Performing Cookie Theft Picture Content Analyses to Delineate Cognitive-Communication Impairments.

Performing Cookie Theft Picture Content Analyses to Delineate Cognitive-Communication Impairments.

Cognitive-communication impairments associated with acquired brain injury (ABI) are often identifiable through performance of discourse analyses. Determining appropriate elicitation procedures and having sufficient time to learn procedures, transcribe samples, and perform analyses are factors limiting clinicians’ use of discourse analyses for this purpose, however. The intent of this study was to determine whether a simple […]

Information Units Produced by Persons with Mild Alzheimer's Disease During a Picture Description Task.

Information Units Produced by Persons with Mild Alzheimer’s Disease During a Picture Description Task.

This study examined the narrative discourse abilities of adults with mild. Alzheimer’s disease (AD) (n = 8) versus age-matched normal elderly control subjects (n = 21). A timed description of the Cookie Theft picture from the Boston Diagnostic Aphasia Examination-3 (Goodglass, Kaplan, & Barresi, 2001) was used to elicit the narrative discourse. The focus of […]