Year of Award

1978

Document Type

Thesis

College

College of Education and Allied Health

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Communication Disorders and Deaf Education

First Advisor

Claudia Ciano

Abstract

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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