Prior knowledge in text comprehension in healthy readers and readers with aphasia
Aphasia is an acquired language disorder, following a stroke or traumatic brain injury. Many people with aphasia often show the difficulty in understanding written texts. The current project is investigating how additional information presented with the text influences understanding.
The aim of this project is to provide more insight into how people read and help to develop more suitable reading materials and therapeutic strategies for reading impairments in people with aphasia.
Volunteers must have:
- English as their first language
- no significant vision difficulty
- no history of literacy difficulties - e.g. dyslexia
- no significant cognitive impairment - e.g. dementia
What will I be asked to do?
Participants will be asked to read short texts silently and answer some simple questions about them. In addition, they will also do some brief background assessments. There will be three sessions in total. Each session will take less than one hour.
When & where?
The project will take place at the School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences in the King George VI building, Newcastle University.
Participants can choose the date(s) they would like to take part. The sessions can be completed on the same day or separate days, depending on the participant's preference.
Will I get anything for taking part?
Participants will be reimbursed their travel costs.
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