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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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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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Krikheli, Lillian; Erickson, Shane; Carey, Lindsay B.; Carey-Sargeant, Christa L.; Mathisen, Bernice A. – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2020
Background: The involvement of speech and language therapists (SLTs) within paediatric palliative care (PPC) settings has been recognized within the extant literature. However, there is little understanding of SLT's specific roles and practices when working with this vulnerable cohort of children and their families. As part of a larger body of…
Descriptors: Speech Language Pathology, Allied Health Personnel, Pediatrics, Foreign Countries
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Cruice, Madeline; Botting, Nicola; Marshall, Jane; Boyle, Mary; Hersh, Deborah; Pritchard, Madeleine; Dipper, Lucy – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2020
Background: Discourse assessment and treatment in aphasia rehabilitation is a priority focus for a range of stakeholder groups. However, a significant majority of speech and language therapists (SLTs) infrequently conduct discourse analysis, and do not feel competent in doing so. Known barriers identified in other countries, specifically a lack of…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Aphasia, Rehabilitation, Foreign Countries
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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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Volkmer, Anna; Spector, Aimee; Warren, Jason D.; Beeke, Suzanne – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2019
Background: Primary progressive aphasia (PPA) describes a heterogeneous group of language-led dementias. People with this type of dementia are increasingly being referred to speech and language therapy (SLT) services. Yet, there is a paucity of research evidence focusing on PPA interventions and little is known about SLT practice in terms of…
Descriptors: Aphasia, Speech Therapy, Dementia, Intervention
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Hopkins, Thomas; Clegg, Judy; Stackhouse, Joy – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2018
Background: A high prevalence of Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) is reported in the population of Young Offenders (YO). However, little is known about the extent of the association between language and offending behaviour relative to social disadvantage, education attendance and non-verbal intelligence (IQ), and neither has this association…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged Youth, Delinquency, Juvenile Justice, Expository Writing
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Marshall, C. R.; Jones, A.; Fastelli, A.; Atkinson, J.; Botting, N.; Morgan, G. – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2018
Background: Deafness has an adverse impact on children's ability to acquire spoken languages. Signed languages offer a more accessible input for deaf children, but because the vast majority are born to hearing parents who do not sign, their early exposure to sign language is limited. Deaf children as a whole are therefore at high risk of language…
Descriptors: Semantics, Language Fluency, Sign Language, Deafness
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Wren, Yvonne; Humphries, Kerry; Stock, Nicola Marie; Rumsey, Nichola; Lewis, Sarah; Davies, Amy; Bennett, Rhiannon; Sandy, Jonathan – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2018
Background: Efforts to increase the evidence base in speech and language therapy are often limited by methodological factors that have restricted the strength of the evidence to the lower levels of the evidence hierarchy. Where higher graded studies, such as randomized controlled trials, have been carried out, it has sometimes been difficult to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Speech Language Pathology, Cohort Analysis, Research Methodology
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Hegarty, Natalie; Titterington, Jill; McLeod, Sharynne; Taggart, Laurence – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2018
Background: Across the world, research has shown that intervention for children with phonological impairment can be both effective and efficient. However, it has also raised concerns about the translation of this evidence to practice, highlighting questions around clinician knowledge and the understanding of approaches, and the intensity of…
Descriptors: Intervention, Children, Phonology, Speech Impairments
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Knight, Rachael-Anne; Bandali, Chandni; Woodhead, Clare; Vansadia, Parul – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2018
Background: The critical role of phonetic transcription in the assessment, diagnosis and management of speech disorders is well established and thus pre-registration degrees dedicate numerous hours to phonetic training. However, this training is not always fully used in clinical work and clinicians may find it difficult to maintain their skills,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Speech Impairments, Training, Speech Language Pathology
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Hilari, Katerina; Galante, Lara; Huck, Anneline; Pritchard, Madeleine; Allen, Lucy; Dipper, Lucy – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2018
Background: This study explores the psychometric properties of The Scenario Test UK, a culturally adapted version of the Dutch original (The Scenario Test) developed by van der Meulen "et al." in 2010, which evaluates functional, daily-life communication in aphasia. The Scenario Test assesses communication in an interactive context with…
Descriptors: Psychometrics, Foreign Countries, Aphasia, Test Reliability
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Davenport, Rachel; Hewat, Sally; Ferguson, Alison; McAllister, Sue; Lincoln, Michelle – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2018
Background: Clinical placements are crucial to the development of skills and competencies in speech-language pathology (SLP) education and, more generally, a requirement of all health professional training programmes. Literature from medical education provides a context for understanding how the environment can be vital to all students' learning.…
Descriptors: Student Placement, Clinical Experience, Speech Language Pathology, Clinical Teaching (Health Professions)
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Sproson, Lise; Pownall, Sue; Enderby, Pam; Freeman, Jenny – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2018
Background: Dysphagia is common after stroke, affecting up to 50% of patients initially. It can lead to post-stroke pneumonia, which causes 30% of stroke-related deaths, a longer hospital stay and poorer health outcomes. Dysphagia care post-stroke generally focuses on the management of symptoms, via modified oral intake textures and adapted…
Descriptors: Randomized Controlled Trials, Physical Disabilities, Eating Disorders, Pilot Projects
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Northcott, Sarah; Simpson, Alan; Moss, Becky; Ahmed, Nafiso; Hilari, Katerina – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2017
Background: The psychosocial impact of stroke and aphasia is considerable. Aims: To explore UK speech-and-language therapists' (SLTs) clinical practice in addressing the psychological and social needs of people with aphasia, including their experiences of working with mental health professionals. Methods & Procedures: A 22-item online survey…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Aphasia, Speech Language Pathology, Mental Health
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