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Macarena Martínez-Cuitiño ; Yves Joanette ;Psychology & Neuroscience 2009, 2 2

Autor: Maximiliano A. Wilson

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Psychology & Neuroscience ISSN: 1984-3054 landeira@puc-rio.br Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro Brasil Wilson, Maximiliano A.; Martínez-Cuitiño, Macarena; Joanette, Yves An instrument to quickly and reliably classify aphasic patients symptoms in syndromes based on cognitive assessments Psychology & Neuroscience, vol.
2, núm.
2, julio-diciembre, 2009, pp.
157-162 Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro Rio de Janeiro, Brasil Available in: http:--www.redalyc.org-articulo.oa?id=207014866007 How to cite Complete issue More information about this article Journals homepage in redalyc.org Scientific Information System Network of Scientific Journals from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal Non-profit academic project, developed under the open access initiative Psychology & Neuroscience, 2009, 2, 2, 157 - 162 DOI: 10.3922-j.psns.2009.2.007 PSYCHOLOGY NEUROSCIENCE An instrument to quickly and reliably classify aphasic patients’ symptoms in syndromes based on cognitive assessments Maximiliano A.
Wilson1, Macarena Martínez-Cuitiño2 and Yves Joanette1 1- Institut Universitaire de Gériatrie de Montréal, Quebec, Canada 2- Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina Abstract The classification of aphasic patients’ symptoms into a syndrome is a crucial procedure that favours and simplifies the communication among the clinicians involved in patient treatment and follow-up.
Nevertheless, the aphasic population usually presents a very heterogeneous symptomatology; consequently, classical syndromes do not offer a good basis to plan their rehabilitation relying on their specific language impairments.
Current rehabilitation strategies frequently require the identification of specific cognitive abilities affected.
This is why it is common in clinical practice to assess aphasic patients with a syndromic protocol in order to classify them as well as a cognitive battery to plan their rehabilitation.
The aim of the present article ...





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