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Factors Underlying Sentence Comprehension in Older Adults and Patients with Aphasia

DeDe, Gayle and Caplan, David and Waters, Gloria and Michaud, Jennifer and Reddy, Amanda
Factors Underlying Sentence Comprehension in Older Adults and Patients with Aphasia. In Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2005 : 35th : Sanibel Island, FL : May 31-June 4, 2005) / : (2005).

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Abstract

This study examined the factors that determine performance on measures of sentence comprehension. The participants were 42 people with aphasia and 25 non-brain damaged controls. There were two measures of performance: accuracy data from each of 5 tasks (Object Manipulation and two versions each of sentence picture matching and grammaticality judgment) and reaction time data from 4 of the tasks (all but object manipulation). The results showed that a single factor accounted for most of the variance in the data. This result was observed both for accuracy and reaction time data, and in both groups of participants.

EPrint Type:Clinical Aphasiology Paper
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:1594
Conference:Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2005 : 35th : Sanibel Island, FL : May 31-June 4, 2005)
Additional Information:USED WITH PERMISSION.