Aphasia Therapy: A New Look The paper presents some personal clinical observations on aphasia and aphasia therapy. It discusses the relative merits of direct language-centered therapy and a more indirect context-centered therapy. It presents a viewpoint on when therapy should be undertaken and by whom. It elaborates some new concepts about aphasia as a thought-process ... Forum
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Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, May 1972, Vol. 37, 203-214. doi:10.1044/jshd.3702.203
 
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, May 1972, Vol. 37, 203-214. doi:10.1044/jshd.3702.203

The paper presents some personal clinical observations on aphasia and aphasia therapy. It discusses the relative merits of direct language-centered therapy and a more indirect context-centered therapy. It presents a viewpoint on when therapy should be undertaken and by whom. It elaborates some new concepts about aphasia as a thought-process defect rather than a linguistic disturbance. It introduces the idea that the word-finding problem in aphasia is related to involuntary inhibition or what has been called “the shutter principle.” It presents some guidelines for considering when therapy should be discontinued.

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