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Variables Predicting the Social Validity of Treatment

Youmans, Scott and Youmans, Gina and Hancock, Adrienne
Variables Predicting the Social Validity of Treatment. In Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2010 : 40th : Isle of Palms, SC : May 23-27, 2010) / : (2010).

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Abstract

The purpose of this investigation was to determine which aspects of a client’s speech corresponded to rater judgments about the quality of her speech. Raters judged speech samples of a woman with apraxia with varying levels of correctness, number of errors, and rate. Judgments were made on the understandability, ease of production, naturalness, and overall quality of speech. Naïve listeners appeared to perceive struggle behaviors as negative, increased speech output (including repetitions and empty speech) as positive, faster speech (closer to a normal speaker’s average word per minute) preferable to slow speech, and more understandable speech as better quality speech.

EPrint Type:Clinical Aphasiology Paper
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:2094
Conference:Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2010 : 40th : Isle of Palms, SC : May 23-27, 2010)
Additional Information:USED WITH PERMISSION.