Erori de producere a cuvintelor în context afazic

Erori de producere a cuvintelor în context afazic

Patterns and errors of word production in aphasic contexts


This article is part of the paper „Patterns and errors of word production in aphasic contexts”.
To begin with, generalities about aphasia and a cognitive neuropsychology model of spoken word production are presented, which addresses four stages involved in word retrieval: semantic system, phonological output lexicon, phonological set, and articulatory programming, and finally speech.
Also, as a theoretical aspect, the three types of word utterance errors are presented: the imaginability, frequency, and length effects. The theoretical aspects are then exemplified in a case study.
The aim of the research was to identify from a neurocognitive point of view in which domain the disorder is located, and which pattern of word production errors can be identified, in order to intervene specifically in language recovery, proposing an intervention plan.
Among the conclusions, it can be mentioned that although aphasic symptomatology is well known, the approach from the proposed perspective created specific opportunities for recovery.

Keywords: aphasia, pattern errors, aphasia intervention


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Acknowledgement. Lucrarea a fost elaborată în cadrul masteratului de Terapia Limbajului și Audiologie Educațională, Departamentul de Psihopedagogie specială, Universitatea Babeș-Bolyai, Cluj-Napoca, sub coordonarea Conf. Univ. Dr. Bodea-Hațegan Carolina.

Life quality assessment

Evaluarea calităţii vieţii adulţilor cu afazie

Life quality assessment for adults with aphasia

Mirela BUTTA

This article presents the importance of the quality of life assessment in speech and language therapy when working with aphasic persons. The terms aphasia and quality of life are defined and the quality of life assessment in aphasia is presented. Nottingham Health Profile is described and used in order to prove the importance of quality life assessment as objective indicator for speech and language therapy relevance in aphasic persons. A case study of a 42 year old female diagnosed with aphasia is presented using Nottingham Health Profile results before intervention and six months after speech and language intervention. The conclusion reveals the importance of including different objectives related to the quality of life in speech and language therapy.

Key words: aphasia, quality of life, assessment tools, speech and language therapy


Published on line: 15/10/2015


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