Magda Bergman

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A new procedural version of the Willeford competing sentences test (Willeford. Audiol Hear Educ 1976;2:12-20) is introduced here for use with brain damaged patients. The threshold-of-interference test seeks the minimal level of the competing sentences at which the patient can no longer repeat the message at the test ear. Findings are reported for normal(More)
Two theories have been advanced to explain the underlying process of writing acquisition. The first sees a global registration of whole words in a pictorial (graphic) form; the second is based on an analysis synthesis process of each word into its sound (phonemes), and the translation of each phoneme into its graphic form (grapheme). This paper, derived(More)
In a study of hemispheric dominance for the perception of speech the performance of 28 young children with congenital or infantile hemiplegia was compared with that of their normal peers and recently brain damage nonaphasic adults. Our results confirm Goodglass's findings that in children with early left hemisphere damage the transfer of dominance for(More)
Two groups of brain damaged adults, those with cerebrocranial injury (CCI) and victims of cerebrovascular accident (CVA) were tested with the competing sentences test of Willeford (In: Central Auditory Dysfunction. New York: Grune and Stratton, 1977: Chap 2). The main purpose was the exposure of functional disorders of communication in such patients who(More)
The term fluency in aphasia is ambiguous. It can relate to the rate of speech--normal vs. laborious or the ability to retrieve words. In this report, to avoid confusion we refer to fluency in a word retrieval task. Different authors have ascribed defective performance on these tasks to Frontal Lobe Syndrome or Aphasia. Our patient material adds dementia as(More)
Pre and one year postoperative bone conduction (b.c.) thresholds were compared for 50 ears of 48 patients, ranging in age from 14 to 42 years, in whom successful tympanic grafts resulted in at least an average improvement of 10 db for 500 to 4000 Hz. While pre and postoperative data are included for all ears and test frequencies, significant BC improvement(More)