Third International Conference on Spoken Language Processing (ICSLP 94)

Yokohama, Japan
September 18-22, 1994

Recovery Mechanism of Naming Disorders in Aphasic Patients: Effects of Different Training Modalities

Akira Uno (1), Jun Tanemura (2), Koichi Higo (3)

(l) National Center of Neurology and Psychiatry, Ichikawa-shi, Chiba, Japan
(2) Izunirayama Rehabilitation Hospital, Shizuoka, Japan
(3) Shimane University, Shimane, Japan

Recovery mechanism of naming disorders was investigated. Two kinds of naming training methods, namely, one with Kanji writing, and the other with initial syllable phonemic cue and repetition, were administered to two aphasic patients. As a result, both the improvement rate and the stability of performance were better after the training with Kanji writing than the other method. It suggests that the improvement of the namng performance with the training of Kanji writing was activated by the information processes of writing Kanji and reading them aloud.

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Bibliographic reference.  Uno, Akira / Tanemura, Jun / Higo, Koichi (1994): "Recovery mechanism of naming disorders in aphasic patients: effects of different training modalities", In ICSLP-1994, 775-778.