Pantomime recognition in aphasics

R. J. Duffy, J. R. Duffy, K. Leiter Pearson

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A pantomime recognition test was developed to study the extent of impairment of pantomime recognition and the relationship between pantomime recognition and verbal deficits in aphasics. This test requires no verbal instructions to the subject and only a simple pointing response. A description and rationale for the test are presented. This new test and three tests of verbal abilities (Verbal Recognition Test, Naming Test, and the Porch Index of Communicative Ability) were administered to four groups of subjects: aphasics, right hemisphere damaged, subcortically damaged, and normals. Results indicate greater impairment of pantomime recognition ability in aphasics than the other groups of subjects and high correlations between impairment of pantomime recognition and impairment of verbal abilities in aphasics. The findings are consistent with previous clinical reports and experimental data showing that aphasics commonly demonstrate impairment in gesture and pantomime. The authors conclude that aphasia is best understood as a general impairment of symbolic communication that includes nonverbal as well as verbal deficits.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)115-132
Number of pages18
JournalJournal of Speech and Hearing Research
Volume18
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1975
Externally publishedYes

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Aptitude
Nonverbal Communication
ability
Gestures
Aphasia
deficit
speech disorder
Aphasic
Pantomime
Impairment
Group
instruction
communication

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  • Otorhinolaryngology

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Duffy, R. J., Duffy, J. R., & Leiter Pearson, K. (1975). Pantomime recognition in aphasics. Journal of Speech and Hearing Research, 18(1), 115-132.

Pantomime recognition in aphasics. / Duffy, R. J.; Duffy, J. R.; Leiter Pearson, K.

In: Journal of Speech and Hearing Research, Vol. 18, No. 1, 1975, p. 115-132.

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Duffy, RJ, Duffy, JR & Leiter Pearson, K 1975, 'Pantomime recognition in aphasics', Journal of Speech and Hearing Research, vol. 18, no. 1, pp. 115-132.
Duffy RJ, Duffy JR, Leiter Pearson K. Pantomime recognition in aphasics. Journal of Speech and Hearing Research. 1975;18(1):115-132.
Duffy, R. J. ; Duffy, J. R. ; Leiter Pearson, K. / Pantomime recognition in aphasics. In: Journal of Speech and Hearing Research. 1975 ; Vol. 18, No. 1. pp. 115-132.
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