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Social Validation in Aphasiology: Does Judges’ Knowledge of Aphasia Matter?

Hickey, Ellen M. and Rondeau, Gilbert
Social Validation in Aphasiology: Does Judges’ Knowledge of Aphasia Matter?. In Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2004 : 34th : Park City, UT : May 2004) / : (2004).

Abstract

Social validation procedures can be used to assess clinically significant changes in the
treatment of aphasia. However, differences in judges’ characteristics have been noted to
influence social validation measures. This study examined the possibility of differences
in social validity ratings across judges with differing knowledge of aphasia. Ten
individuals unfamiliar with aphasia, second-year graduate students majoring in speech-
language pathology, and ten Speech-Language Pathologists served as judges. Repeated
measures ANOVA revealed a significant main effect for training, and a significant
interaction effect; main effect for group was not significant. Further results and
implications for treatment outcome research are discussed.

EPrint Type:Clinical Aphasiology Abstract
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:1602
Conference:Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2004 : 34th : Park City, UT : May 2004)
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