Effects of written, auditory and combined modalities on comprehension for people with aphasia

August 1, 2019


  • Kelly Knollman-Porter
  • Sarah E. Wallace
  • Jessica A. Brown
  • Karen Hux
  • Brielle L. Hoagland
  • Darbi R. Ruff

People with aphasia experience reading challenges affecting participation in daily activities. Researchers have found combined auditory and written presentation modalities help people with aphasia comprehend contrived sentences and narratives, but less is known about the effects of combined modalities on functional, expository text comprehension. This study's purpose was to examine comprehension accuracy, reviewing time, and modality preference of people with aphasia when presented with edited newspaper articles in written only, auditory only, and combined written and auditory modalities.

American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 28, doi.org/10.1044/2019_AJSLP-19-0013

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  • Cognitive/Communication Challenges