Effects of training multiple form classes on acquisition, generalization and maintenance of word retrieval in a single subject

Malcolm R. Mcneil, Patrick J. Doyle, Kristie Spencer, Amy Jackson Goda, Diane Flores, Steven L. Small

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A study by McNeil et al. reported no generalization effects in two individuals with aphasia following application of a word finding treatment in which subjects were trained sequentially on lexical items arranged by form class. The present investigation examined, in one of the two subjects from the original study, whether training on lexical items from a variety of form classes concurrently would result in greater response generalization than was observed previously in this subject. Results replicated earlier findings with positive acquisition and maintenance effects and little evidence of generalization to untrained items within or across form classes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)575-585
Number of pages11
Issue number7-8
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1998
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Language and Linguistics
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Linguistics and Language
  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • LPN and LVN

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