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Benjamin, Lucy; Newton, Caroline; Ebbels, Susan – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2020
Background: Idiom skills are essential for children to access age-appropriate media, curriculum resources and teaching. Children with developmental language disorder (DLD) require support to develop the ability to understand and define idioms. However, research investigating one-to-one and classroom-based idiom skill intervention for children with…
Descriptors: Figurative Language, Teaching Methods, Intervention, Speech Therapy
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Botting, Nicola – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2020
Background: There is limited evidence concerning the longer term language, literacy and cognitive skills of young adults with developmental language disorder (DLD). Studies that exist suggest continuing difficulties with language and reading, but abilities may change over time. Aims: This study aimed to examine the language, literacy and cognitive…
Descriptors: Language Impairments, Literacy, Language Skills, Intelligence
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van Sluis, Klaske E.; Kornman, Anne F.; van der Molen, Lisette; van den Brekel, Michiel W. M.; Yaron, Gili – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2020
Background: Physical and psychosocial challenges are common after total laryngectomy. The surgery leads to lifelong changes in communication, airway, swallowing and appearance. As we move towards health models driven by patient-centred care, understanding the differential impacts of surgical procedures on subgroups of patients can help improve our…
Descriptors: Surgery, Speech Impairments, Females, Communication Problems
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Löytömäki, Joanna; Ohtonen, Pasi; Laakso, Marja-Leena; Huttunen, Kerttu – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2020
Background: Many children with neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism spectrum disorder (ASD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or developmental language disorder (DLD) have difficulty recognizing and understanding emotions. However, the reasons for these difficulties are currently not well understood. Aims: To compare the…
Descriptors: Emotional Response, Recognition (Psychology), Interpersonal Competence, Task Analysis
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Fitzpatrick, Beth; Coad, Jane; Sell, Debbie; Rihtman, Tanya – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2020
Background: There is no consensus in the UK regarding the types of speech samples or parameters of speech that should be assessed at 3 years of age in children with cleft palate ± cleft lip (CP±L), despite cleft units routinely assessing speech at this age. The standardization of assessment practices would facilitate comparisons of outcomes across…
Descriptors: Speech Evaluation, Congenital Impairments, Speech Impairments, Preschool Children
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Attrill, Stacie; Lincoln, Michelle; McAllister, Sue – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2020
Background: Professional placements are critical elements of speech-language pathology qualifying programmes that can be complex learning environments for international students. Students are supported by placement educators who facilitate their developing skills and competencies for professional practice in these placements. However, strategies…
Descriptors: Speech Language Pathology, Allied Health Occupations Education, Student Placement, Skill Development
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Hewat, Sally; Penman, Adriana; Davidson, Bronwyn; Baldac, Stacey; Howells, Simone; Walters, Joanne; Purcell, Alison; Cardell, Elizabeth; McCabe, Patricia; Caird, Emma; Ward, Elizabeth; Hill, Anne E. – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2020
Background: Simulation-based learning provides students with a safe learning environment, guaranteed exposure to specific clinical scenarios and patients, time for reflection and repetition of tasks, and an opportunity to receive feedback from multiple sources. Research including studies specific to allied health training programmes have…
Descriptors: Speech Language Pathology, Simulation, Feedback (Response), Anxiety
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Bottema-Beutel, Kristen; Oliveira, Gabrielle; Cohen, Shana R.; Miguel, Jessica – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2020
Background: Prior research has described the prevalence and utility of questions in children's language learning environment. However, there has been little empirical investigation of the interaction sequences that ensue following caregiver questions. Understanding these interactions may be especially important for children with autism spectrum…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Parent Child Relationship
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Mengisidou, Maria; Marshall, Chloë R.; Stavrakaki, Stavroula – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2020
Background: Children with dyslexia and/or developmental language disorder (hereafter children with DDLD) have been reported to retrieve fewer words than their typically developing (TD) peers in semantic fluency tasks. It is not known whether this retrieval difficulty can be attributed to the semantic structure of their lexicon being poor or,…
Descriptors: Dyslexia, Language Impairments, Developmental Disabilities, Semantics
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O'Neill, Michelle; Henderson, Mo; Duffy, Orla M.; Kernohan, W. George – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2020
Background: Awake craniotomy with electrical stimulation has become the gold standard for tumour resection in eloquent areas of the brain. Patients' speech during the procedure can inform the intervention and evidence for language experts to support the procedure is building. Within the UK a burgeoning speech and language therapist awake…
Descriptors: Brain, Stimulation, Surgery, Cancer
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Martin, Gary E.; Barstein, Jamie; Patel, Shivani; Lee, Michelle; Henry, Laura; Losh, Molly – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2020
Background: This study is a longitudinal follow-up to prior work examining the important pragmatic skill of communication repair (i.e., the ability to respond effectively to a request for clarification of an unclear message) across three neurodevelopmental disabilities in which language skills are impaired: fragile X syndrome with and without…
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Communication Problems, Interpersonal Communication, Communication Strategies
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Finch, Emma; Lethlean, Jennifer; Rose, Tanya; Fleming, Jennifer; Theodoros, Deborah; Cameron, Ashley; Coleman, Adele; Copland, David; McPhail, Steven M. – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2020
Background: Speech pathology students can experience low confidence when communicating with people with aphasia. Communication partner training (CPT) is one method to increase confidence and skills when communicating with people with aphasia. There is a paucity of research exploring the effects of delivering CPT to students via technology, such as…
Descriptors: Aphasia, Speech Language Pathology, Videoconferencing, Allied Health Occupations Education
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Buckeridge, Katherine; Clarke, Channine; Sellers, Diane – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2020
Background: Paediatric acquired brain injury (ABI) is one of the leading causes of neurodisability in childhood. The long-term effects of ABI on cognition, behaviour and emotions are well documented. Previous research has found that communication is difficult for adolescents with ABI compared with typically developing peers. Quantitative studies…
Descriptors: Head Injuries, Brain, Adolescents, Foreign Countries
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Hazamy, Audrey A.; Obermeyer, Jessica – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2020
Background: Discourse analysis is an important component of aphasia assessment because it can provide an insight into functional communication abilities. However, there are many unknowns regarding the levels of discourse breakdowns that occur across aphasia types. The purpose of the current study is to explore the possible differences in…
Descriptors: Communication Problems, Aphasia, Discourse Analysis, Speech Communication
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Hancock, Kelli L.; Ward, Elizabeth C.; Hill, Anne E. – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2020
Background: The management of tracheoesophageal speech (TES) rehabilitation is an area of speech and language therapists' (SLTs) clinical practice where knowledge and skills are primarily developed through postgraduate workplace experience and training. Although recent research suggests clinicians in Australia perceive there is adequate access to…
Descriptors: Speech Language Pathology, Rehabilitation, Professional Personnel, Workplace Learning
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