chapter  12
21 Pages

"Semantic Therapy" in Day -to-Day Clinical Practise: Perspectives on Diognosis and Therapy related to Semantic impairments in Aphasia: Simon Horton and Sally Byng

However, one relatively extensive inventory and classification of various language therapy methods (Methe, Haber, & Paradis, 1993), did not mention "semantic therapy" per se at all, although not surprisingly many of the therapy approaches reviewed entailed at least an element of semantic processing. In another review of treatment for aphasia, Horner and colleagues (1994) looked at the prevalence of explicit model-driven aphasia therapy research in five major journals. Although the authors used a "processing model" as one of their categories, cognitive neuropsychological models are not referred to explicitly, and neither is "semantic therapy," the latter probably falling between the stools of "linguistic model" and "processing model." We will address other possible cultural differences when we come to consider the process of assessment and remediation in more detail.