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A Journal on Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation after Pathological Events

Official Journal of the Italian Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (SIMFER), European Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (ESPRM), European Union of Medical Specialists - Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine Section (UEMS-PRM), Mediterranean Forum of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (MFPRM), Hellenic Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (EEFIAP)
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ISSN 1973-9087

Online ISSN 1973-9095

 

Europa Medicophysica 1998 December;34(4):203-10

    ORIGINAL ARTICLES

Recovery of a ­word mean­ing access impair­ment spe­cif­ic for the audi­to­ry modal­ity: func­tion­al inter­pre­ta­tion and reha­bil­i­ta­tion

Paulin M. 1, Arcari C. 2, Squicciarini F. 1

1 Ospedale “S. Carlo Borromeo” - Milano;
2 Ospedale “S. Raffaele” - Milano

The ­case ­described ­herein pre­sent­ed a dis­so­ci­a­tion ­between audi­to­ry and writ­ten ­word com­pre­hen­sion. The inves­ti­ga­tion car­ried out ­with ref­er­ence to a lex­i­cal ­system ­drawn ­from the ­domain of cog­ni­tive neu­ro­psy­chol­o­gy dem­on­strat­ed the integ­rity of pre-lex­i­cal func­tions (pho­nem­ic dis­crim­i­na­tion and lex­i­cal deci­sion), and indi­cat­ed ­that the impair­ment ­involved the ­patient’s ­post-lex­i­cal pro­cess­ing. These find­ings sug­gest ­that the ­patient has an impair­ment of the ­word mean­ing ­access spe­cif­ic to the audi­to­ry modal­ity. The abil­ity to ­access ­word mean­ings was not relat­ed to ­word fre­quen­cy, but depend­ed on ­their image­abil­ity . We inves­ti­gat­ed the ­impact of reha­bil­i­ta­tion train­ing ­focused on the abil­ity to ­access ­word mean­ing in the ­oral modal­ity. The reha­bil­i­ta­tion of a ­first set of stim­u­li ­showed ­that treat­ment of ­word mean­ing ­access is pos­sible. However, the improve­ment did not ­extend to a set of untreat­ed ­words. It was ­also dem­on­strat­ed ­that the recov­ery ­obtained was main­tained ­after a ­three ­month ­retest inter­val.

language: English


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