Functional Workplace Communication Elicitation for Persons with Traumatic Brain Injury

Meulenbroek, Peter Andrew and Togher, Leanne and Turkstra, Lyn (2013) Functional Workplace Communication Elicitation for Persons with Traumatic Brain Injury. [Clinical Aphasiology Paper]

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Abstract

Background: People with traumatic brain injury have characteristic pragmatic language deficits linked to unstable employment outcomes. Aims: A functional workplace communication elicitation procedure designed to assess expressive pragmatics is described. Methods & Procedures: Twenty participants with TBI,10 stably employed and 10 with unstable employment, recorded voicemail messages. Transcripts were analyzed using exchange structure analysis, codes for politeness and linguistic mazes. Outcomes & Results: Participants with unstable employment histories after TBI produced fewer politeness markers and provided information less efficiently than a stably employed cohort. Conclusions: The voicemail elicitation task differentiates high-level communication skills related to workplace outcomes in TBI.

Item Type: Clinical Aphasiology Paper
Depositing User: OSCP Staff 1
Date Deposited: 29 Aug 2013
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2016 12:54
Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference > Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2013 : 43rd : Tucson, AZ : May 28-June 2, 2013)
URI: http://eprints-prod-05.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/2470

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