AphasiaBank Protocol - English PWAs

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The AphasiaBank English Discourse Protocol includes the following discourse tasks:

  • Free Speech Samples -- Stroke Story and Coping, Important Event
  • Picture Descriptions -- Broken Window, Refused Umbrella, Cat Rescue
  • Story Narrative -- Cinderella
  • Procedural Discourse -- Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich

    The following tests are administered in conjunction with the discourse protocol:

  • Western Aphasia Battery-Revised -- Aphasia Quotient subtests
  • Boston Naming Test, Second Edition, Short Form
  • Northwestern Verb Naming test
  • AphasiaBank Repetition test
  • Complex Ideational Material subtest of the Boston Diagnostic Aphasia Examination
  • Sentence Comprehension Assessment derived from the Philadelphia Comprehension Battery

    Materials in the AphasiaBank Protocol are available from the protocol page .
    Links to spreadsheets with participants' demographic data and test results are also available there.

    In accordance with TalkBank rules, use of data from any of these AphasiaBank corpora must be accompanied by this reference:
    MacWhinney, B., Fromm, D., Forbes, M. & Holland, A. (2011). AphasiaBank: Methods for studying discourse. Aphasiology, 25,1286-1307.

    Additional citations for individual corpora are available from the contributors’ list below.


    Kitty Binek, Kathryn Shelley
    Aphasia Center of West Texas (ACWT)
    Midland, TX

    website
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    Mary Boyle
    Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
    Montclair State University

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    Melinda Corwin
    Stroke Aphasia Recovery Program (STAR)
    Lubbock, TX

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    Roberta Elman
    Aphasia Center of California
    Oakland, CA

    website
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    Julius Fridriksson
    Aphasia Lab of the University of South Carolina
    University of South Carolina

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    Kathryn Garrett
    Private Practice
    Pittsburgh, PA


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    Elizabeth Hoover
    The Aphasia Resource Center
    Boston University, College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College

    http://www.bu.edu/aphasiacenter/
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    Susan Jackson
    Department of Hearing and Speech
    University of Kansas Medical Center



    Daniel Kempler
    Department of Communication Disorders
    Emerson College

    website
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    Fabiane Hirsch Kruse
    Aphasia Center of Tucson
    Tucson, AZ

    website
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    Jacquie Kurland
    Communication Disorders Department
    University of Massachusetts Amherst


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    Brian MacWhinney
    Psychology
    Carnegie Mellon University

    website
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    Denise McCall
    Snyder Center for Aphasia Life Enhancement (SCALE)
    Baltimore, MD

    website
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    Maria Muñoz
    Communicative Disorders Department
    University of Redlands


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    Maura Silverman
    Triangle Aphasia Project
    Durham, NC

    website
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    Gretchen Szabo
    Adler Aphasia Center
    Maywood, NJ

    http://www.adleraphasiacenter.org/
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    Cindy Thompson
    Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
    Northwestern University

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    Janet Whiteside
    Aphasia House
    Orlando, FL

    website
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    Darlene Williamson
    Stroke Combeback Center
    Vienna, VA

    website
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    Linda Wozniak
    InteRACT: Intensive Residential Aphasia Communication Therapy
    Dalhousie University

    website
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    Heather Harris Wright
    Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders
    East Carolina University

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