The Impact of Contextualization and Personal Relevance on Communicative Performance by People with Severe Aphasia

McKelvey, Miechelle and Hux, Karen and Beukelman, David and Deitz, Aimee (2008) The Impact of Contextualization and Personal Relevance on Communicative Performance by People with Severe Aphasia. [Clinical Aphasiology Paper]

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Abstract

The purpose of this research is to determine how best to represent information in AAC systems for people with moderate/severe/profound chronic aphasia. The researcher hypothesized that people with moderate/severe/profound chronic aphasia will use AAC systems more efficiently and effectively when information is represented through personally-relevant highly contextualized pictures rather than iconic symbols or non-personally relevant contextualized pictures. Data was collected from eight participants with moderate/severe/profound chronic aphasia. Results from eight participants indicated, that people with moderate/severe/profound chronic aphasia prefer and identify personally relevant highly contextualized pictures with greater accuracy than iconic symbols or non-personally relevant contextualized pictures.

Item Type: Clinical Aphasiology Paper
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Depositing User: Gabler Vanessa
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/1945

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