The use of Kana-character anagram task to assist word retrieval : A single-subject study of a patient with conduction aphasia Sumiko Tanaka 1 1Department of Rehabilitation, Tokyo Metropolitan Fuchu Hospital Keyword: 失語症 , 呼称障害 , 仮名文字の語構成訓練 , 認知神経心理学 , 単一事例研究デザイン , aphasia , naming disorder , Kana-character anagram task , cognitive neuropsychology , single-subject design pp.57-65
Published Date 2006/7/15
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.6001100074
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 A treatment approach for an aphasic patient with a severe naming disorder is presented. The patient was a 63-year-old right-handed male, suffering from conduction aphasia. In the treatment approach, the "Kana-character anagram task", the patient selected several separate kana-character cards, assembled them into a word, and then read it aloud. He was also treated with another approach which involved picture and kana-word matching and oral reading. The effects of these two approaches were compared by using an alternating treatments design. The results showed that the "Kana-character anagram task" was significantly effective, but that the "Picture and kana-word matching task" was ineffective. When the patient's performance was analyzed according to a cognitive neuropsychological model of lexical processing, his naming disorder was likely to have resulted from dysfunction of two processes involved in naming, the speech output lexicon and the phoneme level. The "Kana-character anagram task" presumably activated these underlying dysfunctional processes, and hence was effective in improving his naming ability.

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