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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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Grace, Emma; Raghavendra, Parimala – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2019
Young people who use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) can experience reduced social participation and continue to face challenges in developing and using communication and literacy skills for real-life contexts. Drawing on emerging research, this discussion article highlights the potential benefits and advantages of participation…
Descriptors: Social Media, Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Computer Mediated Communication, Intervention
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Archer, Brent; Azios, Jamie; Azios, Michael; Becerril, Stefanie; Heels, Jane – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2018
Few studies of the ways in which consistency modification might affect dimensions of wellness exist. The aim of this study is to furnish preliminary findings on the effects that consistency modification has on a range of aspects of living. The authors (five speech-language pathologists [SLPs]) restricted our oral intake to thickened liquids and…
Descriptors: Wellness, Speech Language Pathology, Allied Health Personnel, Evidence Based Practice
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Douglas, Sarah N.; Kammes, Rebecca; Nordquist, Erica; D'Agostino, Sophia – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2018
Siblings play an important role in the lives of children with disabilities, especially those with complex communication needs (CCN). However, children with CCN require support to learn social and communication skills. Like other communication partners, typically developing (TD) siblings may struggle to understand how to best interact with a child…
Descriptors: Pilot Projects, Siblings, Communication Skills, Communication Strategies
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MacRoy-Higgins, Michelle; Kliment, Sarah – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2017
This study analyzed spontaneous language samples of three-year-olds with a history of expressive language delay (late talkers) and age-matched controls using Dore's Conversational Acts analysis (1978) and Mean Length of Utterance (MLU; Brown, 1973). Differences were observed between groups in utterances classified as organizational device and…
Descriptors: Communication Disorders, Followup Studies, Expressive Language, Delayed Speech
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Keegan, Louise C.; Losardo, Angela; McCullough, Kim C. – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2017
Problem-based learning and civic engagement are complementary constructivist andragogical approaches that emphasize active learning by guiding students to develop their own understanding and knowledge of a topic through experience and reflection. By providing examples of clinical cases and community-based experiences, these approaches can enhance…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Problem Based Learning, Undergraduate Students, Citizen Participation
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Lanter, Elizabeth; Russell, Sharon D.; Kuriakose, Annu; Blevins, Kasey E. – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2016
This article provides clinicians and educators a useful conceptualization of general instructional strategies often used to promote the performance of requests in children with developmental disabilities, and which can be applied in interventions that utilize augmentative and alternative communication. A case study illustrates the specialized…
Descriptors: Communication Disorders, Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Intervention, Down Syndrome
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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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Roseberry-McKibbin, Celeste; Pieretti, Robert; Haberstock, Keith; Estrada, Jovany – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2016
University instructors nationwide have been recognizing the increased importance of updating classroom teaching strategies to accommodate the needs of the millennial student generation. This article shares results of surveys of 323 university students in communication sciences and disorders and what they view as effective pedagogical strategies…
Descriptors: Student Needs, Student Surveys, Student Attitudes, Teaching Methods
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Braddock, Barbara A.; Armbrecht, Eric S. – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2016
The aim of this study was to examine how early symbolic forms (and their associated communicative functions) are related to change in communication among a sample of 12 young children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) who produced two or fewer spoken words ("M" age = 28.75 months; 11 male, 1 female). Parents reported on children's…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Young Children, Communication Disorders
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Stone, Larissa; Pellowski, Mark W. – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2016
This investigation assessed the factors affecting career choice among 474 current undergraduate and graduate speech-language pathology and audiology students (from four universities). A 14-item questionnaire was developed that included questions related to general influence of career choice and whether or not the participants had previously been,…
Descriptors: Career Choice, Speech Language Pathology, Audiology, Undergraduate Students
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Goldberg, Lynette R. – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2015
Interprofessional education (IPE) is recognized as a critical component in preparing students for effective interprofessional practice in health care. IPE is supported by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and students' competence in interprofessional practice is expected by clinical supervisors for effective work in any…
Descriptors: Communication Disorders, Interprofessional Relationship, Interpersonal Competence, Interpersonal Communication
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Isaki, Emi; Harmon, Mary Towle – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2015
This exploratory Intergenerational Program (IGP) focused on reading to determine whether it affects mood and communication in older adults with mild dementia and neurocognitive deficits, and if it influences school-aged children's perceptions of older adults over time. Six older adults with cognitive-communication deficits and 12 school-aged…
Descriptors: Intergenerational Programs, Older Adults, Dementia, Children
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Boles, Larry – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2015
Alignment refers to the interactive use of similar words to accomplish a linguistic and cognitive "common ground" in conversations. Alignment is thought to be unconscious, relying on priming mechanisms. This occurs uniquely in conversational contexts and has been shown in choices of words, grammatical constructions, and even indirect…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Aphasia, Spouses, Speech Impairments
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Rowland, Charity Mary; Quinn, Emily Dayle; Steiner, Sandra A. M. – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2015
The Individualized Education Program (IEP) is a legal document developed for each student with a disability. The IEP outlines the student's learning needs and associated educational goals, as well as the program placement and services required to support the attainment of these goals in the least restrictive environment. Most IEPs include all…
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Individualized Education Programs, Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Academic Standards
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