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Tangential, egocentric, verbose language: Is it right hemisphere brain damage or normal aging?

Lehman Blake, Margaret
Tangential, egocentric, verbose language: Is it right hemisphere brain damage or normal aging?. In Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2005 : 35th : Sanibel Island, FL : May 31-June 4, 2005) / : (2005).

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Abstract

Discourse produced by both adults with right hemisphere brain damage (RHD) and healthy older adults (HOAs) has been described as tangential, overpersonalized, disorganized and inefficient. Twenty experienced speech-language pathologists rated discourse productions on the basis of tangentiality, egocentrism, and quantity (verbosity vs. paucity of speech). Raters correctly classified participants into groups (RHD vs. HOA) with 73% accuracy. Discourse from adults with RHD was rated as more tangential and egocentric than that from HOAs. Raters’ certainty of their classifications was not related to accuracy, but was related to their reported familiarity with RHD communication disorders.

EPrint Type:Clinical Aphasiology Paper
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:1592
Conference:Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2005 : 35th : Sanibel Island, FL : May 31-June 4, 2005)
Additional Information:USED WITH PERMISSION.