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Reading comprehension by people with chronic aphasia: A comparison of three levels of visuographic contextual support

Dietz, Aimee and Hux, Karen and Beukelman, David and McKelvey, Miechelle
Reading comprehension by people with chronic aphasia: A comparison of three levels of visuographic contextual support. In Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2008 : 38th : Jackson Hole, WY : May 27 - June 1, 2008) / : (2008).

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Abstract

This repeated measures investigation evaluated the impact of three levels of visuographic context—(a) photos of high-context scenes, (b) photos of low-context scenes, and (c) no-context—on the reading comprehension of narratives by people with chronic aphasia. Participants included 10 medically-stable adults with chronic aphasia and concomitant reading comprehension deficits. Analysis of individual accuracy scores revealed a subgroup of participants who appeared to benefit from visuographic context. Analysis also yielded significant differences for response time across the conditions. Findings suggest that contextually-rich visuographic information is supportive to at least some individuals with chronic aphasia when they perform reading comprehension tasks.

EPrint Type:Clinical Aphasiology Paper
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:1917
Conference:Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2008 : 38th : Jackson Hole, WY : May 27 - June 1, 2008)
Additional Information:USED WITH PERMISSION.