These instructions explain how to administer the discourse tasks of the
RHDBank protocol and include the detailed script for examiners to
- Allow ample time for participants to reply as fully as possible. However, also pay attention to the maximum time recommended for each prompt and task. If the participant is still talking once that time period has elapsed, bring that task to an end by saying:
- "I'm going to stop you there so we can move on to the next item."
- To facilitate transcription, the examiner's speech, including verbal
encouragers, should be kept to a minimum. Use nonverbal encouragers
(e.g., head nods, facial expressions, eye contact) instead of verbal encouragers (e.g., “I see”, “mhm”, “yeah”) whenever possible. Try not to talk while the participant is talking.