Reading comprehension by people with chronic aphasia: A comparison of three levels of visuographic contextual support

Dietz, Aimee and Hux, Karen and Beukelman, David and McKelvey, Miechelle (2008) Reading comprehension by people with chronic aphasia: A comparison of three levels of visuographic contextual support. [Clinical Aphasiology Paper]

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Abstract

This repeated measures investigation evaluated the impact of three levels of visuographic context—(a) photos of high-context scenes, (b) photos of low-context scenes, and (c) no-context—on the reading comprehension of narratives by people with chronic aphasia. Participants included 10 medically-stable adults with chronic aphasia and concomitant reading comprehension deficits. Analysis of individual accuracy scores revealed a subgroup of participants who appeared to benefit from visuographic context. Analysis also yielded significant differences for response time across the conditions. Findings suggest that contextually-rich visuographic information is supportive to at least some individuals with chronic aphasia when they perform reading comprehension tasks.

Item Type: Clinical Aphasiology Paper
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Depositing User: Tiffany Brand
Date Deposited: 09 Aug 2010
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2016 12:53
Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference > Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2008 : 38th : Jackson Hole, WY : May 27 - June 1, 2008)
URI: http://eprints-prod-05.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/1917

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