Title

A comparison of naming errors in individuals with mild naming impairment following post-stroke aphasia, Alzheimer’s dementia, and traumatic brain injury

Document Type

Article

Publication Title

Aphasiology

ISSN

0268-7038

Volume

11

Issue

11

DOI

10.1080/02687039708249426

First Page

1043

Last Page

1056

Publication Date

1-1-1997

Abstract

In comparing individuals with stroke, AD, and TBI, who shared mild to moderate naming impairment, subtle differences in naming errors were found. The stroke group had a higher frequency of partial responses and derivational errors, the AD group had a higher frequency of irrelevant description errors, and both the AD and TBI groups had a higher frequency of visula misperceptions. Across groups, milder naming impairment was associated with a higher proportion of semantic errors, and more severe naming impairment was associated with errors that were not semantic in nature. The results were most consistent with semantic boundary erosion.