Portland State University Department of Speech Communication
Mary E. Gordon
Date of Award
Master of Science (M.S.) in Speech: Emphasis in Speech Pathology/Audiology
1 online resource (56 p.)
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?
Fisher, Judith Ann, "The effects of morning and afternoon scheduling on the clinical performance of severe aphasic adults" (1979). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 2787.