Tangential, egocentric, verbose language: Is it right hemisphere brain damage or normal aging?

Lehman Blake, Margaret (2005) Tangential, egocentric, verbose language: Is it right hemisphere brain damage or normal aging? [Clinical Aphasiology Paper]

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Abstract

Discourse produced by both adults with right hemisphere brain damage (RHD) and healthy older adults (HOAs) has been described as tangential, overpersonalized, disorganized and inefficient. Twenty experienced speech-language pathologists rated discourse productions on the basis of tangentiality, egocentrism, and quantity (verbosity vs. paucity of speech). Raters correctly classified participants into groups (RHD vs. HOA) with 73% accuracy. Discourse from adults with RHD was rated as more tangential and egocentric than that from HOAs. Raters’ certainty of their classifications was not related to accuracy, but was related to their reported familiarity with RHD communication disorders.

Item Type: Clinical Aphasiology Paper
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Depositing User: Rebecca Rothman
Date Deposited: 09 May 2005
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2016 12:53
Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference > Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2005 : 35th : Sanibel Island, FL : May 31-June 4, 2005)
URI: http://eprints-prod-05.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/1592

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