Chapter 15

Neurocognitive Disorders

Set D

Errorless Learning

A training procedure used in training individuals with amnesia where people are prevented - as far as possible - from making any errors while learning a new skill or new information.

Fluent Aphasia

The production of incoherent, jumbled speech.

Executive Functions

Cognitive skills that involve problem-solving, planning and engaging in goal-directed behaviour.

Goal Management Training (GMT)

A procedure that involves training in problem solving to help evaluate a current problem, followed by specification of the relevant goals, and partitioning of the problem-solving process into sub-goals or steps.

Group Communication Treatment

A form of treatment used in the production and comprehension of speech, focusing on increasing initiation of conversation and exchanging information using whatever communication means possible.

Dementia

The development of multiple cognitive deficits that include memory impairment and at least one other specific deficit.

Frontotemporal Neurocognitive Disorder

Associated with a loss of neurones from the frontal and temporal regions of the brain that lead to progressive development of behavioural and personality changes and language impairment.

Gestural Training

A form of rehabilitation training for limb apraxia in which the client is taught to recognize gestures and postures that are appropriate and in context.