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Goodwin, Katherine; Farquharson, Kelly; Yeager Pelatti, Christina; Schneider-Cline, Whitney; Harvey, Judy; Bush, Erin – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2022
The purpose of this descriptive study was to investigate the quality of Individualized Education Program (IEP) goals for students with traumatic brain injury (TBI) using an empirically based rating instrument. One hundred twenty-five IEP goals for 49 students with TBI were coded using the Revised IEP/IFSP Goals and Objective Rating Instrument…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Individualized Education Programs, Head Injuries, Neurological Impairments
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Weiler, Brian K.; Decker, Allyson L. – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2022
To explore the relationship between socioeconomic status (SES) and language domain (vocabulary, syntax, process), the QUILS was administered to 212 kindergartners. Children from very-high poverty schools performed significantly below children from high poverty and mid-low poverty schools. SES impacts language-learning processes (i.e., fast…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Status, Language Usage, Vocabulary, Syntax
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Caesar, Lena G. – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2022
Two survey instruments were used to gather information from speech-language pathologists (SLPs) and university personnel (UP) regarding their perceptions of the adequacy of SLP training for providing early intervention (EI) services. In the SLP survey, respondents were asked to rate their perceptions of training adequacy in specific EI Knowledge…
Descriptors: Speech Language Pathology, Allied Health Personnel, Training, Early Intervention
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Theodorou, Elena; Pampoulou, Eliada – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2022
Successful intervention outcomes and comprehensive assessment is important for people who rely on augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). However, the literature surrounding AAC assessment remains sparse. The purposes of this project were to describe the AAC assessment process followed by speech-language pathologists (SLPs) and to…
Descriptors: Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Speech Language Pathology, Allied Health Personnel, Evaluation Methods
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Ball, Angel L.; Postman, Whitney A. – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2022
Writing formats have expanded beyond the pen to include new technologies, particularly in this era of immediate digital communication. Rehabilitation professionals are not routinely incorporating writing formats using technology, such as texting, keyboard, or tablet interfaces when evaluating and treating adult writing disorders. The purpose of…
Descriptors: Written Language, Language Usage, Adults, Generational Differences
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Moya-Galé, Gemma; Galgano, Jessica; Ferrone, Carol; Chang, Younghwa M.; Ramig, Lorraine A. – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2022
A 36-year-old female with severe spastic dysarthria participated in this study. She received 4 weeks of individual, intensive voice-focused treatment. Voice recordings were conducted at three baseline points, immediately posttreatment, and at a 4-month follow-up. The primary outcome variables were selected acoustic measures of vocal function:…
Descriptors: Adults, Cerebral Palsy, Articulation Impairments, Neurological Impairments
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Smith, Kelsey E.; Plumb, Allison M.; Sandage, Mary J. – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2022
The purpose of this study was to assess the competence of speech-language pathologists (SLPs) in serving bilingual or English-language learning children. Specifically, are SLPs able to identify acceptable English productions of a native Spanish speaker when described and/or given in context? Data were collected through an anonymous 28-question,…
Descriptors: Allied Health Personnel, Speech Language Pathology, Dialects, Spanish Speaking
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Figueroa, Mario; Silvestre, Núria; Darbra, Sònia – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2022
The acquisition of effective reading comprehension for adolescents with a cochlear implant (CI) in inclusive settings is crucial for ensuring the benefit of current traditional reading curricula and instructional practices. Executive functions (EF) are recognized as important cognitive processes during reading by students with typical hearing…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Hearing Impairments, Deafness, Assistive Technology
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Choe, Nicole; Shane, Howard; Schlosser, Ralf W.; Haynes, Charles W.; Allen, Anna – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2022
Many children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) demonstrate poor comprehension of language at the sentence level in both the spoken modality and the graphic symbol modality. This study explored whether children with ASD are able to follow directives when presented with a graphic symbol sentence that includes an animated symbol for a verb. A…
Descriptors: Children, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Sentences
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Tafiadis, Dionysios; Zarokanellou, Vasiliki; Voniati, Louiza; Prentza, Alexandra; Drosos, Konstantinos; Papadopoulos, Angelos; Ziavra, Nafsika – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2022
The study aimed at evaluating the diadochokinetic (DDK) skills of Greek-speaking preschool children with phonological disorder (PD) by means of a structured evaluation protocol and at proposing cut-off points for children at risk of speech impairment. The participants were 36 children with PD and 60 typically developing (TD) peers. The groups were…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Speech Impairments, Greek, Cutting Scores
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McKelvey, Miechelle; Weissling, Kristy S. E.; Lund, Shelley K.; Quach, Wendy; Dietz, Aimee – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2022
This phenomenological qualitative study explored how eight speech-language pathology specialists in augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) (who self-identified as adult-focused) would approach the AAC assessment process when presented with a case study of an adult with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The general research questions…
Descriptors: Adults, Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Neurological Impairments, Speech Language Pathology
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Hasko, Janna; Rivera, M. Christina; Erbacher, Monica K.; Antia, Shirin D. – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2022
We conducted a pilot study using intentional teaching strategies with specially designed materials to improve accuracy and production of targeted English morphosyntax structures with six deaf and hard-of-hearing students (kindergarten to first grade). A multiple baseline single-case research design (SCRD) consisting of 20-minute sessions four…
Descriptors: Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Syntax, Morphology (Languages)
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Krimm, Hannah; Schuele, C. Melanie – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2022
This study quantified the orthographic knowledge (i.e., knowledge of spelling conventions) of school speech-language pathologists (SLPs). On average, SLPs (N = 48) answered 65% of the questions correctly on a measure of orthographic knowledge. SLPs need better preparation in written language structure to support reading acquisition in children…
Descriptors: Speech Language Pathology, Spelling, Knowledge Level, Written Language
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Andzik, Natalie R.; Chung, Yun-Ching – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2022
The authors conducted a systematic review of the literature, including studies that used a single-case design (SCD) and taught augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) use to adults with complex communication needs. The purpose of this review was to describe (a) adults receiving AAC intervention, (b) components of the interventions used,…
Descriptors: Adults, Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Intervention, Program Effectiveness
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Pretorius, Melissa J.; le Roux, Mia; Geertsema, Salomé – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2022
This study investigated the correlation and predictive capacity of verbal working memory (VWM) to the reading comprehension of children in their first language (L1) and second language (L2). The term verbal working memory refers to a cognitive system with a limited capacity that can hold and manipulate verbal and auditory information temporarily.…
Descriptors: Short Term Memory, Verbal Communication, Reading Comprehension, Correlation
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