Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

School of Health and Human Sciences

Phase I-
Overview:  During Phase I the patient is told that they will be asked to help tell a number of stories. Each story involves two characters: Alice and Greg.  The patient is told that both Alice and Greg have thoughts about what is happening in each story. Sometimes the characters’ thoughts stay the same over several turns of events, and sometimes their thoughts change. The patient is instructed to observe each situation to help decide when the characters’ thought change and when their thoughts do not. (Please refer to the image to see an example of the training materials)

training materials

 

Instructions:
Part A.

  • Task I – Alice views an object; generate 5 probable thoughts about the object.
  • Task II – Alice goes upstairs in the two family house and thinks about object; generate 5 probable thoughts about the object.

Part B.

  • Task I – Alice views an object; review response from Phase I A.
  • Task II – Alice goes upstairs and thinks about object; review responses from Phase I A.
  • Task III – Alice is back downstairs viewing an object with Greg, who has changed the object; generate 5 probable thoughts that Alice has about the changed object.
  • Task IV- Alice is upstairs talking on the phone about the object. Alice’s thoughts about the ______ are reviewed. Choose the response that represents what Alice says to her friend about the object (patient is given 3 possible statements in a multiple choice format).

Part C.

  • Task I – Alice views an object; review previous responses.
  • Task II – Alice goes upstairs and thinks about object; review previous responses.
  • Task III – Alice comes back downstairs, meets Greg, who changes object while both characters are present; review previous responses.
  • Task IV – Alice is upstairs talking on the phone about the object. Alice’s thoughts about the ______ are reviewed. Choose the response that represents what Alice says to her friend about the object (patient is given 3 possible statements in a multiple choice format).
  • Task V – Greg can either alter or not alter the object while Alice is upstairs talking on the phone. Choose the response that represents what Alice says to her friend about the object now (patient is given 3 possible statements in a multiple choice format).

Scoring: Responses to each task are scored as correct (1 point), delayed correct (.5), or incorrect (0). A patient can progress to the next task after receiving 90% accuracy on 5 trials of 10 items or 100% accuracy on 3 trials of 10 items.