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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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Donne, Vicki; Hansen, Mary A.; Zigmond, Naomi – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2019
This study presents longitudinal data analysis of 6 years of reading scores on a large-scale statewide performance-based alternate assessment for 214 students who are deaf/hard of hearing and have an additional cognitive disability. Assessment scores were examined by complexity level, within grade-level bands, and individually over time. Results…
Descriptors: Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Comorbidity, Reading Achievement
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Brinton, Bonnie; Fujiki, Martin; Asai, Naomi – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2019
This study described the ability of five children with Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) to relate the mental states of story characters in two conditions: spontaneous story generation and in response to direct questions. Children spontaneously generated stories from wordless picture books. Subsequently, they were prompted, "What was…
Descriptors: Developmental Disabilities, Language Impairments, Picture Books, Story Telling
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Emge, Greta; Pellowski, Mark W. – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2019
A mindfulness meditation exercise was incorporated into a stuttering treatment program for an adult male who stutters. Speech disfluencies were analyzed before and after mindfulness meditation and implementation of fluency shaping techniques. Findings suggested that including a mindfulness meditation exercise into a treatment program may be…
Descriptors: Stuttering, Outcomes of Treatment, Adults, Males
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Tsai, Meng-Ju – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2019
Speech language pathologists (SLPs) play a leading role in overall augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) service delivery. Several changes (e.g., the provision of university AAC courses) related to AAC occurred in Taiwan in the past. However, little information of AAC services provided by SLPs in Taiwan is available. The purpose of the…
Descriptors: Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Hospitals, Speech Language Pathology, Allied Health Personnel
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Santhanam, Siva priya; Gilbert, Caitlyn L.; Parveen, Sabiha – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2019
The topic of utilizing language interpreters is becoming more relevant among speech-language pathologists (SLPs) given the rapidly changing demographics of the United States. A nationwide survey was administered to investigate the use of language interpreters' influence of years of work experience on interpreter use, academic preparation and…
Descriptors: Speech Language Pathology, Allied Health Personnel, Deaf Interpreting, Translation
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Marble-Flint, Karissa J.; Strattman, Kathy H.; Schommer-Aikins, Marlene A. – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2019
iPad® and paper versions of a receptive vocabulary assessment were administered to 4- to 6-year olds with a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). No differences were found between scores on the two assessments. Standardized testing for children with ASD can be challenging; however, testing using the iPad® may offer a different avenue as it…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Preschool Children, Language Tests
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Daughrity, Belinda L. – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2019
This current study explores parent perceptions of barriers to friendship development for highly verbal children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in mainstream academic settings. Participants were 10 parents of school-age children with ASD in mainstream classrooms. Findings from semistructured interviews and qualitative analysis pointed to five…
Descriptors: Parents, Parent Attitudes, Barriers, Friendship
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Archer, Justine; Champion, Tempii; Tyrone, Martha E.; Walters, Sylvia – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2018
This study provides preliminary data on the phonological development of Haitian Creole-Speaking children. The purpose of this study is to determine phonological acquisition in the speech of normally developing monolingual Haitian Creole-Speaking preschoolers, ages 2 to 4. Speech samples were collected cross-sectionally from 12 Haitian children…
Descriptors: Phonological Awareness, Monolingualism, Preschool Children, Creoles
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Douglas, Sarah N.; Kammes, Rebecca; Nordquist, Erica – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2018
Parent training is an essential part of quality programming for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). However, limited research exists exploring online training approaches to support parents of children with both ASD and complex communication needs (CCN; e.g., limited verbal ability), despite the many benefits that online training might…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Communication Strategies, Communication Skills, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Wood, Carla; Wofford, Mary Claire; Schatschneider, Christopher – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2018
This project aimed to describe oral narrative retells of Spanish-English speaking dual language learners (DLLs) and examine relationships with standardized vocabulary assessments. Investigators described oral narrative retells of 145 DLLs in kindergarten and first grade by number of different words (NDW), words per minute (WPM), and…
Descriptors: Correlation, Oral Language, Prediction, Vocabulary Development
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Kong, Anthony Pak-Hin; Chan, John; Lau, Johnny King-L.; Bickerton, Wai-Ling; Weekes, Brendan; Humphreys, Glyn – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2018
The "Birmingham Cognitive Screen" (BCoS) is a neuropsychological battery designed to assess impairment to a variety of cognitive domains including language in patients with brain injuries. Twenty-two stroke participants and 16 gender-, age-, and education-matched controls were recruited in Hong Kong. The stroke participants were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sino Tibetan Languages, Neuropsychology, Intellectual Disability
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