Phonemic-articulatory recovery in a case of conduction aphasia

K. M. Yorkston, D. R. Beukelman

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The phonemic-articulatory error patterns and self-correction strategies of a 30-year-old conduction aphasic speaker were studied as he underwent a period of rapid recovery. The patient was recorded at weekly intervals performing the following tasks: spontaneous naming, word and sentence repetition, and word and sentence reading. Error patterns were found to be dissimilar to apraxic speakers described in the literature, in terms of proportion of omissions, patterns of substitutions and relative phoneme difficulty. As recovery occurred, total number of correct responses increased, as number of modifications decreased. Further, the patient's correction attempts were marked by quantitative rather than qualitative changes. A discussion of possible underlying mechanisms is presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-14
Number of pages14
JournalAphasia Apraxia Agnosia
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1979

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