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Narrative after traumatic brain injury: A comparison of monologic and jointly-produced discourse

Jorgensen, Mikaela and Togher, Leanne
Narrative after traumatic brain injury: A comparison of monologic and jointly-produced discourse. In Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2008 : 38th : Jackson Hole, WY : May 27 - June 1, 2008) / : (2008).

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Abstract

This paper investigates the effects of a familiar communication partner on the production of narrative after traumatic brain injury (TBI). Ten participants with TBI and ten matched control participants independently retold a story from a picture sequence and then retold a video segment with a friend. The resulting discourse was analysed for productivity, cohesion, story grammar, informational content and exchange structure. The natural scaffolding provided by friends of participants with TBI facilitated competent participation in and production of narrative. The use of everyday communication partners in rehabilitation and the use of jointly-produced narrative as an additional assessment tool are discussed.

EPrint Type:Clinical Aphasiology Paper
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:1935
Conference:Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2008 : 38th : Jackson Hole, WY : May 27 - June 1, 2008)
Additional Information:USED WITH PERMISSION.