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Characterizing discourse deficits following penetrating head injury

Coelho, Carl and Lê, Karen and Mozeiko, Jennifer and Tyler, Elizabeth and Krueger, Frank and Grafman, Jordan
Characterizing discourse deficits following penetrating head injury. In Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2012 : 42nd : Lake Tahoe, CA : May 20-25, 2012) / : (2012).

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Abstract

Discourse analyses have demonstrated utility for delineating subtle, non-aphasic communication deficits following diffuse axonal damage secondary to closed head injuries (CHI). The present investigation utilized discourse analyses for individuals with multi-focal cortical, subcortical, and white matter lesions resulting from penetrating head injuries (PHI). Story narratives were analyzed from two groups of participants, 167 survivors of PHIs and 46 non-injured individuals. Three measures distinguished the groups: narrative length, story grammar, and completeness. Results are consistent with previous findings for CHI participants, specifically that macro-structural/organizational measures best characterize discourse deficits following PHI.

EPrint Type:Clinical Aphasiology Paper
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:2401
Conference:Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2012 : 42nd : Lake Tahoe, CA : May 20-25, 2012)