Aphasia involves the impairment not only of a specific linguistic ability but also of the ability to symbolise and conceptualise, with all the consequences this implies at intrapsychic and relational levels. This theoretical formulation is not just an operative model aimed solely at the recovery of individual linguistic skills, but an approach to the aphasic patient rather than to aphasia as such. Personal assessment and therapy adopted are thus broken down into various moments: neurological neuromotor, linguistic, psychometric and psychological. The results relating to a group of patients assessed at the beginning and end of the period of rehabilitation considered are reported. Analysis of the data indicates that 70% of patients present homogeneous improvements for all functions examined.
|Translated title of the contribution||Aphasia, language re-education and the aphasic patient: An integrative approach to the problem|
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 1985|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Psychiatry and Mental health