Semantic feature analysis as a treatment for aphasic dysnomia: A replication

  title={Semantic feature analysis as a treatment for aphasic dysnomia: A replication},
  author={Carl A. Coelho and Regina E. McHugh and Mary Boyle},
  pages={133 - 142}
Semantic Feature Analysis (SFA) is a treatment technique designed to improve lexical retrieval by increasing the level of activation within a semantic network. The purpose of this study was to replicate the Boyle and Coelho (1995) study in which SFA was applied with a mild non-fluent aphasic individual resulting in improved confrontation naming of trained and untrained items but no generalization to connected speech. The present study investigated whether a comparable treatment effect could be… Expand
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