About the methods of lexical and semantic efficiency in demen- tia – from the viewpoint of speech therapist


  • Justyna Antczak-Kujawin University of Lodz




speech therapy, dementia, lexical-semantic skill


Speech disorders, especially the lexical and semantic efficiencies, are the inseparable component of dementia clinical view. The test of lexical and semantic efficiency constitutes the crucial aspect of speech therapy diagnosis in dementia. The reliable assessment of language efficiencies enables to obtain the information concerning the mental condition of older people, which conditions significantly the effective programming of speech therapy of patient suffering from the disorder of cognition in dementia. The lexical resource diagnosis is included in the scope of specialists' interests in many branches, i.a. educationalists, psychologists, and speech therapists. Therefore this problem is considered from different perspectives. The article aims at the brief characteristics of selected methods of lexical testing and the assessment of usefulness in speech therapy diagnosis of lexicographical tests in dementia, being widely applied in Poland and the world. The dissertation's principal part is dedicated to describing the authorial test structure to measure the lexical and semantic efficiency in people who have dementia, which enables the speech therapy assessment of language behaviors in people with dementia.


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