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Strategic Design of Protocols to Control and Describe Visual Functioning in Research on Aphasia and Related Disorders

Hallowell, Brooke and Lavin, Patrick and Crawford, Sherry
Strategic Design of Protocols to Control and Describe Visual Functioning in Research on Aphasia and Related Disorders. In Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2004 : 34th : Park City, UT : May 2004) / : (2004).

Abstract

Most experimental and assessment tasks in studies of neurogenic language disorders
require visual info rmation processing. Most patients with such disorders also have one or
more visual deficits. Thus, failure to describe and/or control for visual function may lead
to invalid results and interpretation. Consequences of not controlling for specific aspects
of vision depend on the assessment and experimental tasks presented. Strategic design of
visual screening protocols, corresponding to visual functions tapped by assessment and
experimental tasks, is advocated. Researchers are encouraged to implement and report
specific procedures to address visual acuity, color perception, visual fields, visual
attention, and oculomotor functions.

EPrint Type:Clinical Aphasiology Abstract
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:1598
Conference:Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2004 : 34th : Park City, UT : May 2004)
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