First Advisor

Mary E. Gordon

Date of Publication

1979

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (M.S.) in Speech: Emphasis in Speech Pathology/Audiology

Department

Speech Communication

Language

English

Subjects

Aphasia

DOI

10.15760/etd.2782

Physical Description

1 online resource (56 p.)

Abstract

Concern regarding variables which influence the performance of aphasic adults has been demonstrated in the literature. Marshall et al. (1978) found that one such variable, scheduling of intervention, influenced significantly the test performance of their subjects. They determined that the aphasic subjects performed better in the morning than in the afternoon. The purpose of the present study was to determine if performance of severe aphasic adults on easy and difficult, single-word picture-identification tasks, presented in a clinically reinforcing manner, is differentially affected by morning and afternoon scheduling.

The questions posed in this investigation were: 1) Does morning versus afternoon scheduling significantly affect the number of correct responses of severe aphasic adults on clinically presented tasks? and 2) Does morning versus afternoon scheduling have significantly more effect on the number of correct responses made by severe aphasic adults on easy or difficult clinically presented tasks?

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