Does Discourse Comprehension Test performance predict high-level inferencing by adults with right-hemisphsere brain damage?

Tompkins, Connie and Meigh, Kimberly and Scott, April Gibbs and Lederer, Lisa (2008) Does Discourse Comprehension Test performance predict high-level inferencing by adults with right-hemisphsere brain damage? [Clinical Aphasiology Paper]

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Abstract

This study assessed whether right-hemisphere-damaged (RHD) adults’ performance on a nonstandard measure of higher-level inferencing could be predicted by their scores on the Discourse Comprehension Test (DCT, Brookshire & Nicholas, 1993). Neither overall DCT accuracy nor accuracy on DCT questions about implied information predicted performance on the higher-level inferencing task. A number of factors are proposed that might account for this outcome. The predictive power of standardized tests with strong psychometric properties is worth further investigation.

Item Type: Clinical Aphasiology Paper
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Depositing User: Gabler Vanessa
Date Deposited: 10 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/1963

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