Psycholinguistiek en taalstoornissen
  • ISSN 0169-7420
  • E-ISSN: 2213-4883
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A test "Alledaagse Taalvaardigheidstest" (Everyday Language Abilities Test) was developed to measure the communicative abilities of patiens with language disorders. The test is composed of 15 everyday situations. These situations have a strong conven-tional character and a well-defined fixed structure. This was reflected in the very consistent response pattern given by 30 normal subjects used to standardise the test.A scoring system was designed with 2 separate scores; one for at least adequate communicative behaviour and one for conventional verbal behaviour. 17 Broca and 12 Wernicke aphasies were tested. Aphasies achieve a relatively high score for adequate communica-tive behaviour. This is relatively independent of their achievement level on a standard aphasia test. As to their conventional verbal behaviour Broca en Wernicke patients differ significantly from normals but not from each other.The ATT has obvious theoretical relevance. In addition the test can also be used as a diagnostic and therapy evaluative tool.


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