Portland State University. Department of Speech Communication
Date of Award
Master of Science (M.S.) in Speech and Hearing Sciences
1 online resource (81 p.)
Reading comprehension in old age, Alzheimer's disease
The purpose of this study was to investigate the reading comprehension abilities of those with mild and moderate dementia of the Alzheimer's type (DAT) and compare their performance to that of a sample of non-demented elderly. Thirty-eight male subjects were used, 20 non-demented elderly, nine mild DAT and nine moderate DAT. All were administered level B of the NRST. This test contains questions requiring three levels of inference: literal, translational, and high-level inference.
Graville, Donna Jensen, "Reading comprehension in dementia of the Alzheimer's type : factual versus inferential" (1989). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 3911.