Clinical Implications of Neurocognitive Control Deficits in Bilingual Adults With Aphasia The purpose of the paper is to review the literature on the neurocognitive control in bilingual aphasia and extrapolate research findings into clinical guidelines. Neurocognitive control, as well as bilingualism, are multifaceted phenomena whose complex interaction is disrupted by stroke. Bilingualism is an added factor of complexity to aphasia assessment ... Article
Article  |   November 13, 2017
Clinical Implications of Neurocognitive Control Deficits in Bilingual Adults With Aphasia
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  • Tanya Dash
    Centre de recherche de l'Institut Universitaire de Gériatrie de Montréal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    École d'orthophonie et d'audiologie, Faculté de médecine, Université de Montréal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • Ana Inés Ansaldo
    Centre de recherche de l'Institut Universitaire de Gériatrie de Montréal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    École d'orthophonie et d'audiologie, Faculté de médecine, Université de Montréal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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Cultural & Linguistic Diversity / Language Disorders / Aphasia / Part 3
Article   |   November 13, 2017
Clinical Implications of Neurocognitive Control Deficits in Bilingual Adults With Aphasia
Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, November 2017, Vol. 2, 117-125. doi:10.1044/persp2.SIG2.117
History: Received April 12, 2017 , Revised June 19, 2017 , Accepted September 28, 2017
Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, November 2017, Vol. 2, 117-125. doi:10.1044/persp2.SIG2.117
History: Received April 12, 2017; Revised June 19, 2017; Accepted September 28, 2017

The purpose of the paper is to review the literature on the neurocognitive control in bilingual aphasia and extrapolate research findings into clinical guidelines. Neurocognitive control, as well as bilingualism, are multifaceted phenomena whose complex interaction is disrupted by stroke. Bilingualism is an added factor of complexity to aphasia assessment and rehabilitation. Rehabilitation specialists are more aware of the need to understand language and nonverbal cognitive abilities, for a better treatment outcome (Ansaldo, Saidi, Ruiz, 2010; Green, 2005; Helm-Estabrooks, 2002). Consequently, assessment and management of neurocognitive skills in bilingual aphasia are gradually gaining momentum. Applying principles from language-cognitive control interactions to the rehabilitation of bilingual populations with aphasia appears to be a valuable intervention strategy for this population.

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