Eighteen years on: what next for the PALPA?

Bate, Sarah, Kay, Janice, Code, Chris, Haslam, Catherine and Hallowell, Brooke (2010) Eighteen years on: what next for the PALPA?. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 12 3: 190-202. doi:10.3109/17549500903548825


Author Bate, Sarah
Kay, Janice
Code, Chris
Haslam, Catherine
Hallowell, Brooke
Title Eighteen years on: what next for the PALPA?
Journal name International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1754-9507
1754-9515
Publication date 2010-09
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.3109/17549500903548825
Volume 12
Issue 3
Start page 190
End page 202
Total pages 13
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Informa Healthcare
Language eng
Abstract The Psycholinguistic Assessments of Language Processing Abilities (PALPA) is a battery of tests designed to assess language processing abilities in individuals with acquired aphasia. Published in 1992, the battery was well-received by both clinicians and researchers, yet no revised version has been published to date. In this paper, we examine contemporary usage of the PALPA in both clinical and research settings, to inform decisions regarding future developments of the resource. First, we carried out a literature search to identify all published papers that have cited the PALPA since 2003, and compared our findings to those from an earlier search covering the period from 1991 to 2002. Second, we created an online survey that examined current usage of the PALPA in both clinicians and researchers. Our findings suggest the PALPA continues to be a well-used tool in both clinical and research settings, but could benefit from some improvements in its content and presentation. Further, there are time constraints in administering the PALPA, indicating an additional component for general-screening purposes would be a welcome extension to the battery.
Keyword Aphasia
Language
PALPA
Psycholinguistic
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Psychology Publications
 
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