ERIC Number: EJ902882
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-May
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Working Memory in Aphasia: Theory, Measures, and Clinical Implications
Wright, Heather Harris; Shisler, Rebecca J.
American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, v14 n2 p107-118 May 2005
Recently, researchers have suggested that deficits in working memory capacity contribute to language-processing difficulties observed in individuals with aphasia (e.g., I. Caspari, S. Parkinson, L. LaPointe, & R. Katz, 1998; R. A. Downey et al., 2004; N. Friedmann & A. Gvion, 2003; H. H. Wright, M. Newhoff, R. Downey, & S. Austermann, 2003). A theoretical framework of working memory can aid in our understanding of a disrupted system (e.g., after stroke) and how this relates to language comprehension and production. Additionally, understanding the theoretical basis of working memory is important for the measurement and treatment of working memory. The literature indicates that future investigations of measurement and treatment of working memory are warranted in order to determine the role of working memory in language processing.
Descriptors: Comprehension, Investigations, Aphasia, Short Term Memory, Language Processing, Speech Language Pathology
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