AphasiaBank Protocol -- English Controls

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The AphasiaBank English Control 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.


    Mary Boyle
    Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
    Montclair State University


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    Gilson Capilouto
    Communication Science and Disorders
    University of Kentucky


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    Daniel Kempler
    Department of Communication Disorders
    Emerson College

    http://word.emerson.edu/daniel_kempler/
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    Jessica Richardson
    Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences
    University of New Mexico


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

    http://blog.ecu.edu/sites/aaldlab/
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