The Aphasiology Archive
University Library System, University of Pittsburgh
    

Relationships between Working Memory Capacity and Listening and Reading Sentence Comprehension in Normal Elderly Individuals and Persons with Aphasia

Sung, Jee Eun and Dickey, Michael and McNeil, Malcolm and Hula, William and Pratt, Sheila and Ventura, MaryBeth and Szuminsky, Neil and Kim, Aelee and Fossett, Tepanta and Doyle, Patrick and Musson, Nan
Relationships between Working Memory Capacity and Listening and Reading Sentence Comprehension in Normal Elderly Individuals and Persons with Aphasia. In Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2008 : 38th : Jackson Hole, WY : May 27 - June 1, 2008) / : (2008).

Full text available as:
PDF - Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader or other PDF viewer.

Abstract

The purposes of the study are to investigate whether working memory (WM) capacity significantly predicts performance on auditory and reading comprehension tasks for aphasic individuals, and to examine whether WM-group differences between low and high WM groups emerge in demanding comprehension tasks. The results revealed that WM capacity significantly predicted performance on an auditory comprehension task and on a reading comprehension task presented with a self-paced moving window method. WM group effects emerged especially under the subtests with more linguistic elements and these findings are consistent with the WM capacity model (Just & Carpenter, 1992).

EPrint Type:Clinical Aphasiology Paper
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:1962
Conference:Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2008 : 38th : Jackson Hole, WY : May 27 - June 1, 2008)
Additional Information:USED WITH PERMISSION.