Year of Award
Master of Science (MS)
College of Education & Allied Health
Communication Disorders and Deaf Education
auditory, comprehension, articulation, decoding, age group, scale
To evaluate their relationship as measures of auditory comprehension, the Shortened Version of the Token Test and the Auditory Decoding subtest of the Sklar Aphasia Scale were administered to 15 aphasic and 15 non-aphasic geriatric subjects. A significant relationship was demonstrated between the two measures for aphasic subjects, but not for non-aphasic geriatric subjects. There was a significant difference found between the performance of aphasic subjects and non-aphasic geriatric subjects, on both the Token Test and on the Auditory Decoding subtest of the Sklar Aphasia Scale. The relationship between age and performance on either measure was not determined to be significant for either aphasic or non-aphasic .geriatric subjects. This research implies that perhaps the Token Test and the Auditory Decoding subtest of the Sklar Aphasia Scale measure two different aspects of auditory comprehension. To obtain a complete evaluation of a subject's auditory comprehension skills, it is suggested that both measures be administered.
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Neff, Nancy, "Measuring Auditory Comprehension in Aphasic and Geriatric Patients: A Comparison of the Token Test and the Sklar Aphasia Scale" (1978). All Theses, Dissertations, and Capstone Projects. 45.
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