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Lexical diversity in Parkinson’s disease
Background: Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative syndrome of the basal ganglia (BG) believed to disrupt cortical-subcortical pathways critical to motor, cognitive and expressive language function. Recent studies ...
The Influence of Language Phenotype on Predictors of Emergent Literacy in Children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder
(East Carolina University, 2018-05-01)
The development of emergent literacy skills in children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) is a growing subject of inquiry in the field of communication sciences and disorders; however, few studies have investigated the ...
Comparison of Nasalance in Spanish-Speaking Bilinguals and English-Speaking Monolinguals Living in Eastern North Carolina: A Preliminary Investigation
(East Carolina University, 2016-04-14)
The purpose of this study was to obtain preliminary nasalance (percentage of air resonated in the nasal cavity) data for typically developing, Spanish-speaking bilinguals living in NC. A secondary aim was to determine ...
The effects of presentation rate on semantic, syntactic, and orthographic processing and relationship to reading fluency in children
(East Carolina University, 2011)
Reading fluency is the connection between reading decoding and reading comprehension. A child becomes fluent between second and third grade (Coltheart, 1978). However, it is unknown if fluency is strictly the result of ...
Categorization in Context for Young and Older Adults
(East Carolina University, 2013)
Individuals make sense of the world by grouping items into categories, or clusters of concepts that share certain characteristics. Some research has indicated that older adults may organize concepts differently than young ...