CLS Speaker Series - Chaleece Sandberg (Penn State University) Development of a Theoretically-Based Culturally-Relevant Therapy for Anomia in Bilingual Aphasia
Development of a Theoretically-Based Culturally-Relevant Therapy for Anomia in Bilingual Aphasia
Training abstract word retrieval improves generative naming for trained items, and promotes generalization to generative naming of concrete words in the same context category. However, this therapy has not yet been adapted for bilingual persons with aphasia (PWA). This study aimed first to develop culturally and linguistically relevant stimuli for the extension of this therapy to bilingual PWA, and second to conduct this therapy with a test case. Pertinent differences regarding cultural relevance and linguistic content of several context-categories across three languages will be discussed as will the results of the test case.