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Cross-language generalization following treatment in bilingual speakers with aphasia: a review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19711235     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The focus of this article is on the potential transfer or generalization of positive effects from a treated to an untreated language in bilingual or multilingual individuals with primary acquired aphasia. Twelve studies are reviewed: All were previously published in English in peer-reviewed journals. Half of these studies failed to account for spontaneous recovery. Results from the remaining case reports and single-subject studies are mixed, with four finding evidence for cross-language generalization under some conditions and two finding that improved language performance was restricted to the treated language. Collective findings are discussed within the broader literature in terms of factors to consider when planning for effective, efficient intervention with bilinguals with aphasia.
Kathryn Kohnert
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review     Date:  2009-08-26
Journal Detail:
Title:  Seminars in speech and language     Volume:  30     ISSN:  1098-9056     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2009 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-08-27     Completed Date:  2009-10-29     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8405117     Medline TA:  Semin Speech Lang     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  174-86     Citation Subset:  IM    
Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Aphasia / therapy*
Generalization (Psychology)*

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