Recovery and Prognosis
As argued by Sarno (1976), knowledge of the natural process of recovery is an important prerequisite for judging the efficacy of therapeutic efforts. In Chapter 1, it was also suggested that such knowledge has theoretical importance because, by comparing the immediate and longterm adjustment of the brain to a structural injury, the mechanism of localization of function in the brain (systemic or nonsystemic) may be assessed. The tendency to ignore change because it introduces noise into a system for predicting the locus of the lesion from aphasia type is unfortunate.
KeywordsLesion Volume Recovery Pattern Nonverbal Ability Auditory Comprehension Fluent Aphasic
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