Semin Speech Lang 2020; 41(01): 020-031
DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-3400973
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A Tutorial on Core Lexicon: Development, Use, and Application

Hana Kim
1  Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina
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Heather Harris Wright
1  Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina
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Publication Date:
23 December 2019 (online)

Abstract

Evidence suggests that discourse-level assessment in aphasia should be implemented within clinical settings. However, existing discourse measures that are time and labor intensive in process prevent speech-language pathologists from applying such measures to their clinical practices. This article provides an overview of a lexicon-based analysis (core lexicon measure) that recently was developed and investigated for clinical usability. A new approach to core lexicon measures provides a simple scoring method with short instructions, which may be practical and time efficient for assessment and management of persons with aphasia. The article concludes with suggestions for clinical application and implementation.

Disclosures

H.K. receives a graduate assistantship. She has no other financial and nonfinancial disclosures.


H.H.W. receives a salary from East Carolina University. She has no other financial and nonfinancial disclosures.