Response to Porch (2007) Purpose To respond to B. E. Porch’s (2007)  comments regarding “Comparison of Alternatives to Multidimensional Scoring in the Assessment of Language Comprehension in Aphasia” by A. Odekar and B. Hallowell (2005) . Method In this response letter, we address all of Porch’s main criticisms by clarifying certain statements made ... Letter to the Editor
Letter to the Editor  |   February 01, 2007
Response to Porch (2007)
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Anshula Odekar
    Ohio University, Athens
  • Brooke Hallowell
    Ohio University, Athens
  • Contact author: Anshula Odekar, 414 Dropseed Drive, Savoy, IL 61874. E-mail: odekarini@hotmail.com.
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Swallowing, Dysphagia & Feeding Disorders / Language Disorders / Aphasia / Letters to the Editor
Letter to the Editor   |   February 01, 2007
Response to Porch (2007)
American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, February 2007, Vol. 16, 87-88. doi:10.1044/1058-0360(2007/012)
History: Received August 7, 2006 , Accepted October 15, 2006
 
American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, February 2007, Vol. 16, 87-88. doi:10.1044/1058-0360(2007/012)
History: Received August 7, 2006; Accepted October 15, 2006

Purpose To respond to B. E. Porch’s (2007)  comments regarding “Comparison of Alternatives to Multidimensional Scoring in the Assessment of Language Comprehension in Aphasia” by A. Odekar and B. Hallowell (2005) .

Method In this response letter, we address all of Porch’s main criticisms by clarifying certain statements made in the original article, explaining our choice of methods, and providing a clear idea regarding the main purpose, significance, and conclusions of the study.

Conclusion In his letter, Porch calls attention to the fact that one should consider all aspects of a scoring method before making procedural decisions and emphasize quality of services for people with aphasia over economy of services. We made a legitimate suggestion that one consider alternatives rather than merely shying away from use of tests that incorporate multidimensional scoring methods.

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