presented by Michael Dickey
Michael Dickey, receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.
Non-Financial: Michael Dickey, has no competing non-financial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.
Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.
Michael Dickey, PhD
Michael Walsh Dickey's research centers on sentence comprehension and production in adults, the neural bases of these abilities, and their impairments in aphasia. His research also extends to measurement and prediction of treatment response in aphasia, focusing on psycholinguistically-motivated impairment-level behavioral treatment. In carrying out this work, he has examined complex sentence comprehension (ellipsis, wh-movement…Read full bio
1. Creating and Understanding Sentences
In the first chapter of this course, Dr. Dickey describes the basic hierarchical structure of sentences, and provides examples of the difference between syntactic structure (form) and semantic structure (meaning) of sentences.
2. Simple Sentences
The second chapter of this chapter focuses on the structure of simple sentences, including the semantic roles that syntactic elements play, and the stages at which speakers encode semantic roles and syntactic features.
3. Complex Sentences
This chapter expands on chapter two’s discussion of basic sentences to include more complex sentences. Dr. Dickey describes the different types/families of non-canonical sentences, and explains real-time processing of non-canonical sentences, and encoding/decoding of complex sentences.
Dr. Dickey interviews two practicing SLPs to put course content into clinical context.