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The Effect of Context on Lipreading in Adults with Aphasia: A Follow-Up Study

Youse, Kathleen M. and Cienkowski, Kathleen M.
The Effect of Context on Lipreading in Adults with Aphasia: A Follow-Up Study. In Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2004 : 34th : Park City, UT : May 2004) / : (2004).

Abstract

The complementary relationship between auditory speech and visual articulation is
utilized in traditional treatment approaches for adults with aphasia. Youse et al. (in press)
reported that the integration of auditory and visual speech information may be impaired
in adults with aphasia for nonsense syllables. The purpose of this study was to determine
whether or not meaningful context has an effect on visual speech perception in adults
with aphasia. Visual speech perception was studied in 4 individuals with aphasia and 10
non-brain injured (NBI) controls. Results demonstrate better perception of meaningful
stimuli (words) versus non- meaningful stimuli (syllables) for both groups. A significant
difference was found between groups for the perception of words. These results suggest
that the benefit from visual articulatory cues improves with context; however, individuals
with aphasia may not utilize visual cues as well as NBI individuals.

EPrint Type:Clinical Aphasiology Abstract
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:1648
Conference:Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2004 : 34th : Park City, UT : May 2004)
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