alexa Language Remediation in a Case of Wernicke’s Aphasia Post Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 Viral Encephalitis
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Case Report

Language Remediation in a Case of Wernicke’s Aphasia Post Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 Viral Encephalitis

Betty L McMicken1, Andrew Kunihiro2, Long Wang3* and Kelly Rogers4
1Department of Communicative Disorders, California State University, Long Beach, USA
2Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Arizona, AZ, USA
3Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, California State University, Long Beach, USA
4Saddleback College, USA
Corresponding Author : Long Wang
Department of Family and Consumer Sciences
California State University, Long Beach
1250 Bellflower Blvd, Long Beach, CA
90840, USA
Tel: 562.985.7492
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Received September 25, 2014; Accepted November 16, 2014; Published November 18, 2014
Citation: McMicken BL, Kunihiro A, Wang L, Rogers K (2014) Language Remediation in a Case of Wernicke’s Aphasia Post Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 Viral Encephalitis. J Clin Case Rep 4:441. doi:10.4172/2165-7920.1000441
Copyright: © 2014 McMicken BL, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

Abstract

Objective: This report aims to disseminate a successful language remediation in a case of Wernicke’s aphasia following encephalitis caused by herpes simplex virus type 1. Methods: A female patient was referred two months post onset of Herpes Simplex Encephalitis (HSE) with severe Wernicke’s aphasia, confusion, environmental disorientation, and dependence in activities of daily living. Non-standardized portions of the Porch Index of Communicative Ability (PICA) was administered in speech-language assessment. A treatment program following the Context-Based Therapy was applied on an intensive schedule, with emphasis on the auditory system. PICA’s multidimensional scoring system was used to monitor patient’s progress. Results: Sixteen months post onset of Wernicke’s aphasia, patient was able to perform auditory comprehension/ memory tasks with gestural/ visual augmentation and demonstrate no deficits on a non-standardized PICA, other than occasional delays and self-corrections. Patient became independent and functional in activities of daily living. Conclusion: There is no proven method for rehabilitation of the Wernicke’s aphasia. The successful rehabilitation including language remediation in this case suggests that a treatment program following the Context-Based Therapy may be helpful in rehabilitation of Wernicke’s aphasia caused by HSE when administered on an intensive schedule.

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