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Performance Deviations in the Connected Speech of Non-Brain-Damaged and Aphasic Adults

Nicholas, Linda E. and Brookshire, Robert H.
Performance Deviations in the Connected Speech of Non-Brain-Damaged and Aphasic Adults. American Journal of Speech Language Pathology, 4(4), November, 1995, pages 118-123.

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Abstract

A rule-based system was used to score performance deviations in the connected speech of non-brain-damaged adults, 10 adults with fluent aphasia, and 10 with nonfluent aphasia. Performance deviations were productions that did not qualify as words or as correct information units (Nicholas & Brookshire, 1993). They were assigned to nine categories. Speech samples from both aphasic groups contained significantly greater percentages of inaccurate words, false starts, and part-words or unintelligible productions than those of the non-brain-damaged group. Speech samples from the nonfluent aphasic group also contained significantly greater percentages of the word "and" and nonword fillers than those of the non-brain-damaged group. Individual aphasic subject's performance generally was consistent with that of their group.

EPrint Type:Journal (Paginated)
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:287
Conference:Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (1995 : 25th : Sunriver, OR : June 1995)
Publisher:American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Publication:American Journal of Speech Language Pathology
Volume:4
Number:4
Pages:118-123
Publication Location:Rockville, Md.
ISSN:1058-0360
Additional Information:Copyright by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Used with permission.