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Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (M.A.)


Communicative Disorders

First Advisor

Kenneth Perrin

First Committee Member

Roy J. Timmons

Second Committee Member

Allen E. Boysen


This chapter presents information on aphasic auditory abilities, with specific reference to the following areas: (1) time-altered speech; (2) auditory sequencing ability of aphasics; (3) auditory discrimination ability of aphasics; and, (4) auditory perceptual disturbances cause by lesions in the left temporal lobe.

Information will also be presented on the role of distinctive features in speech perception. Finally, the statement of the problem will be posed.