An Analysis of Aphasic Naming Errors as an Indicator of Improved Linguistic Processing Following Phonomotor Treatment Purpose The aim of this study was to investigate the influence of phonomotor treatment on the types of errors produced during a confrontation naming task for people with aphasia (PWA). Method Ten PWA received 60 hr of phonomotor treatment across 6 weeks. Confrontation naming abilities were measured before and ... Supplement Article
Supplement Article  |   May 01, 2013
An Analysis of Aphasic Naming Errors as an Indicator of Improved Linguistic Processing Following Phonomotor Treatment
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Diane L. Kendall
    University of Washington, Seattle, WA
    Veterans Affairs Medical Center Puget Sound, Seattle, WA
  • Rebecca Hunting Pompon
    University of Washington, Seattle, WA
  • C. Elizabeth Brookshire
    University of Washington, Seattle, WA
  • Irene Minkina
    University of Washington, Seattle, WA
  • Lauren Bislick
    University of Washington, Seattle, WA
  • Correspondence to Diane L. Kendall: dkendall@uw.edu
  • Editor: Swathi Kiran
    Editor: Swathi Kiran×
  • Associate Editor: Julie Wambaugh
    Associate Editor: Julie Wambaugh×
Article Information
Language Disorders / Aphasia / Speech, Voice & Prosody / Supplement: Select Papers From the 42nd Clinical Aphasiology Conference
Supplement Article   |   May 01, 2013
An Analysis of Aphasic Naming Errors as an Indicator of Improved Linguistic Processing Following Phonomotor Treatment
American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, May 2013, Vol. 22, S240-S249. doi:10.1044/1058-0360(2012/12-0078)
History: Received July 25, 2012 , Accepted October 16, 2012
 
American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, May 2013, Vol. 22, S240-S249. doi:10.1044/1058-0360(2012/12-0078)
History: Received July 25, 2012; Accepted October 16, 2012
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Purpose The aim of this study was to investigate the influence of phonomotor treatment on the types of errors produced during a confrontation naming task for people with aphasia (PWA).

Method Ten PWA received 60 hr of phonomotor treatment across 6 weeks. Confrontation naming abilities were measured before and after treatment, and responses were coded as correct or incorrect. Incorrect responses were coded for error type. Paired t tests comparing pre-, post- and 3 months posttreatment naming accuracy and error type were performed.

Results Group data showed that naming accuracy on trained items improved significantly immediately post treatment, and gains were maintained 3 months later. Naming accuracy on untrained items did not show significant improvement immediately post treatment or 3 months later. Results of error type analysis were not significant. However, a decrease in omission errors and an increase in mixed errors were noted immediately post treatment for naming of untrained items.

Conclusion Results suggest that intensive phonomotor treatment improved lexical-retrieval abilities and may have triggered a shift in linguistic processing, as indicated by a decrease in omission errors on trained items and an increase in mixed errors on untrained items.

Acknowledgment
This study was supported by Veterans Administration RR&D Merit Review Grant C6572R and by National Institutes of Health Research Training Grant T32 DC000033 (Hunting Pompon). The authors wish to thank all participants, and Alexandra Martin, for their contributions to this project.
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