Writing impairments in stroke patients
A new study that aims to find out the cognitive features contributing to stroke-induced writing impairments in two different writing systems – Chinese (logographic) vs. English (phonological) – has been published on COGNITIVE COMPUTATION. This study reveals that constructive praxis is more relevant to impairment classification in characters-based writing (Chinese), while phonological abilities are important features for impairment prediction in alphabetic writing (English). The full article can be found here.
Pragmatic competence of discourse in traumatic brain injury
A new study examining how pragmatic competence is impaired in Chinese speakers with traumatic brain injury (TBI) has been published on BRAIN IMPAIRMENT. This study suggested that applying Gricean maxims in monologic oral narratives can capture the hallmark underlying pragmatic problems in TBI. This can be an additional approach to clinically assess social communications in TBI and its subsequent management. The full article can be found here.
香港失語症患者的粵語版失語症測試(Cant-CAT2) 標準化研究 我們誠意邀請符合以下條件的人士參與是次研究: 18歲或以上失語症患者 中風後至少6個月 您將被邀請參與以下評估: 簡單問卷 認知測試 (如: 記憶測試、算術測試、物件運用等) 失語症測試 (如: 理解測試、命名測試、看圖說話、閱讀及 書寫測試等) ** 此研究已通過香港大學教育學研究倫理委員會批准 ** 參加者可在完成評估後獲得評估結果簡報