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Rebstock, Alicia M.; Wallace, Sarah E. – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2020
Primary progressive aphasia (PPA) is a neurodegenerative condition characterized by language and cognitive decline. Word-retrieval deficits are the most common PPA symptom and contribute to impaired spoken expression. Intense semantic interventions show promise for improving word retrieval in people with PPA. In addition, people with PPA may learn…
Descriptors: Semantics, Aphasia, Language Processing, Symptoms (Individual Disorders)
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Miller, Bryan D. – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2020
Data collection procedures using adapted Curriculum-Based Assessment (CBA) and Curriculum-Based Measurement (CBM) were developed for deaf and hard of hearing students. Results from statistical analyses through linear regression indicated that reading fluency scores using CBA and CBM materials adapted for deaf and hard of hearing students…
Descriptors: Hearing Impairments, Deafness, Curriculum Based Assessment, Evaluation Methods
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Dinnesen, Megan Schneider; Olszewski, Arnold; Breit-Smith, Allison; Guo, Ying – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2020
Expanding on the extant body of research on content validity, this study applied the tenets of content validity research to the development of an expository book reading intervention focused on science for preschool students with language impairment. This example case explains how, guided by content validity research in healthcare interventions,…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Language Impairments, Intervention, Content Validity
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Huist, Andrea E.; McCarthy, John W.; Boster, Jamie B.; Benigno, Joann P. – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2020
Young children who cannot use their natural speech to communicate their daily wants, needs, thoughts, and opinions often rely on augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) strategies that frequently use graphic symbols to assemble messages. Early intervention strategies typically focus on visual scene displays (VSDs) to place target messages…
Descriptors: Young Children, Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Video Technology, Visual Stimuli
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Scott, Jessica A.; Hansen, Sarah Grace – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2020
Dialogic reading is an instructional strategy that has shown promise for supporting the reading development of children both with and without disabilities. Specifically, there may be positive effects of vocabulary knowledge, morphological knowledge, participation during reading, and emergent literacy skills. However, the knowledge base on the…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Students with Disabilities, Deafness, Reading Strategies
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Lund, Emily; Young, Amanda; Yarbrough, Rosalyna – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2020
This preliminary study investigated the effects of co-treatment by an adapted physical educator and speech-language pathologist on basic concept vocabulary learning in preschool children with Down syndrome as compared with the effects of treatment by either professional alone. In a Repeated Acquisition Design/Adapted Alternating Treatment study,…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Treatment, Concept Formation, Down Syndrome, Adapted Physical Education
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Ogletree, Billy T.; Bartholomew, Patrick; Price, Johanna R. – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2020
This brief report describes a large-group application of the Communication Partner Instruction (CPI) training model as a means of improving the interactive skills of stakeholders who communicate with individuals with severe intellectual disabilities presenting complex communication and physical profiles. Findings support CPI for large stakeholder…
Descriptors: Training, Communication Strategies, Communication Skills, Severe Intellectual Disability
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Gladfelter, Allison; Johnson, Erik; Odeh, Christina – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2020
Parents who report motor difficulties as their primary concern receive autism intervention services earlier than those first concerned with communication. This study revealed that parent perceptions of their child's social responsiveness correlated with standardized scores of motor proficiency. Promoting awareness of this relationship could lead…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Correlation
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Reed, Vicki A.; Trumbo, Susan – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2020
Typically developing, American adolescents in Grade 10 (n = 38) ranked the relative importance of 14 communication skills in their friends' communication with them. The skills were considered those associated with figurative language (e.g., appropriate slang use), empathy (e.g., vocal tone comprehension), or discourse management (e.g., appropriate…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Grade 10, High School Students, Communication Skills
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Steele, Sara C. – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2020
This study documented the perspectives of school-based speech-language pathologists (SLPs) who provide vocabulary intervention to students with language impairment. SLPs (n = 357) working in school settings completed an online survey that included multiple choice, multiple answer, and open-ended questions about service delivery, intervention…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Intervention, Language Impairments, Speech Language Pathology
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Nomvete, Patsy; Easterbrooks, Susan R. – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2020
The components involved in adolescent reading are complex and not clearly understood in struggling readers. Phrase reading, a language skill associated with prosodic understanding of syntactic phrases, has received little attention. We studied 70 adolescent readers including delayed readers to answer the following questions: (a) Do phrase-reading…
Descriptors: Phrase Structure, Reading Processes, Suprasegmentals, Reading Difficulties
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Akbari, Christina C.; Davis, Andria H. – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2019
Although prosodic deficits have been reported to occur with many different populations, little published research addresses treatment options for these deficits. This study was designed to examine one treatment's impact, the six-step imitative approach, on the expressive affective prosody of an adolescent with autism who had average intelligence…
Descriptors: Expressive Language, Suprasegmentals, Acoustics, Autism
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Davis, Karen C.; Murza, Kimberly A. – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2019
The purpose of this survey was to examine Speech-Language Pathologists' (SLPs) confidence in their ability to support student outcomes by addressing language-literacy needs, to align therapy to educational standards, and to align therapy to student content areas. A total of 237 school-based SLPs in Virginia completed a 19-item survey. Results…
Descriptors: Allied Health Personnel, Speech Language Pathology, Self Esteem, Knowledge Level
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Alfano, Alliete R. – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2019
Only 15% of children with hearing loss who could receive a cochlear implant receive one leaving American Sign Language (ASL) as their access to communication. Spanish-speaking families face even greater challenges including learning different languages/cultures and lack of trained Hispanic professionals. This study identifies how Hispanic mothers…
Descriptors: Spanish Speaking, Mothers, Children, Hearing Impairments
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Grillo, Elizabeth U.; Brosious, Jenna N. – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2019
The current study investigated physical education (PE) student teachers' understanding of the vocal demands of their future profession, interest in participating in a voice-training program, and the current impact of the voice on quality-of-life by the "Voice Handicap Index" (VHI). Seventy-four PE student teachers completed a…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Physical Education Teachers, Speech Communication, Teacher Effectiveness
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