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Three Methods of Quantifying the Quality of Communication in Aphasia

Off, Catherine and Rogers, Margaret and Alarcon, Nancy
Three Methods of Quantifying the Quality of Communication in Aphasia. In Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2006 : 36th : Ghent, Belgium : May 29-June 2, 2006) / : (2006).

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Abstract

Conversations among 12 dyads, in which one of the individuals had aphasia, were investigated to develop reliable and valid methods capable of quantifying the quality of communication in aphasia. This paper reports the findings of three methods: (1) a ratio of facilitatory/non-facilitatory conversational behaviors exhibited by the unimpaired conversational partner; (2) a comparison of 20 speech pathologists’ and 20 naïve viewers’ perceptual ratings of the overall quality of the conversation, supportiveness of the unimpaired partner, effectiveness of the individual with aphasia, and a rank ordering of the dyads from “best” to “worst”; and (3) an analysis of conversational symmetry.

EPrint Type:Clinical Aphasiology Paper
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:1747
Conference:Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2006 : 36th : Ghent, Belgium : May 29-June 2, 2006)
Additional Information:USED WITH PERMISSION.