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Aphasia and Text Writing

Behrns, Ingrid; Ahlsén, Elisabeth and Wengelin, Åsa LU (2010) In International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders 45(2). p.230-243
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Aims: The aim was to characterize written narratives produced by a group of participants with aphasia.



Methods & Procedures: Eight persons aged 28-63 years with aphasia took part in the study. They were compared with a reference group consisting of ten participants aged 21-30 years. All participants were asked to write a personal narrative titled 'I have never been so afraid' and to perform a picture-based story-generation task called the 'Frog Story'. The texts were written on a computer.



Outcome & Results: The group could be divided into participants with low, moderate, and high general performance, respectively. The texts written by the participants... (More)
Abstract in Undetermined

Aims: The aim was to characterize written narratives produced by a group of participants with aphasia.



Methods & Procedures: Eight persons aged 28-63 years with aphasia took part in the study. They were compared with a reference group consisting of ten participants aged 21-30 years. All participants were asked to write a personal narrative titled 'I have never been so afraid' and to perform a picture-based story-generation task called the 'Frog Story'. The texts were written on a computer.



Outcome & Results: The group could be divided into participants with low, moderate, and high general performance, respectively. The texts written by the participants in the group with moderate and high writing performance had comparatively good narrative structure despite indications of difficulties on other linguistic levels.

Conclusions & Implications: Aphasia appeared to influence text writing on different linguistic levels. The impact on overall structure and coherence was in line with earlier findings from the analysis of spoken and written discourse and the implication of this is that the written modality should also be included in language rehabilitation. (Less)
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aphasia, text writing, word-level errors, text structure, coherence
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International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders
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45
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2
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230 - 243
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Taylor & Francis
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1368-2822
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10.3109/13682820902936425
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English
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Aims: The aim was to characterize written narratives produced by a group of participants with aphasia. <br/><br>
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Methods &amp; Procedures: Eight persons aged 28-63 years with aphasia took part in the study. They were compared with a reference group consisting of ten participants aged 21-30 years. All participants were asked to write a personal narrative titled 'I have never been so afraid' and to perform a picture-based story-generation task called the 'Frog Story'. The texts were written on a computer. <br/><br>
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Outcome &amp; Results: The group could be divided into participants with low, moderate, and high general performance, respectively. The texts written by the participants in the group with moderate and high writing performance had comparatively good narrative structure despite indications of difficulties on other linguistic levels. <br/><br>
Conclusions &amp; Implications: Aphasia appeared to influence text writing on different linguistic levels. The impact on overall structure and coherence was in line with earlier findings from the analysis of spoken and written discourse and the implication of this is that the written modality should also be included in language rehabilitation.},
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