TBIBank English Togher Protocol Corpus

Leanne Togher
Communication Sciences and Disorders
The University of Sydney

Participants: 58
Type of Study: Longitudinal -- Communication Recovery After TBI
Location: Australia
Media type: video and audio
DOI: doi:10.21415/T5R018

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Project Description

This is a longitudinal project investigating communication recovery following severe TBI. Participants were recruited as an inception cohort and followed up over 2 years. Visits occurred at 3 months, 6 months, 9 months, 12 months, and 2 years post-injury.

The Discourse Protocol included the following discourse tasks:

  • Free Speech Samples -- Brain Injury Story and Recovery, Important Event
  • Picture Descriptions -- Broken Window, Refused Umbrella, Cat Rescue
  • Story Narrative -- Cinderella (or other Story)
  • Procedural Discourse -- Cheese and Vegemite sandwich
  • Conversation

    The following assessments were 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
  • Functional Assessment of Verbal Reasoning Skills
  • LaTrobe Communication Questionnaire -- self and other
  • Sydney Psychosocial Reintegration Scale-2 Form A -- self and other
  • Frenchay Dysarthria Assessment-2
  • Apraxia Battery for Adults
  • Neuropsychological tests of attention, information processing speed, memory, and executive function