Authors: Kushner D, Winitz H
Title: Extended comprehension practice applied to an aphasic patient
Source: Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders 1977 42(2): 296-306
Year: 1977
Research Design: Single Case Design

A 47-year-old aphasic patient was given extensive practice in the comprehension of single lexical items. Training was begun one month postonset and was discontinued four months postonset. Production practice was not administered during the treatment period. Comprehension and production improved as measured by a number of language assessment tests. The findings of this case study suggest that comprehension practice results in the improvement of verbal production. Discussion of the comprehension approach as a method of language training is included.

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