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Attentional Deficits and Conversational Discourse in Closed-Head Injury

Youse, Kathleen and Coelho, Carl
Attentional Deficits and Conversational Discourse in Closed-Head Injury. In Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2005 : 35th : Sanibel Island, FL : May 31-June 4, 2005) / : (2005).

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Abstract

Effective communication skills require the integrity of a number of cognitive abilities that are frequently disrupted following closed-head injury (CHI). This study investigated whether improvements in a specific cognitive ability, attention, would facilitate conversational discourse for individuals with CHI. A single subject multiple treatments comparison design was employed. Two individuals with CHI participated in two treatments, attention based and social skills based. Treatment effect sizes suggested that the two treatments were active; however, performances of both participants were variable throughout the study reducing the magnitude of change observed. Implications for clinical practice and future research are discussed.

EPrint Type:Clinical Aphasiology Paper
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:1587
Conference:Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2005 : 35th : Sanibel Island, FL : May 31-June 4, 2005)
Additional Information:USED WITH PERMISSION.