Felicia Hurewitz

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This paper concerns relationships among focus of attention, choice of referring expression, and perceived coherence of utterances within a discourse segment. It presents a framework and initial theory of centering which are intended to model the local component of attentional state. The paper examines interactions between local coherence and choice of(More)
Both computerized and traditional instruction programs dedicated to remediating language for people with autism emphasize single word picture associations or scripted responses to question prompts. We propose that software should focus on the production of fully compositional phrases. Other desirable qualities in language CAIs for autism are discussed and(More)
This paper concerns relationships among focus of attention, choice of referring expression, and perceived coherence of utterances within a discourse segment. It presents a framework and initial theory of centering which are intended to model the local component of attentional state. The paper examines interactions between local coherence and choice of(More)
Neuropsychologists are playing an increasing role in special education. We explain steps that neuropsychologists can take to ethically and effectively approach the "quasi-forensic" role of independent evaluator. Because neuropsychologists may provide reports for treatment, school programming, and legal disputes, it is important that they are familiar with(More)
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