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12 Cards in this Set

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Neurological variables important for outcomes
1. medical (PMH)
2. neurological (type of lesion)
3. medications
anagraphical factors:
heath status
Assuming that language processes affect aphasia
-metacognitive processes
Disconnection theory of recovery
occurs by re-establishment of connections between undamaged lang. areas
Mechanism of recovery
vicarious functioning- remapping of functions to new areas
functional of functional compensation
"redundancy recovery"
activation of spared parts of a partially damaged distributed system
Recovery theory
depends on activivation of homologous structures in the R hemisphere
Neuronal mechanism of recovery
regenerative and collateral sprouting refers to changes in connections between neurons from intact cells to denervated regions
self initiation is:
essential for independance
judge by actions
goals as clinican
-identify and close the gap between current comm status of patient and the functional demands of their lives
Process Approach
focus on spared abilities to treat compensate impaired abilities
Impaired vs. spared abilites:
1. produces no vs little propositional speech
2. work within vs outside modality of speech