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Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: Effects on Naming in Word Retrieval and Discourse

King, Kristin A. and Hough, Monica S. and Walker, Marianna and Rastatter, Michael and Holbert, Don
Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: Effects on Naming in Word Retrieval and Discourse. In Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2004 : 34th : Park City, UT : May 2004) / : (2004).

Abstract

Research has not systematically investigated the existence and nature of word retrieval
deficits in naming and discourse following mild traumatic brain injury. The purpose of
the current study was to investigate the subtle, specific deficit of word retrieval associated
with mild TBI in naming and discourse tasks. The Test of Adolescent/Adult Word
Finding (German, 1990) and the Test of Word Finding in Discourse (German, 1991) were
administered to a group of persons with mild TBI and to normal controls. The mild TBI
group demonstrated a higher overall occurrence of word finding errors during naming
tasks, with decreased overall accuracy. The MTBI participants, as compared to the
control group, also demonstrated a longer average response time for naming tasks. With
discourse, the mild TBI group did not demonstrate a significant difference from the
normal controls.

EPrint Type:Clinical Aphasiology Abstract
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:1614
Conference:Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2004 : 34th : Park City, UT : May 2004)
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