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Naming Patterns in Typically Aging Adults

Hough, Monica
Naming Patterns in Typically Aging Adults. In Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2007 : 37th : Scottsdale, AZ : May 22-26, 2007) / : (2007).

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Abstract

The purpose of this investigation was to confirm the presence of three distinct naming patterns identified by Hough (1998) on the Test of Adolescent/Adult Word Finding (TAWF) in a group of fifty non-neurologically-impaired older adults. The use of cluster analysis with k-means procedure confirmed presence of the three profiles: 1) 54% showed naming skills within normal limits; 2) 18% showed normal psychometric performance but selective impairment for picture naming of nouns; and 3) 28% exhibited abnormal standard scores and accuracy across the TAWF. Naming patterns of these groups may represent variances in word retrieval skills that exist among typical adults as they age.

EPrint Type:Clinical Aphasiology Paper
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:1876
Conference:Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2007 : 37th : Scottsdale, AZ : May 22-26, 2007)
Additional Information:USED WITH PERMISSION.