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Theodoros, Deborah; Aldridge, Danielle; Hill, Anne J.; Russell, Trevor – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2019
Background: Communication and swallowing disorders are highly prevalent in people with Parkinson's disease (PD). Maintenance of functional communication and swallowing over time is challenging for the person with PD and their families and may lead to social isolation and reduced quality of life if not addressed. Speech and language therapists…
Descriptors: Diseases, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Communication Skills, Communication Problems
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Bennett, Michelle K.; Ward, Elizabeth C.; Scarinci, Nerina A. – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2016
Background: There is a high prevalence of communication difficulty among older people living in residential-aged care. Such functional deficits can have a negative impact on resident quality of life, staff workplace satisfaction and the provision of quality care. Systematic research investigating the nature of communication management in…
Descriptors: Communication Problems, Older Adults, Residential Care, Quality of Life
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Hall, Karinna; Lind, Christopher; Young, Jessica A.; Okell, Elise; van Steenbrugge, Willem – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2018
Background: Language and memory impairments affect everyday interactions between individuals with dementia and their communication partners. Impaired topic management, which compromises individuals' construction of relevant, meaningful discourse, is commonly reported amongst individuals with dementia. Currently, limited empirical evidence…
Descriptors: Dementia, Memory, Language Impairments, Behavior Patterns
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Watson, Rose Mary; Pennington, Lindsay – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2015
Background: Communication difficulties are common in cerebral palsy (CP) and are frequently associated with motor, intellectual and sensory impairments. Speech and language therapy research comprises single-case experimental design and small group studies, limiting evidence-based intervention and possibly exacerbating variation in practice. Aims:…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cerebral Palsy, Communication Problems, Psychomotor Skills
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Wray, Faye; Clarke, David; Forster, Anne – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2019
Background: Interest in how stroke survivors might be better supported to manage life after stroke has grown rapidly in recent years, with a particular emphasis on enabling 'self-management'. Post-stroke communication difficulties may pose a unique barrier to longer term adaptation and adjustment. It is important to understand how stroke survivors…
Descriptors: Neurological Impairments, Brain, Communication Problems, Communication Skills
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McGowan, Susan L.; Ward, Elizabeth C.; Wall, Laurelie R.; Shellshear, Leanne R.; Spurgin, Ann-Louise – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2014
Background: Many speech and language therapists (SLTs) work with patients who have a tracheostomy. There is limited information about their working practices and the extent to which recent publications and research have influenced the speech and language therapy management of the tracheostomized patient. Aims: This study reviews the current…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Patients, Allied Health Personnel, Speech Language Pathology
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Ryan, Brooke; Bohan, Jaycie; Kneebone, Ian – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2019
Background: Access to treatments for mood disorders may pose a challenge to individuals with compromised communication ability. Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) have previously reported that their clients with aphasia decline formal psychological support; however, their role in their clients' help-seeking has not been explored. Aims: To…
Descriptors: Help Seeking, Aphasia, Speech Language Pathology, Allied Health Personnel
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Pascoe, Ashleigh; Breen, Lauren J.; Cocks, Naomi – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2018
Background: Speech pathologists have a pivotal role in palliative care, assisting patients with swallowing and communication disorders, yet very little is known about the preparedness of speech pathologists to work in this field. Aims: To investigate the preparedness of speech pathologists for working in palliative care. The term 'palliative care'…
Descriptors: Speech Language Pathology, Questionnaires, Online Surveys, Statistical Analysis
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Huang, Anne J. R.; Siyambalapitiya, Samantha; Cornwell, Petrea – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2019
Background: Speech pathologists who work with culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) adults with acquired communication disorders (ACDs), in predominately English-speaking countries, are legally and ethically bound to work with professional interpreters to overcome language barriers and provide equitable services. As levels of migration and…
Descriptors: Speech Language Pathology, Professional Personnel, Adults, Diversity
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Roberts, Hannah; Greenwood, Nan – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2019
Background: Research regarding speech and language therapy (SLT) for patients in prolonged disorders of consciousness (PDOC) is very limited. The Royal College of Physicians' (RCP) PDOC guideline provides recommendations regarding best practice, but does not give detail about many aspects of assessment and management. As a result, SLTs have little…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Speech Therapy, Speech Language Pathology, Best Practices
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Hill, Elizabeth; Claessen, Mary; Whitworth, Anne; Boyes, Mark; Ward, Roslyn – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2018
Background: Cognitive impairment, particularly of executive functioning, has been implicated in deficits in spoken discourse production following acquired brain injury (ABI). However, due to variation in the methodologies and heterogeneity of findings across studies, the nature and extent of this association is not well understood. Aims: This…
Descriptors: Brain, Head Injuries, Neurological Impairments, Meta Analysis
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Shrubsole, Kirstine; Worrall, Linda; Power, Emma; O'Connor, Denise A. – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2018
Background: Effective implementation strategies to improve speech and language therapists' (SLTs) aphasia management practices are needed. Australian SLTs working in the acute setting have reported inconsistent implementation of post-stroke aphasia guideline recommendations. Therefore, implementation efforts to address these gaps are necessary.…
Descriptors: Aphasia, Allied Health Personnel, Speech Language Pathology, Foreign Countries
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Collis, Jessica; Bloch, Steven – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2012
Background: Dysarthria knowledge is predominantly impairment-based. As a result, speech and language therapists (SLTs) have traditionally adopted impairment-focused management practices. However, guidance for best practice suggests that SLTs should consider the client holistically, including the impact of dysarthria beyond the impairment. Aims: To…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Speech Language Pathology, Allied Health Personnel, Therapy
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Mackenzie, Catherine; Paton, Gillian; Kelly, Shona; Brady, Marian; Muir, Margaret – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2012
Background: The broad life implications of acquired dysarthria are recognized, but they have received little attention in stroke management. Reports of group therapy, which may be a suitable approach to intervention, are not available for stroke-related dysarthria. Aims: To examine the operational feasibility of and response to a new eight-session…
Descriptors: Articulation Impairments, Neurological Impairments, Group Therapy, Intervention
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Clegg, Judy; Brumfitt, Shelagh; Parks, Randolph W.; Woodruff, Peter W. R. – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2007
Background: There is a significant body of evidence documenting the speech and language abnormalities found in adult psychiatric disorders. These speech and language impairments can create additional social barriers for the individual and may hinder effective communication in psychiatric treatment and management. However, the role of speech and…
Descriptors: Verbal Communication, Negative Attitudes, Intervention, Schizophrenia
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