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dc.contributor.authorSuárez-González, A
dc.contributor.authorSavage, SA
dc.contributor.authorCaine, D
dc.date.accessioned2016-11-29T13:16:59Z
dc.date.issued2016-09-28
dc.description.abstractPatients with semantic dementia (SD) can rapidly and successfully re-learn word labels during cognitive intervention. This new learning, however, usually remains rigid and context-dependent. Conceptual enrichment (COEN) training is a therapy approach aimed to produce more flexible and generalisable learning in SD. In this study we compare generalisation and maintenance of learning after COEN with performance achieved using a classical naming therapy (NT). The study recruited a 62-year-old woman with SD. An AB1ACAB2 experimental design was implemented, with naming performance assessed at baseline, post- intervention, 3 and 6 weeks after the end of each treatment phase. Three generalisation tasks were also assessed pre- and post-intervention. Naming post-intervention improved significantly following both therapies, however, words trained using COEN therapy showed a significantly greater degree of generalisation than those trained under NT. In addition, only words trained with COEN continued to show significant improvements compared with baseline performance when assessed 6 weeks after practice ceased. It was concluded that therapies based on conceptual enrichment of the semantic network facilitate relearning of words and enhance generalisation in patients with SD.en_GB
dc.identifier.citationPublished online 28 September 2016en_GB
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/09602011.2016.1234399
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10871/24642
dc.language.isoenen_GB
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen_GB
dc.rights.embargoreasonPublisher policyen_GB
dc.rightsThis is the author accepted manuscript. The final version is available from Taylor & Francis via the DOI in this record.en_GB
dc.subjectSemantic dementiaen_GB
dc.subjectcognitive therapyen_GB
dc.subjectconceptual enrichmenten_GB
dc.subjectgeneralisation of learningen_GB
dc.titleSuccessful short-term re-learning and generalisation of concepts in semantic dementia.en_GB
dc.typeArticleen_GB
dc.identifier.issn0960-2011
exeter.place-of-publicationEnglanden_GB
dc.identifier.eissn1464-0694
dc.identifier.journalNeuropsychological Rehabilitationen_GB
dc.identifier.pmid27677318


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