- Associate Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine
- Institute Scientist, Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute
Language & Learning Laboratory
Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute
50 Township Line Road, Elkins Park, PA 19027
Middleton, E. L., Duquette, K. D., Rawson, K., & Mirman, D. (2022). An examination of retrieval practice and production training in the treatment of lexical-semantic comprehension deficits in aphasia. Neuropsychology, 36(8), 730-752. PMID: 36048069.
This work was an original examination of the role of retrieval practice in enhancing the treatment of lexical-semantic disorders in aphasia.
Middleton, E. L., Schwartz, M. F., Dell, G. S., & Brecher, A. (2022). Learning from errors: Exploration of the monitoring learning effect. Cognition, 224, 105057. PMC9086111.
This work advanced a mechanistic understanding of how learning from spontaneous naming error monitoring occurs in people with aphasia.
Schuchard, J., Rawson, K. A., & Middleton, E. L. (2020). Effects of distributed practice and criterion level on word retrieval in aphasia. Cognition, 198, 104216. PMC7197013.
By manipulating the amount and timing of retrieval practice naming treatment across multiple sessions, this work examined how naming treatment for aphasia can be made more efficient by leveraging distributed practice principles.
Middleton, E. L., Schwartz, M. F., Rawson, K. A., Traut, H., & Verkuilen, J. (2016). Towards a theory of learning for naming rehabilitation: Retrieval practice and spacing effects. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 59, 1111-1122. PMC5345556.
This work demonstrated proof of concept that training involving retrieval practice (versus errorless learning) and spaced (versus massed) practice persistently impact lexical access ability in people with aphasia.
Middleton, E. L., & Schwartz, M. F. (2012). Errorless learning in cognitive rehabilitation: A critical review. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, 22(2), 138-168. PMC3381647.
This work critically reviewed evidence for the effects of retrieval practice and spacing learning factors on treatment efficacy in aphasia, and it outlined a program for future research examining how to leverage learning principles to improve aphasia rehabilitation.
- Variation in how cognitive control modulates sentence processing
- Errorless, Errorful, and Retrieval Practice for Naming Treatment in Aphasia: A Scoping Review of Learning Mechanisms and Treatment Ingredients
- An Examination of Retrieval Practice and Production Training in the Treatment of Lexical–Semantic Comprehension Deficits in Aphasia
- Learning from errors: Exploration of the monitoring learning effect
- Effortful retrieval practice effects in lexical access: a role for semantic competition
- Treating limb apraxia via action semantics: a preliminary study
- Effects of distributed practice and criterion level on word retrieval in aphasia
- A Review of the Application of Distributed Practice Principles to Naming Treatment in Aphasia
- Retrieval practice and spacing effects in multi-session treatment of naming impairment in aphasia
- Reversal shift in phonotactic learning during language production: Evidence for incremental learning
- Words fail: Lesion-symptom mapping of errors of omission in post-stroke aphasia
- Semantic interference in speech error production in a randomised continuous naming task: evidence from aphasia
- Word repetition and retrieval practice effects in aphasia: Evidence for use-dependent learning in lexical access
- The roles of retrieval practice versus errorless learning in strengthening lexical access in aphasia
- Agreement with conjoined NPs reflects language experience
- The timing of spontaneous detection and repair of naming errors in aphasia
- Towards a theory of learning for naming rehabilitation: Retrieval practice and spacing effects
- Does naming accuracy improve through self-monitoring of errors?
- Test-enhanced learning versus errorless learning in aphasia rehabilitation: Testing competing psychological principles
- Word retrieval impairment in adult Aphasia