For example, McNeil and colleagues applied Lexical-Semantic Activation Inhibition Treatment (L-SAIT) to retrieval of verbs, nouns, and adjectives with a participant with anomic aphasia .
As shown in Table 1, the participant presented with moderate, anomic aphasia, as evidenced by performance on the Western Aphasia Battery  and the Porch Index of Communicative Abilities (PICA) .
This symptom is called "anomia" and it should not be confused with the syndrome of anomic aphasia. It is characterized by the use of generic terms (e.g., "The thing with the stuff over there.") in place of substantive words (e.g., "the flower pot").
CR was initially diagnosed with Broca's aphasia and is currently diagnosed with anomic aphasia. CR had been undergoing speech and language therapy for 15 months prior to the time of his current evaluation on a regular basis.