and a growing body of literature indicating that behavioral treatments can have meaningful and lasting effects, individuals with PPA are often misdiagnosed and under-referred for speech-language services. In this issue of Perspectives, we have assembled papers that are intended to highlight new and exciting advances in the diagnosis and treatment of PPA.
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