This is the annual published proceedings of the Clinical Aphasiology Conference (CAC) held on Sanibel Island in Florida USA in 2005.
The current Proceedings, like those that have come before, represent current best-thinking by an international community of scientist-clinicians. They cover the spectrum from careful clinical case reports and single subject designs to philosophical think pieces about living with aphasia. As such, this special issue represents a work in progress, work dedicated to improving the lives of individuals who are living and coping with aphasia.
Both theoretical and clinical papers relevant to the provision of clinical services to people with aphasia are included.
A. Holland, Introduction. R. Elman, Evidence-Based Practice: What Evidence is Missing? W. Fassbinder, C.A. Tompkins, Hemispheric Differences in Word Meaning Processing: Alternative Interpretations of Current Evidence. G. DeDe, D. Caplan, Factor Analysis of Aphasic Syntactic Comprehension Disorders. N. Friedmann, A. Gvion, M. Biran, R. Novogrodsky, Do People with Agrammatic Aphasia Understand Verb Movement? N. Martin, M.F. Schwartz, F.P. Kohen, Assesssment of the Ability to Process Semantic and Phonological Aspects of Words in Aphasia: A Multi-Measurement Approach. M.R. McNeil, C.T. Matthews, W.D. Hula, P.J. Doyle, T.R.D. Fossett, Effects of Visual-Manual Tracking under Dual-Task Conditions on Auditory Language Comprehension and Story Retelling in Persons with Aphasia. G. Olness, Genre, Verb, and Coherence in Picture-Elicited Discourse of Adults with Aphasia. J. Gordon, A Quantitative Production Analysis of Picture Description. G. Capilouto, H. Wright, S. Wagovich, Reliability of Main Event Measurement in the Discourse of Individuals with Aphasia. J. Lasker, K. Garrett, Using the Multimodal Communication Screening Test for Persons with Aphasia (MCST-A) to Guide the Selection of Alternative Communication Strategies. K. King, M.SHough, P. Vos, M. Walker, G. Givens, Word Retrieval Following Mild TBI: Implications for Categorical Deficits. A. Hillis, J. Heidler-Gary, M. Newhart, S. Chang, L. Ken, T. Bak, Naming and Comprehension in Primary Progressive Aphasia: The Influence of Grammatical Word Class. A. Raymer, F. Kohen, D. Saffel, Computerized Training for Impairments of Word Comprehension and Retrieval in Aphasia. R. Cameron, J. Wambaugh, S. Wright, C. Nessler, Effects of a Combined Semantic/Phonologic Cueing Treatment on Word Retrieval in Discourse. A. Rodriguez, A. Raymer, L. Gonzalez Rothi, Effects of Gesture+Verbal and Semantic-Phonologic Treatments for Verb Retrieval in Aphasia. R. Bastiaanse, J. Hurkmans, P. Links, The Training of Verb Production in Broca's Aphasia: A Multiple-Baseline Across Behaviors Study. J. Hengst, "That mea::n dog" Linguistic Mischief and Verbal Play as a Communicative Resource in Aphasia. C. Croteau, G. Le Dorze, Overprotection, "Speaking For" and Conversational Participation: A Study of Couples with Aphasia. M. Purdy, A. Koch, Prediction of Strategy Usage by Adults with Aphasia. P. Doyle, C. Matthews, J. Mikolic, W. Hula, M. McNeil, Do Measures of Language Impairment Predict Patient-Reported Communication Difficulty and Distress as Measured by the Burden of Stroke Scale (BOSS)? N. Donovan, J. Rosenbek, T. Ketterson, C. Velozo, Adding Meaning to Measurement: Initial Rasch Analysis of the ASHA FACS Social Communication Subtest. L. Stanczak, G. Waters, D. Caplan, Typicality-Based Learning and Generalization in Aphasia: Two Case Studies of Anomia Treatment.