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Toward a Measure of Working Memory in Aphasia

Downey, Ryan A. and Wright, Heather Harris and Schwartz, Richard G. and Newhoff, Marilyn and Love, Tracy and Shapiro, Lewis P.
Toward a Measure of Working Memory in Aphasia. In Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2004 : 34th : Park City, UT : May 2004) / : (2004).

Abstract

The purpose of this investigation was to measure working memory (WM) capacity in adults with aphasia using tasks designed specifically for use with these individuals. Participants included aphasic adults who varied in severity of impairment and aphasia type. Tasks included a span task and N-back task. The span task was presented in two modalities (auditory, visual), and participants responded in two modalitie s (verbal, pointing). The N-back task measured active WM maintenance and was presented in auditory and visual modalities. Results indicated no effect of response modality, suggesting these WM tasks may be appropriate for both fluent and nonfluent aphasic individuals.

EPrint Type:Clinical Aphasiology Abstract
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:1540
Conference:Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2004 : 34th : Park City, UT : May 2004)
Additional Information:ABSTRACT ONLY. No full text available.