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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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Payne, Jaimie L.; Wood, Carla – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2016
The purpose of this study was to examine college students' perceptions of individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and identify contributing factors that influence perceptions and reactions to students with ASD. Participants included 1,185 college students who responded to a survey in class or online. Trends in responses suggested that…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Attitudes, Student Surveys, Autism
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Guiberson, Mark – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2016
The purpose of this preliminary study was to (a) examine relationships between the symbolic and language skills of a mixed (developmental language disordered [DLD] and typical language [TL]) Spanish-speaking sample; (b) describe gesture, play, and language skills of DLD and TL groups; (c) compare the development between groups; and (d) explore…
Descriptors: Toddlers, Spanish Speaking, Nonverbal Communication, Play
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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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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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Lowman, J. Joneen – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2016
Professional development is a necessary component of maintaining competency in professional practice. Technology has opened the door to new formats for delivering professional development, in addition to more traditional modes of training. This study compared three professional development formats for improving the quality of standards-based…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Professional Development, Individualized Education Programs, Educational Legislation
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Holmström, Ketty; Salameh, Eva-Kristina; Nettelbladt, Ulrika; Dahlgren-Sandberg, Annika – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2016
The aim was to evaluate conceptual scoring of lexical organization in bilingual children with language impairment (BLI) and to compare BLI performance with monolingual children with language impairment (MLI). Word associations were assessed in 15 BLI and 9 MLI children. BLI were assessed in Arabic and Swedish, MLI in Swedish only. A number of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Lexicology, Bilingualism, Children
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Martin-Prudent, Angi; Lartz, Maribeth; Borders, Christina; Meehan, Tracy – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2016
Early identification and appropriate intervention services for children who are deaf or hard of hearing significantly increase the likelihood of better language, speech, and social-emotional development. However, current research suggests that there is a critical shortage of professionals trained to provide early intervention services to deaf and…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Hearing Impairments, Evidence Based Practice, Social Development
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Larson, Anne L. – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2016
Children from low-income environments are at increased risk of developing language delays which can negatively affect later academic and social outcomes. As children age, deficits between children with language delays and their typically developing peers continue to widen. In order to prevent future disabilities, efficient early language screening…
Descriptors: Screening Tests, Language Tests, Infants, Toddlers
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Brimo, Danielle – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2016
Researchers have established that morphological awareness is an important skill because it contributes unique variance to word-level reading and reading comprehension; however, few studies include students with reading disorders. The purpose of this pilot study was to investigate whether training morphological awareness would improve morphological…
Descriptors: Morphology (Languages), Phonological Awareness, Intervention, Pilot Projects
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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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Smith, Martine M. – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2015
Adolescence is a unique developmental period, spanning the gulf between childhood and adulthood. For adolescents who use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), the major physical, cognitive, linguistic, social, and emotional changes associated with adolescence may have significant implications for their use of AAC. These challenges are…
Descriptors: Intervention, Adolescents, Adolescent Development, Augmentative and Alternative Communication
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