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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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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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Howery, Kathy L. – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2018
This article presents a phenomenological investigation into speech-generating device (SGD) use in the school context. Derived from a larger study on the experience of speaking through a SGD, this article focuses particularly on the experience of time and timing of speaking for one who must use a SGD to give audible voice to their words. Themes…
Descriptors: Assistive Technology, Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Barriers, Communication Problems
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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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O'Handley, Roderick D.; Radley, Keith C.; Lum, John D. K. – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2016
Social difficulties represent a major area of concern in children with specific language impairment (SLI). Social skills interventions targeting communication or language skills of children with SLI have been generally ineffective. The current study tested the efficacy of a social skills intervention consisting of multiple behavioral interventions…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Communication, Language Impairments, Language Skills, Communication Skills
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Ray, Jayanti – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2015
Given the linguistic and cognitive demands of communication, adult Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) users with acquired communication disorders may have difficulty using AAC systems consistently and effectively in "real-life" situations. The process of recommending AAC systems and strategies is an area of exploration,…
Descriptors: Neurological Impairments, Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Communication Strategies, Speech Language Pathology
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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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Shire, Stephanie Y.; Jones, Nancy – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2015
Communication partners who efficiently use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) are essential interaction partners for children learning to communicate using AAC. This systematic review examines studies targeting interventions designed to help communication partners support children with complex communication needs who use AAC.…
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Children, Partnerships in Education, Augmentative and Alternative Communication
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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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Rollins, Pamela Rosenthal – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2014
In this study, the author investigated narrative performances of 10 high-functioning young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) across personal and storybook narratives. Narratives were elicited with genre-specific procedures and then transcribed and scored using the narrative scoring scheme (NSS). One-tailed paired-sample t tests were…
Descriptors: Young Adults, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Personal Narratives, Scoring
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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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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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Rhyner, Paula M.; Guenther, Katie L.; Pizur-Barnekow, Kris; Cashin, Susan E.; Chavie, Amy L. – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2013
Increasingly, children spend much of their day in the care of adults other than their parents, such as child care providers. Consequently, it is important to analyze nonparental adults' use of strategies suggested to foster language development, such as contingent responsiveness, during interactions with young children. This study examined child…
Descriptors: Toddlers, Child Caregivers, Behavior, Caregiver Child Relationship
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MacRoy-Higgins, Michelle; Kaufman, Ilana – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2012
Toddlers who are "late talkers" demonstrate reduced expressive vocabulary in the absence of physical, social, cognitive, or sensory impairment; they are usually identified at age 2, when they produce fewer than 50 words and do not combine words (Rescorla, 1989). This study analyzed spontaneous language samples of 10 late talking toddlers and 11…
Descriptors: Speech Acts, Toddlers, Language Acquisition, Pragmatics
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Joubert, Karin; Bornman, Juan; Alant, Erna – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2011
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a rapidly progressive neuromuscular disease, has a devastating impact not only on individuals diagnosed with ALS but also their spouses. Speech intelligibility, often compromised as a result of dysarthria, affects the couple's ability to maintain effective, intimate communication. The purpose of this…
Descriptors: Spouses, Interpersonal Communication, Holistic Approach, Intimacy
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