Yvonne Rogalski, department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, was featured in “Speech Uncensored,” a podcast for medical speech-language pathologists.
Yvonne Rogalski Featured in Podcast: Attentive Reading and Constrained Summarization (ARCS) Treatment
She spoke about an aphasia treatment she developed called “Attentive Reading and Constrained Summarization (ARCS).” The treatment uses reading and summarizing from memory with constraints (e.g., avoiding non-specific words such as pronouns or “thing” or “stuff”). Listen to the podcast and view the show notes.
Yvonne Rogalski's Research Highlights
Yvonne Rogalski (Speech-Language Pathology) Publishes Research on a Writing Treatment for People with Aphasia, an Acquired Language Disorder
The article describes "Attentive Reading with Constrained Summarization-Written" (ARCS-W), a multi-modality writing treatment.
Two participants with mild aphasia were administered ARCS-W, which requires reading small units of text from news articles and summarizing them verbally and in writing using constraints such as "use specific words, use complete sentences, and stay on topic." Post treatment, both participants demonstrated improvement in untrained discourse. For the complete abstract, please see the following link: https://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/PFHMZBQVKXII9R84SYSV/full?target=10.1080/02687038.2019.1686743
Yvonne Rogalski publishes research on the relationship between trained ratings and untrained listeners’ judgments of global coherence in extended monologues: The article describes a comparison between trained ratings of global coherence (topic maintenance) and untrained listener’s judgments of topic maintenance and attention/interest. Findings provide preliminary external validity for the 4-point global coherence rating scale and support its clinical utility. To access the article, please see the following link: https://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/XP8VCYDGG7DHV5PSFQV4/full?target=10.1080/02687038.2019.1643002
Simple technique may help older adults better remember written information... http://news.ufl.edu/2014/05/06/training-memory-techniques/_