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)
Tests of central auditory function were performed variously on 64 patients with hemiplegia who had suffered a single stroke but with minimal or no aphasia symptoms and with essentially normal hearing. Both right and left hemisphere lesions were represented for comparison of effects on the tests. Reports of central auditory dysfunction generally assume(More)