Procedia-Social and Behavioral Sciences
Aphasia -- Case studies, Linguistics -- Research -- United States
The goal of this study is to determine if the length of a language sample elicited from a person with aphasia (PWA) is of consequence when making inferences about the patient's functional language ability. When conducting a language sample analysis, a sample representing a snapshot in time is used to make inferences about an individual's language capacity in general. However, current findings are inconclusive regarding the ideal length of the language sample necessary to draw valid conclusions about patients (e.g. Heilman, Nockerts, & Miller, 2010).
Fergadiotis, G., & Wright, H. H. (2013). Effects of Truncation on Language Sample Analysis in Aphasia. Procedia-Social and Behavioral Sciences, 94, 228-229.