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Identifying transitory processing behaviors of aphasic persons on writing tasks.

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Robert Mayo, Professor (Creator)
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The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: Researchers investigating the writing abilities of adult aphasic: persons have focused their attention primarily on the permanent (hard-print) attributes of the patient's written message; that is, on defects in the mechanics of writing, abnormalities of syntax and semantic context, and spelling errors (Benson, 1979, pp. 121-128; Kertesz, 1979, pp. 211-230; Goodglass & Kaplan, 1981). Similarly, scoring and interpretation systems of most popular aphasia assessment batteries direct the speech-language pathologist to examine the aforementioned features of the aphasic patient's written messages (e.g., Aphasia Language Performance Scales (ALPS), (Keenan & Brassell, 1975); Boston Diagnostic Aphasia Examination (BDAE), (Goodglass & Kaplan, 1972); Communicative Abilities is Daily Living (CADL), (Holland, 1980); Minnesota Test for Differential Diagnosis of Aphasia (MTDDA), (Schuell, 1965); Western Aphasia Battery (WAB), (Kertesz, 1982). With the limited exception of the revised multidimensional scoring system of the Porch Index of Communicative Ability (PICA) (1981), none of these formal aphasia tests direct the examiner to observe and record the transitory processing behaviors employed by aphasic individuals during their efforts to complete a writing task.

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Mayo, R. and Mayo, C. (1984). Identifying transitory processing behaviors of aphasic persons on writing tasks. Journal of the Speech and Hearing Association of Virginia, 25, 52-58.
Language: English
Date: 1984
Keywords
Aphasia, Writing, Transitory, Psychometric testing