Bilingual Spelling Performance of Patients and Controls

Tainturier, Marie-Josephe and Roberts, Daniel and Roberts, Jennifer and Hughes, Emma and Owen-Booth, Beth and Kendrick, Luke (2015). Bilingual Spelling Performance of Patients and Controls. [Data Collection]. Colchester, Essex: UK Data Archive. 10.5255/UKDA-SN-851526

Strokes often lead to language disturbances which impair the ability to communicate effectively and function in society. Many people in the UK and worldwide are bilingual, and brain damage usually affects both languages. However there are few well-controlled studies to guide the treatment of bilingual language disorders. This project focuses on "acquired dysgraphy" a disorder of written language that takes different forms. It will take place in North Wales where many people are bilingual. First, bilingual tests will be created and administered to dysgraphic participants to get a good understanding of their difficulties in both languages. Second, selected individuals will be invited to participate in a treatment study aiming to restore written language abilities using paper and pencil or computer-based exercises. Performance on well controlled sets of stimuli will be measured before the treatment, immediately after and three to six months later. Most crucially, the goal of the study is to determine under which circumstances treatment can lead to improvement in the language that has not been treated. This research will contribute to the development of more effective treatment strategies in bilingual populations. In addition, it will provide a better understanding of the normal functioning of the bilingual spelling system.

Data description (abstract)

The data set consists of behavioural measures for spelling accuracy data and error profiles for stroke participants and neurologically healthy controls.

Data creators:
Creator Name Affiliation ORCID (as URL)
Tainturier Marie-Josephe Bangor University
Roberts Daniel Bangor University
Roberts Jennifer Bangor University
Hughes Emma Bangor University
Owen-Booth Beth Bangor University
Kendrick Luke Bangor University
Name Affiliation ORCID (as URL)
Tainturier M-J Bangor University
Roberts Daniel J. Bangor University
Roberts Jen Bangor University
Hughes Emma K. Bangor University
Owen-Booth Bethan Bangor University
Kendrick Luke T. Bangor University
Barr Polly Bangor University
Harding Williams Elin Bangor University
Payne Josh S. Bangor University
Sponsors: ESRC
Grant reference: ES/H02526X/1
Topic classification: Psychology
Keywords: Spelling, Dysgraphia, Aphasia, Bilingualism
Project title: Patterns of cross-linguistic treatment generalisation in acquired dysgraphia: A window into the organisation of the bilingual spelling system.
Grant holders: Marie-Josephe Tainturier, Virginia Gathercole
Project dates:
1 October 201030 June 2014
Date published: 17 Nov 2014 18:10
Last modified: 07 Jan 2015 11:37

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