Togher Corpus


Leanne Togher
Communication Sciences and Disorders
The University of Sydney


Participants: 43
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

    The following project-related materials can be downloaded in this folder:

  • info.xlsx: an Excel spreadsheet summary of demographic information about the participants.
  • Tests: a folder with information about the test batteries used in the study.
  • Summary: a folder with a Word file or Excel spreadsheet for each individual with a summary of test scores from the 3-month, 6-month, 9-month, 12-month, and 24-month post-onset visits.
  • Overview: a folder with a Word file checklist for each individual showing which tests and tasks were administered at each visit (3 months, 6 months, 9 months, 12 months, 2 years, and 3 years post-onset) throughout the course of the study.
  • MissingData.docx: a Word file summary of missing data.