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Goff, Diane; Patterson, Joanne – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2019
Background: Speech and language therapists (SLT) lack consensus with regard to assessing the swallow function of a patient with a cuff-inflated tracheostomy. In the UK, one-third would not accept such a referral due to perceived negative effects on swallow safety. Patients may be spending longer hospitalized and fed enterally as a result. Aims: To…
Descriptors: Adults, Risk, Motor Reactions, Assistive Technology
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Ebbels, Susan H.; McCartney, Elspeth; Slonims, Vicky; Dockrell, Julie E.; Norbury, Courtenay Frazier – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2019
Background: Paediatric speech and language therapist (SLT) roles often involve planning individualized intervention for specific children, working collaboratively with families and education staff, providing advice, training and coaching and raising awareness. A tiered approach to service delivery is currently recommended whereby services become…
Descriptors: Speech Language Pathology, Allied Health Personnel, Speech Therapy, Evidence Based Practice
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Sherratt, Sue; Bryan, Karen – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2019
Background: Knowledge of the discourse performance of non-brain-damaged individuals is critical not only for its differentiation from disordered expression but also for more accurate models of ageing and communication. The effect of ageing and cognitive skills on the cohesive adequacy of discourse has, until now, presented a confusing and…
Descriptors: Aging (Individuals), Cognitive Ability, Males, Age Differences
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Sultana, Asifa; Stokes, Stephanie F.; Klee, Thomas; Fletcher, Paul – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2019
Background: Children with language disorder across languages have problems with verb morphology. The nature of these problems varies according to the typology of the language. The language analyzed in this paper is the Standard Bangla spoken in Dhaka, Bangladesh, by more than 200 million people. It is an underexplored language with agglutinative…
Descriptors: Language Impairments, Verbs, Morphology (Languages), Indo European Languages
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Moloney, Jennifer; Walshe, Margaret – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2019
Background: There is increasing recognition that dysphagia has significant implications for a person's psychological well-being, social participation and quality of life (QOL). However, a paucity of research exists regarding the clinical management of this area. To inform future research and the development of appropriate and beneficial resources…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Disabilities, Quality of Life, Allied Health Personnel
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Meerschman, Iris; Lierde, Kristiane; Ketels, Julie; Coppieters, Charlotte; Claeys, Sofie; D'haeseleer, Evelien – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2019
Background: To date, the immediate effects of a semi-occluded vocal tract (SOVT) configuration have been thoroughly demonstrated. However, it is not yet sufficiently confirmed whether a therapy programme (i.e. longer than one session) using SOVT exercises leads to an enhanced phonation and improved vocal quality. Aims: The aim of this study was to…
Descriptors: Voice Disorders, Therapy, Phonology, Patients
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Smith, Jodie; Levickis, Penny; Eadie, Tricia; Bretherton, Lesley; Conway, Laura; Goldfeld, Sharon – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2019
Background: Variations in parenting, more specifically less responsive and more directive parenting, contribute to language difficulties for children experiencing adversity. Further investigation of associations between specific responsive and directive behaviours and child language is required to understand how behaviours shape language over time…
Descriptors: Correlation, Child Language, Mother Attitudes, Mothers
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Bose, Arpita; Höbler, Fiona; Saddy, Douglas – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2019
Background: Severe word production difficulties remain one of the most challenging clinical symptoms to treat in individuals with jargon aphasia. Clinically, it is important to determine why some individuals with jargon aphasia improve following therapy when others do not. We report a therapy study with AM, an individual with severe neologistic…
Descriptors: Jargon, Aphasia, Phonological Awareness, Therapy
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Kim, Hana; Kintz, Stephen; Zelnosky, Kristen; Wright, Heather Harris – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2019
Background: Discourse analysis procedures are time consuming and impractical in a clinical setting. Critical to clinicians are simple and informative discourse measures that require minimal time and labour to complete. Many studies, however, have overlooked difficulties that clinicians face. We recently developed core lexicon lists for nouns,…
Descriptors: Aphasia, Discourse Analysis, Control Groups, Nouns
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Lancaster, Hope S.; Camarata, Stephen – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2019
Background: There is considerable variability in the presentation of developmental language disorder (DLD). Disagreement amongst professionals about how to characterize and interpret the variability complicates both the research on understanding the nature of DLD and the best clinical framework for diagnosing and treating children with DLD. We…
Descriptors: Language Impairments, Bayesian Statistics, Individual Differences, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Stockwell, Katy; Alabdulqader, Ebtisam; Jackson, Dan; Basu, Anna; Olivier, Patrick; Pennington, Lindsay – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2019
Background: Communication training for parents of young children with neurodisability is often delivered in groups and includes video coaching. Group teaching is problematic when there is wide variation in the characteristics and needs amongst participants. Aims: To assess the potential feasibility and acceptability of delivering one-to-one parent…
Descriptors: Parent Child Relationship, Teaching Methods, Coaching (Performance), Telecommunications
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Lavoie, Monica; Bier, Nathalie; Macoir, Joël – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2019
Background: Aphasia is an acquired language disorder that occurs secondary to brain injury, such as stroke. It causes communication difficulties that have a significant impact on quality of life and social relationships. Although the efficacy of speech-language therapy has been clearly demonstrated in this population, long-term services are…
Descriptors: Aphasia, Neurological Impairments, Communication Problems, Telecommunications
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Sutherland, Rebecca; Trembath, David; Hodge, Marie Antoinette; Rose, Veronica; Roberts, Jacqueline – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2019
Background: Access to timely and appropriate speech-language pathology (SLP) services is a significant challenge for many families. Telehealth has been used successfully to treat a range of communication disorders in children and adults. Research examining the use of telehealth for children with autism has focused largely on diagnosis,…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Children, Reliability
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Wood, Sara E.; Timmins, Claire; Wishart, Jennifer; Hardcastle, William J.; Cleland, Joanne – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2019
Background: Electropalatography (EPG) records details of the location and timing of tongue contacts with the hard palate during speech. It has been effective in treating articulation disorders that have failed to respond to conventional therapy approaches but, until now, its use with children and adolescents with intellectual/learning disabilities…
Descriptors: Speech Impairments, Down Syndrome, Electronic Equipment, Children
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Waller, Annalu – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2019
Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) has been transformed by the social media revolution made possible by the emergence of mobile technology. The cumbersome dedicated devices of the 1970s have evolved into a burgeoning AAC app industry. However, the limited use and abandonment of AAC technologies remains high. Unlocking the untapped…
Descriptors: Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Handheld Devices, Design, Interdisciplinary Approach
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