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Considering Alternatives to Multidimensional Scoring in Language Comprehension
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Odekar, Anshula and Hallowell, Brooke
Considering Alternatives to Multidimensional Scoring in Language Comprehension
Assessment.
In Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2004 : 34th : Park City, UT : May 2004) / : (2004).

Abstract

Multidimensional scoring methods provide valuable information about patients’
communication abilities. However, issues of training demands for reliable scoring,
especially in current service delivery contexts, may preclude common usage. Alternatives
to multidimensional scoring were considered. Differences among results of the Revised
Token Test (McNeil and Prescott, 1978) were considered using four different scoring
methods. Two were multidimensional. The other two incorporated simpler
correct/incorrect scoring. There were statistically significant differences between the
methods for normal adults and for patients with aphasia. These differences were similar
in mild- moderate and severe aphasia. Reasons for differences obtained and directions for
further research are discussed.

EPrint Type:Clinical Aphasiology Abstract
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:1628
Conference:Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2004 : 34th : Park City, UT : May 2004)
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