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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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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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Daniluk, Beata; Borkowska, Aneta R. – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2020
Background: Behavioural and neuropsychological studies on elderly populations concentrate on many aspects of cognitive functioning, but significantly less research concerns communication processes, including aspects of verbal communication skills, pragmatic issues that are important for performing social tasks at every age. Aims: To characterize…
Descriptors: Verbal Communication, Pragmatics, Older Adults, Foreign Countries
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Swain, Nathaniel R.; Eadie, Patricia A.; Snow, Pamela C. – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2020
Background: Adolescents in contact with youth justice are a vulnerable and marginalized group at high risk of developmental language disorder (DLD) and other communication difficulties. Though preliminary studies have demonstrated the benefits of speech and language therapy (SLT) services in youth justice, limited research has empirically tested…
Descriptors: Adolescents, At Risk Persons, Intervention, Communication Skills
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Monroe, Penelope; Halaki, Mark; Kumfor, Fiona; Ballard, Kirrie J. – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2020
Background: Acquired brain injury (ABI), such as Parkinson's disease, dementia or stroke, can result in communication difficulties that lead to an impoverished ability to connect meaningfully with others. Choral singing is a complex task that uses multiple brain regions which are also responsible for language and communication skills. The…
Descriptors: Singing, Neurological Impairments, Dementia, Diseases
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Cummins, Clare; Pellicano, Elizabeth; Crane, Laura – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2020
Background: Autistic people require varying levels of support at different stages of their lives. Yet, the healthcare needs of autistic adults are largely unmet. Speech and language therapy (SLT) is one healthcare service that has an important role in supporting autistic people: both with initial diagnosis, and with the ongoing support needed to…
Descriptors: Adults, Attitudes, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Joffe, Victoria L.; Rixon, Lorna; Hulme, Charles – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2019
Background: Although language and communication difficulties are common in secondary school students, there has been limited research into the efficacy of interventions for adolescents with language and communication difficulties. Aims: To investigate the efficacy of teaching assistant (TA)-delivered narrative and vocabulary interventions to…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Secondary School Students, Intervention, Language Impairments
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Dooley, Suzanna; Walshe, Margaret – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2019
Background: Cognitive communication difficulties are a characteristic feature of dementia. These deficits have negative effects on all aspects of daily life. Yet, there are few options for standardized assessment of cognitive communication skills in people with dementia. Aims: To review published cognitive-communication assessments to determine…
Descriptors: Communication Problems, Dementia, Communication Skills, Evaluation Methods
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Behn, Nicholas; Marshall, Jane; Togher, Leanne; Cruice, Madeline – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2019
Background: Cognitive-communication disorders are common following an acquired brain injury (ABI). Remediation should involve individualized goal-setting, yet few reports describe the effectiveness of setting communication goals in a group setting. Aims: To describe a process for setting and achieving goals for people with ABI. Methods &…
Descriptors: Head Injuries, Brain, Communication Problems, Interpersonal Communication
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Wray, Faye; Clarke, David; Forster, Anne – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2019
Background: Interest in how stroke survivors might be better supported to manage life after stroke has grown rapidly in recent years, with a particular emphasis on enabling 'self-management'. Post-stroke communication difficulties may pose a unique barrier to longer term adaptation and adjustment. It is important to understand how stroke survivors…
Descriptors: Neurological Impairments, Brain, Communication Problems, Communication Skills
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Boyce, Jessica O.; Sanchez, Katherine; Amor, David J.; Reilly, Sheena; Da Costa, Annette; Kilpatrick, Nicky; Morgan, Angela T. – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2019
Background: Submucous cleft palate (SMCP) has a heterogeneous presentation and is often identified late or misdiagnosed. Diagnosis is prompted by speech, resonance or feeding symptoms associated with velopharyngeal insufficiency. However, the broader impacts of SMCP on communication have rarely been examined and therefore are poorly understood.…
Descriptors: Human Body, Speech Impairments, Communication Problems, Communication Skills
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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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Theodoros, Deborah; Aldridge, Danielle; Hill, Anne J.; Russell, Trevor – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2019
Background: Communication and swallowing disorders are highly prevalent in people with Parkinson's disease (PD). Maintenance of functional communication and swallowing over time is challenging for the person with PD and their families and may lead to social isolation and reduced quality of life if not addressed. Speech and language therapists…
Descriptors: Diseases, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Communication Skills, Communication Problems
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