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Test administration pre-operative

One of our clinical linguistics, Wencke Veenstra, explains in this video how tests are selected per individual patient based on his or her characteristics.

Meet clinical linguist Wencke Veenstra

We already had a closer look at Roelien Bastiaanse, professor of Neurolinguistics at the RUG. Now we will introduce you to our second clinical linguist, Wencke Veenstra MSc. She is …

From counting to naming

The first reports on language testing during awake brain surgery look a little bit naïve nowadays, but we should realise that at the time, the whole procedure was already very …

Test selection per patient (in DuLIP)

One of our clinical linguistics, Dr Satoer, explains the Dutch Linguistic Intraoperative Protocol in this video. Find the downloads of these graphs, mentioned in the video, at the very bottom …

Wrapping up Week 4

Good job! By making your own little selection of items for a language test in your language, you have reached the end of Week 4. How did you like making …

Introduction to Week 5

Welcome to Week 5 of language testing during awake brain surgery! Did you receive useful feedback for your test that you designed at the end of last week? At the …

How to make tailored tests

In the next few steps, you will learn how language tests for clinical use come to be. Those steps are important, especially for tests used intraoperatively, because we need to …

Phase 1: designing

In this first video, Prof. Roelien Bastiaanse explains the designing phase of a language test.

Why spontaneous speech analysis is not enough

After discussing this issue among yourself, Prof. Roelien Bastiaanse will give her explanation to the question why analyzing spontaneous speech to evaluate the language skills of a patient is not …

Is a dialogue enough?

Watch this short video of the patient with aphasia that occurred after he suffered from a stroke. Do you notice any impairments in his language output? Are you able to …

Involvement in tasks

Earlier, we spoke about the language network. The old idea that there is ‘just’ Wernicke’s area, Broca’s area and the connection via the arcuate fasciculus (which already is a network!) …

Complexity of language (in the brain)

In Week 1, we talked about the basic categories of sounds that form words that form sentences to convey meaning. Now we will focus on how we can assume these …

Meet the clinical linguists

Prof. Roelien Bastiaanse guided you through the first week, and now that we will be focussing more on the linguistic part of awake brain surgery, we will take a moment …

Introduction to Week 4

Welcome to Week 4 of language testing during awake brain surgery! The goal of this week is that you are able to design and pilot a little test suitable for …