Writing in Aphasia Rehabilitation: Cursive vs Manuscript Reading and writing performance was observed in 30 adult aphasic patients to determine whether there was a significant difference when stimuli and manual responses were varied in the written form: cursive versus manuscript. Patients were asked to read aloud 10 words written cursively and 10 words written in manuscript form. ... Articles
Articles  |   November 01, 1976
Writing in Aphasia Rehabilitation: Cursive vs Manuscript
 
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Articles   |   November 01, 1976
Writing in Aphasia Rehabilitation: Cursive vs Manuscript
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, November 1976, Vol. 41, 523-529. doi:10.1044/jshd.4104.523
History: Received June 30, 1975 , Accepted March 3, 1976
 
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, November 1976, Vol. 41, 523-529. doi:10.1044/jshd.4104.523
History: Received June 30, 1975; Accepted March 3, 1976

Reading and writing performance was observed in 30 adult aphasic patients to determine whether there was a significant difference when stimuli and manual responses were varied in the written form: cursive versus manuscript. Patients were asked to read aloud 10 words written cursively and 10 words written in manuscript form. They were then asked to write on dictation 10 word responses using cursive writing and 10 words using manuscript writing. Number of words correctly read, number of words correctly written, and number of letters correctly written in the proper sequence were tallied for both cursive and manuscript writing tasks for each patient. Results indicated no significant difference in correct response between cursive and manuscript writing style for these aphasic patients as a group; however, it was noted that individual patients varied widely in their success using one writing form over the other. It appeared that since neither writing form showed better facilitation of performance, the writing style used should be determined according to the individual patient’s own preference and best performance.

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