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Bloch, Steven; Tuomainen, Jyrki – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2017
Background: The Dysarthria-in-Interaction Profile's potential contribution to the clinical assessment of dysarthria-in-conversation has been outlined in the literature, but its consistency of use across different users has yet to be reported. Aims: To establish the level of consistency across raters on four different interaction categories. That…
Descriptors: Articulation Impairments, Neurological Impairments, Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Profiles
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Miller, Nick; Bloch, Steven – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2017
Background: A large number of people who experience a stroke are affected by dysarthria. This may be in isolation or in association with aphasia and/or dysphagia. Despite evidence highlighting the psychological and social impact of having post-stroke dysarthria and a number of clinical guidelines that make recommendations for appropriate…
Descriptors: Neurological Impairments, Speech Impairments, Aphasia, Language Impairments
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Armstrong, Linda; Stansfield, Jois; Bloch, Steven – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2017
Background: Following content analyses of the first 30 years of the UK speech and language therapy professional body's journal, this study was conducted to survey the published work of the speech (and language) therapy profession over the last 50 years and trace key changes and themes. Aim: To understand better the development of the UK speech and…
Descriptors: Content Analysis, Journal Articles, Speech Language Pathology, Speech Therapy
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Collis, Jessica; Bloch, Steven – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2012
Background: Dysarthria knowledge is predominantly impairment-based. As a result, speech and language therapists (SLTs) have traditionally adopted impairment-focused management practices. However, guidance for best practice suggests that SLTs should consider the client holistically, including the impact of dysarthria beyond the impairment. Aims: To…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Speech Language Pathology, Allied Health Personnel, Therapy
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Bloch, Steven; Wilkinson, Ray – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2009
Background: Acquired progressive dysarthria is traditionally assessed, rated, and researched using measures of speech perception and intelligibility. The focus is commonly on the individual with dysarthria and how speech deviates from a normative range. A complementary approach is to consider the features and consequences of dysarthric speech as…
Descriptors: Intervals, Speech Impairments, Auditory Perception, Interaction