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ERIC Number: EJ869181
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-0889-9401
A Behavioral Conceptualization of Aphasia
Baker, Jonathan C.; LeBlanc, Linda A.; Raetz, Paige B.
Analysis of Verbal Behavior, v24 p147-158 2008
Aphasia is an acquired language impairment that affects over 1 million individuals, the majority of whom are over age 65 (Groher, 1989). This disorder has typically been conceptualized within a cognitive neuroscience framework, but a behavioral interpretation of aphasia is also possible. Skinner's (1957) analysis of verbal behavior proposes a framework of verbal operants that can be integrated with the work of Sidman (1971) and Haughton (1980) to describe the language difficulties individuals with aphasia experience. Using this synthesis of models, we propose a new taxonomy of aphasia based on the observed deficit relations. Assessment and treatment implications are also discussed. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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