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Reliability of Online Scoring of First Mentions in the Edmonton Narrative Normative InstrumentDownload
When a story is told, referring expressions are used to introduce referents (characters and objects). This must be done so that the listener clearly understands that the character or object is new to the story (Schneider & Hayward, 2010). The ability to use referents correctly, according to the...
Behavioural Assessment of Language Processing using the Dual Route Model and Independence EquationsDownload
The independence equations employed by Castles et al. (2006) and McDougall et al. (2005), have been used to provide evidence for a dual route model of reading. However, such reports have been limited to basic naming tasks. To test the robustness of previous claims, we examined the utility of...
Some individuals with acquired reading impairments (alexia) can read words in sentence contexts easier than in list format. It has been proposed that this may be due to relatively intact sentence production processes (Mitchum et al., 2005). In this project, we investigated this hypothesis in five...
Rapid automatized naming (RAN) tasks have been used to investigate underlying reading skills, understand reading impairment, and evaluate how to improve literacy instruction for typical and atypical readers. The two main areas of study have focused on the phonological and orthographic knowledge...
Investigating Lesion Size and Neuroimaging Methods with Magnetic Resonance Imaging in People With AphasiaDownload
The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of lesion size on performance on various cognitive and linguistic tasks in three individuals with left-hemisphere stroke. Findings from previous research studies have indicated mixed results, with some studies arguing that the location of the...
This study examined the structural integrity of white matter tracts related to reading in twelve Chinese-English adult bilinguals. Participants read aloud three lists of words varying in their proportions of regular (REG) and exception (EXC) words as quickly and accurately as possible. Using...
A review of the lifetime trajectories of cortical development and how they may differ in people who stutterDownload
This paper is directed towards an audience who is less familiar with cortical development across the lifespan. We summarized brain imaging research that has examined cortical growth in the typical population and highlighted this growth as it relates to the speech relevant regions of the brain. ...
Neurophysiological mechanisms of reading in alexia: Development of stimuli to examine semantic integration using the N400 responseDownload
In order for speech-language pathologists to improve therapy for acquired reading impairments, it is necessary to gain a better understanding of how sentences are processed during reading. Neural mechanisms underlying reading processes can be examined by using event-related potentials (ERPs)....
Anticipation during language processing: Investigating the use of sentence context during reading in young adultsDownload
The N400 is an event-related potential (ERP) component that has been suggested to be associated with the processing of semantic information. Specifically, researchers have found that the N400 effect is prominent when words are incongruent in a given sentence context. Furthermore, the size of the...
The IKEA effect refers to when an individual contributes to the construction of an item, and the perceived value of the item increases. We were interested in determining how increasing the involvement of the user in the construction of hearing aid settings may impact their perceived value of the...