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Semantic Assessment Battery for Malay-speaking Dysphasics

Jalil, Sajlia Binte and Tng, Siok Keng and Rickard Liow, Susan
Semantic Assessment Battery for Malay-speaking Dysphasics. In Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2009 : 39th : Keystone, CO : May 26-30, 2009) / : (2009).

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Abstract

There are no formal language assessment tools for the 200m Malay-speakers in SE Asia. To support evidence-based practice with the Malay-speaking dysphasic population, six computerised subtests for both auditory and written input modalities, was developed using the principles of cognitive neuropsychology: Word-to-Picture Matching (WPM), Picture Naming (PN), and Semantic Matching (SM), for Malay nouns and verbs. Normative data (N=63) revealed effects of modality (oral > written) in PN, word class (nouns > verbs), and processing modality (receptive WPM > expressive PN). These conventional effects were particularly marked in the normal elderly (>60 years) probably as a result of limited educational opportunities.

EPrint Type:Clinical Aphasiology Paper
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:2003
Conference:Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2009 : 39th : Keystone, CO : May 26-30, 2009)
Additional Information:USED WITH PERMISSION.