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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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Morrish, Taryn; Nesbitt, Amy; le Roux, Mia; Zsilavecz, Ursula; van der Linde, Jeannie – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2017
Research involving stuttering in multilingual individuals is limited. Speech-language therapists face the challenge of treating a diverse client base, which includes multilingual individuals. The aim of this study was to examine the stuttering moments across English, Afrikaans, and German in a multilingual speaker. A single multilingual adult with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Stuttering, Multilingualism, Case Studies
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Lacey, Emily A. B.; Ogletree, Billy T.; Rice, Tracie; Rose, Amy – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2017
This brief clinical exchange article supports the use of milieu training (MT) as a communication treatment option for adults with severe intellectual disabilities (SID). It examines aspects of MT that appear well matched to the communication and other abilities of adults with SID. It also provides an argument that MT is not unlike functional…
Descriptors: Milieu Therapy, Adults, Severe Intellectual Disability, Communication Skills
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Chih, Yu-Chun; Stierwalt, Julie A. G.; LaPointe, Leonard L.; Chih, Yu-Pin – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2017
Physiological activities (heart rate and respiratory rate) during a word retrieval task were measured in normal participants. Word frequency demonstrated a significant effect on naming accuracy and latencies but not on physiological activities. These data will serve as a basis for comparison for individuals with a compromised language system.
Descriptors: Word Frequency, Naming, Accuracy, Metabolism
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Levy, Erika S.; Leone, Dorothy; Moya-Gale, Gemma; Hsu, Sih-Chiao; Chen, Wenli; Ramig, Lorraine O. – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2016
Children with dysarthria due to cerebral palsy (CP) present with decreased vowel space area and reduced word intelligibility. Although a robust relationship exists between vowel space and word intelligibility, little is known about the intelligibility of vowels in this population. This exploratory study investigated the intelligibility of American…
Descriptors: Speech Impairments, Communication Disorders, Speech Therapy, Speech Language Pathology
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Schiff, Rachel; Ravid, Dorit; Gur, Adi – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2015
The study examined the impact of two grammatical factors on marking Hebrew adjectives in agreement with plural nouns in adults with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) compared with peers without ADHD. Participants were 36 adult speakers of Hebrew, who were administered a judgment test of 144 sentences, each containing an adjective in…
Descriptors: Morphology (Languages), Syntax, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Language Impairments
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Martens, Marga A. W.; Janssen, Marleen J.; Ruijssenaars, Wied A. J. J. M.; Huisman, Mark; Riksen-Walraven, J. Marianne – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2014
This study examined the effects of a 20-week intervention to foster affective involvement during interaction and communication between an adult with congenital deafblindness (CDB) and his caregivers in a group home and a daytime activities center. Using a single-subject design, we examined whether the intervention increased affective involvement…
Descriptors: Adults, Deaf Blind, Congenital Impairments, Intervention
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Fleming, Valarie B. – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2014
Individuals with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) may present with subtle declines in linguistic ability that go undetected by tasks not challenging enough to tax a relatively intact cognitive-linguistic system. This study was designed to replicate and extend a previous study of cognitive-linguistic ability in MCI using a complex discourse…
Descriptors: Mild Mental Retardation, Language Skills, Cognitive Ability, Hypothesis Testing
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Mason-Baughman, Mary Beth; Wallace, Sarah E. – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2014
Previous studies suggest that people with aphasia have incomplete lexical-semantic representations with decreased low-importance distinctive (LID) feature knowledge. In addition, decreased LID feature knowledge correlates with ability to discriminate among semantically related words. The current study seeks to replicate and extend previous…
Descriptors: Aphasia, Adults, Intervention, Semantics
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Franca, Maria Claudia; Simpson, Kenneth O. – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2013
The objective of this "pilot" investigation was to study the effects of the interaction of caffeine and water intake on voice as evidenced by acoustic and aerodynamic measures, to determine whether ingestion of 200 mg of caffeine and various levels of water intake have an impact on voice. The participants were 48 females ranging in age…
Descriptors: Adults, Water, Statistical Significance, Stimulants
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Harvey, Judy; Hux, Karen; Snell, Jeffry – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2013
This single case study served to examine text-to-speech (TTS) effects on reading rate and comprehension in an individual with mild aphasia and cognitive impairment. Findings showed faster reading, given TTS presented at a normal speaking rate, but no significant comprehension changes. TTS may support reading in people with aphasia when time…
Descriptors: Adults, Aphasia, Neurological Impairments, Case Studies
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Bartolotta, Theresa E.; Remshifski, Patricia A. – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2013
Rett syndrome (RTT) occurs primarily in females and is characterized by deficits in cognition, communication, hand use and ambulation. This quasi-experimental study explored the use of a coaching program to increase communicative interactions between girls with RTT and their communication partners. Communication coaching strategies were provided…
Descriptors: Females, Genetic Disorders, Coaching (Performance), Interpersonal Communication
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Ramkissoon, Ishara; Dagenais, Paul A.; Evans, Kelli J.; Camp, Travis J.; Ferguson, Neina N. – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2013
This study determined whether using photographic stimuli displaying different ethnicity (African American vs. Caucasian American) influenced preference, word count, and number of content units produced by African American or Caucasian American participants. Six photograph pairs depicting common scenes were developed, differing only by model…
Descriptors: African Americans, Whites, Adults, Stimuli
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Ogletree, Billy T.; Bartholomew, Patrick; Wagaman, John C.; Genz, Suzannah; Reisinger, Katie – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2012
Partner-perceived communication behaviors are catalogued from four institutionalized adults with severe intellectual disabilities who are not intentional communicators. These behaviors have been observed in typically developing infants and are speculated to comprise the earliest end of a developmental continuum culminating in conventional…
Descriptors: Severe Mental Retardation, Communication (Thought Transfer), Behavior, Adults
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Solomon-Rice, Patti; Soto, Gloria – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2011
Adult co-construction with children who use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) has been found to facilitate child communicative competence in general, but few studies have examined adult co-construction during the telling of personal narratives. This study explored the use of adult co-constructive strategies during personal…
Descriptors: Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Speech Language Pathology, Discourse Analysis, Personal Narratives
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