Language Imaging Lab Aphasia Battery

(~6 minutes)

Word Rhyme Matching

Example trial from the word rhyme matching test.

This test assesses the ability to mentally access the sound of a printed word prior to articulation (Pillay et al., 2014). Each trial consists of a sample word presented in the center of a computer display with two similar choice items below the sample (see figure). The patient's task is to select the item that rhymes with the sample. Trials are constructed such that orthographic similarity is uncoupled from phonologic similarity by using exception words with identical rime spellings (HAND » BRAND/ WAND) or regular words with non-identical rime spellings (SOUP » HOOP/SOAP).



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Pillay SB, Stengel BC, Humphries C, Book DS, & Binder JR. (2014). Cerebral localization of impaired phonological retrieval during rhyme judgment. Annals of Neurology, 76, 738-746.