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Does Discourse Comprehension Test performance predict high-level inferencing by adults with right-hemisphsere brain damage?

Tompkins, Connie and Meigh, Kimberly and Scott, April Gibbs and Lederer, Lisa
Does Discourse Comprehension Test performance predict high-level inferencing by adults with right-hemisphsere brain damage?. In Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2008 : 38th : Jackson Hole, WY : May 27 - June 1, 2008) / : (2008).

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Abstract

This study assessed whether right-hemisphere-damaged (RHD) adults’ performance on a nonstandard measure of higher-level inferencing could be predicted by their scores on the Discourse Comprehension Test (DCT, Brookshire & Nicholas, 1993). Neither overall DCT accuracy nor accuracy on DCT questions about implied information predicted performance on the higher-level inferencing task. A number of factors are proposed that might account for this outcome. The predictive power of standardized tests with strong psychometric properties is worth further investigation.

EPrint Type:Clinical Aphasiology Paper
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:1963
Conference:Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2008 : 38th : Jackson Hole, WY : May 27 - June 1, 2008)
Additional Information:USED WITH PERMISSION.