Orthographic Cueing & Word Retrieval

Clinical Question

How and in what circumstances does orthographic cueing improve spoken word retrieval in aphasia?

Critically Appraised Topic

The use of orthography to facilitate retrieval of phonological form is most beneficial when written naming is less impaired than spoken naming in people with aphasia. Using orthographic cues in therapy can lead to lasting improvements in naming treated items PDF Format

Critically Appraised Papers

Basso A, Marangolo P, Piras F, Galluzzi (2001). Acquisition of New “Words” in Normal Subjects: A Suggestion for the Treatment of Anomia Brain and Language. 77, 45-59

Best W, Howard D, Bruce C, Gatehouse C. (1997) Cueing the Words: A Single Case Study of Treatments for Anomia. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation 7 (2) 105-141

Best, W; Herbert, R; Hickin J; Howard D & Osborne F (2001): Phonological and Orthographic Approaches to the Treatment of Word Retrieval in Aphasia: Immediate and Delayed Effects. Aphasiology 16(1&2) January, pp 151-168

Lorenz, A & Nickels, L (2007). Orthographic Cueing in Anomic Aphasia: How does it work? Aphasiology. 21 (6/7/8) 670-686.

Nickels, Lyndsey, (1992), The Autocue? Self-generated Phonemic Cues in the Treatment of a Disorder of Reading and Naming. Cognitive Neuropsychology, 9 (2) 155-182

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