Select Papers From the 46th Clinical Aphasiology Conference (Reference)
This extensive reference addresses the most pertinent clinical research questions related to the assessment and treatment of communication impairments associated with aphasia, apraxia of speech, traumatic brain injury, epilepsy, and primary progressive aphasia.; the papers that make up this special issue of the American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology were presented at the 46th Clinical Aphasiology Conference (CAC).
The peer–reviewed research examines variables that can affect treatment outcomes in individuals with acquired neurologic communication impairments, including treatment intensity and modality of intervention. A framework is presented to guide the discussion of how neuroimaging technologies might be useful for predicting the extent of recovery of speech and language in individuals with aphasia. The relationship between anomia and verbal short-term memory in the context of an interactive activation model of language processing is explored. Epilepsy-related language symptoms are profiled to help determine appropriate treatment plans. An analysis of paraphasias for three subtypes of primary progressive aphasia is described to identify patterns that may be used to improve phenotyping and diagnostic sensitivity. Analyses of morphosyntactic production, lexical diversity, and novelty of content following Combined Aphasia and Apraxia of Speech Treatment (CAAST) are presented. In addition, a review resulting from a roundtable discussion at the 2016 Clinical Aphasiology Conference summarizes current knowledge and practice regarding the use of visual supports for individuals with aphasia.
Read a sample article: “Considerations for the Use of Neuroimaging Technologies for Predicting Recovery of Speech and Language in Aphasia”
ASHA is pleased to partner with CAC to disseminate these valuable scholarly contributions in order to help advance the evidence base of the discipline.