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Gallagher, Aoife L.; Murphy, Carol-Anne; Conway, Paul; Perry, Alison – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2019
Background: Inter-professional collaboration (IPC) has been recommended for many years as a means by which the needs of children with developmental language disorders (DLD) can be met at school. However, effective IPC remains difficult to achieve and our knowledge of how to support it is limited. A shared understanding between those involved has…
Descriptors: Language Impairments, Developmental Disabilities, Speech Language Pathology, Intervention
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Wren, Yvonne; Harding, Sam; Goldbart, Juliet; Roulstone, Sue – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2018
Background: Multiple interventions have been developed to address speech sound disorder (SSD) in children. Many of these have been evaluated but the evidence for these has not been considered within a model which categorizes types of intervention. The opportunity to carry out a systematic review of interventions for SSD arose as part of a larger…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Speech Impairments, Intervention, Classification
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Sugden, Eleanor; Baker, Elise; Munro, Natalie; Williams, A. Lynn; Trivette, Carol M. – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2018
Background: When planning evidence-based intervention services for children with phonology-based speech sound disorders (SSD), speech and language therapists (SLTs) need to integrate research evidence regarding service delivery and intervention intensity within their clinical practice. However, relatively little is known about the optimal…
Descriptors: Phonology, Speech Impairments, Speech Language Pathology, Intervention
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Lowe, Hilary; Henry, Lucy; Müller, Lisa-Maria; Joffe, Victoria L. – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2018
Background: Language disorder and associated vocabulary difficulties can persist into adolescence, and can impact on long-term life outcomes. Previous reviews have shown that a variety of intervention techniques can successfully enhance students' vocabulary skills; however, none has investigated vocabulary intervention specifically for adolescents…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Intervention, Phonology, Semantics
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Eadie, Tanya; Kapsner-Smith, Mara; Bolt, Susan; Sauder, Cara; Yorkston, Kathryn; Baylor, Carolyn – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2018
Background: Beyond the severity of voice, speech and language impairments, one potential predictor of communication success across adult populations with communication disorders may be perceived social support: the expectation that others will provide support if needed. Despite the preponderance of intervention approaches that assume a positive…
Descriptors: Patients, Social Support Groups, Intervention, Communication Disorders
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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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Woodhouse, Lynn; Hickson, Louise; Dodd, Barbara – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2009
Background: Speech perception is often considered specific to the auditory modality, despite convincing evidence that speech processing is bimodal. The theoretical and clinical roles of speech-reading for speech perception, however, have received little attention in speech-language therapy. Aims: The role of speech-read information for speech…
Descriptors: Deafness, Infants, Adults, Auditory Perception
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Law, J.; Campbell, C.; Roulstone, S.; Adams, C.; Boyle, J. – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2008
Background: Receptive language impairment (RLI) is one of the most significant indicators of negative sequelae for children with speech and language disorders. Despite this, relatively little is known about the most effective treatments for these children in the primary school period. Aims: To explore the relationship between the reported practice…
Descriptors: Communication Problems, Intervention, Language Impairments, Measures (Individuals)