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Tarver, Joanne; Pearson, Effie; Edwards, Georgina; Shirazi, Aryana; Potter, Liana; Malhi, Priya; Waite, Jane – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2021
Anxiety is a common co-occurring condition in autism and impacts quality of life of autistic individuals and their families; autistic individuals who speak few or no words represent an under-researched group. This qualitative study aimed to understand more about parental recognition and management of anxiety in autistic individuals who speak few…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Communication Disorders
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Sherratt, Sue – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2021
Background: The emerging global issue of climate change has large-scale effects on health and well-being, including communication disorders. The broad range of the speech and language therapy profession's scope of practice incorporates prevention, advocacy and equality in service delivery. These act as a springboard for involvement in climate…
Descriptors: Climate, Change, Communication Disorders, Allied Health Personnel
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Jayes, Mark; Palmer, Rebecca; Enderby, Pamela – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2021
Background: Healthcare professionals without specialist training in communication disorders may not know how to identify and support patients with communication disabilities during mental capacity assessments. To meet this need, a novel communication screening tool was developed and tested as part of a mental capacity assessment support toolkit.…
Descriptors: Communication Disorders, Aphasia, Screening Tests, Cognitive Tests
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LeBlanc, Joanne; Seresova, Alena; Laberge-Poirier, Andréanne; Tabet, Sabrina; Alturki, Abdulrahman Y.; Feyz, Mitra; de Guise, Elaine – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2021
Background: Although previous research studies have defined several prognostic factors that affect cognitive-communication performance in patients with all traumatic brain injury (TBI) severity, little is known about what variables are associated with cognitive-communication impairment in complicated mild TBI (mTBI) specifically. Aims: To…
Descriptors: Cognitive Ability, Communication Skills, Brain, Neurological Impairments
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Clendon, Sally; Paynter, Jessica; Walker, Sue; Bowen, Rachael; Westerveld, Marleen F. – Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 2021
Purpose: Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are at increased risk of experiencing difficulties with the development of literacy, including the emergent literacy skills recognized to underpin conventional literacy success. Comprehensive assessment is essential. Characteristics of ASD can make assessment challenging, and this can be…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Emergent Literacy, Verbal Communication
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Shih, Ching-Hsiang; Chiang, Ming-Shan; Lin, Zi-Jun – International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 2021
The present study aimed to evaluate whether children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) were able to initiate requests for assistance by applying computer technology to the specific instructional procedure, which included behaviour chain interruption, time delay, prompting, and differential reinforcement. New software was developed in this study…
Descriptors: Children, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Communication Skills
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Grimstvedt, Thea Nygaard; Miller, Jeanette Ullmann; van Walsem, Marleen Regina; Feragen, Kristin J. Billaud – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2021
Background: Huntington's disease (HD) is a neurodegenerative disease characterized by a triad of motor, cognitive and psychological symptoms, leading to a gradual breakdown of communication skills. Few studies have investigated how people affected by HD and their professional caregivers, for example, medical doctors, physiotherapists and nurses,…
Descriptors: Neurological Impairments, Diseases, Speech Impairments, Language Impairments
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Law, James; Dornstauder, Melanie; Charlton, Jenna; Gréaux, Mélanie – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2021
Background: Many healthcare and educational services providers have undergone a rapid transition from a face-to-face to a tele-practice mode of service delivery in the context of the COVID-19 outbreak. This, in turn, has led to a need to understand better the evidence underpinning such moves. Based on a review of existing reviews, this paper…
Descriptors: Communication Disorders, Teleconferencing, COVID-19, Pandemics
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Hengst, Julie A.; Sherrill, Martha H. – Topics in Language Disorders, 2021
This theoretical review article describes "situated discourse analysis" (SDA) and explores its implications for communication sciences and disorders. Drawing on situated theories of cognition and communication, SDA aims to understand "real-time communicative processes" of people engaging in complex "sociocultural…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Sociocultural Patterns, Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Ethnography
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Steel, Joanne; Elbourn, Elise; Togher, Leanne – Topics in Language Disorders, 2021
Purpose: Narrative discourse (e.g., telling anecdotes or relating personal events) comprises a key part of social interaction and is commonly affected after traumatic brain injury (TBI). Research over the past decades has enabled improved characterization of discourse impairment after TBI, but a critical lack of research into discourse…
Descriptors: Brain, Injuries, Personal Narratives, Discourse Analysis
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Zahir, Mariyam Z.; Miles, Anna; Hand, Linda; Ward, Elizabeth C. – Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 2021
Purpose: Access to speech-language therapy services for children with communication difficulties is limited in vulnerable countries within the Majority world, such as Small Island Developing States. The use of information and communication technology (ICT) has been identified as a possible solution to provide equitable access to services in…
Descriptors: Speech Therapy, Ancillary School Services, Developing Nations, Technology Integration
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McWeeny, Sean; Norton, Elizabeth S. – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2020
Background: Event-related potentials (ERPs), which are electrophysiological neural responses time-locked to a stimulus, have become an increasingly common tool in language and communication disorders research. They can provide complementary evidence to behavioural measures as well as unique perspectives on communication disorders. ERPs have the…
Descriptors: Brain, Cognitive Processes, Responses, Neurosciences
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Castilla-Earls, Anny P.; Harvey, Brittany; Fulcher-Rood, Katrina; Barr, Christopher D. – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2020
The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of clinical review bias on the coding of grammaticality in child language. Seventy-four native-English students studying communication disorders and sciences made judgments about the grammaticality of 250 utterances presented in five language samples. Each language sample included grammatical,…
Descriptors: Child Language, Grammar, Language Acquisition, Communication Disorders
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De Anda, Stephanie; Blossom, Megan; Abel, Alyson D. – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2020
The present case study describes a complexity approach to the treatment of tense and agreement deficits in a child (SC, age 3 years and 11 months, male) with a delay in morphosyntax. We investigate whether it is possible to elicit target treatment structures (auxiliary BE in questions) in a child who does not attempt them spontaneously.…
Descriptors: Morphemes, Grammar, Communication Disorders, Systems Approach
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Engelstad, Anne-Michelle; Holingue, Calliope; Landa, Rebecca J. – Grantee Submission, 2020
Purpose: Early Achievements for Education Settings (EA-ES) is a teacher-implemented naturalistic developmental behavioral intervention for preschoolers with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) targeting core social communication impairments. The purpose of this pilot randomized controlled clinical trial (RCT) was to examine promise of efficacy of this…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Interpersonal Communication
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