Recovery and Prognosis

  • Ivar Reinvang
Part of the Applied Psycholinguistics and Communication Disorders book series (APCD)


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.


Lesion Volume Recovery Pattern Nonverbal Ability Auditory Comprehension Fluent Aphasic 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ivar Reinvang
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  1. 1.Sunnaas Hospital and Institute of PsychologyUniversity of OsloOsloNorway

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