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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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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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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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Jørgensen, Line Dahl; Willadsen, Elisabeth – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2020
Background: Speech-sound development in preschoolers with unilateral cleft lip and palate (UCLP) as a group is delayed/disordered, and obstruents comprise the most vulnerable sound class. Aims: To evaluate the development of obstruent correctness (PCC-obs) and error types (cleft speech characteristics (CSCs) and developmental speech…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Speech Communication, Congenital Impairments, Foreign Countries
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Le, Ha N. D.; Le, Long K. D.; Nguyen, Phuong K.; Mudiyanselage, Shalika B.; Eadie, Patricia; Mensah, Fiona; Sciberras, Emma; Gold, Lisa – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2020
Background: Low language (LL) is a common childhood condition affecting 7-17% of children. It is associated with life-long adverse outcomes and can affect various aspects of a child's life. However, the literature on its impact on health-related quality of life (HRQoL), service use and costs are limited. To date, there has been no systematic…
Descriptors: Quality of Life, Language Impairments, Correlation, Decision Making
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Pluck, Graham; Barajas, Brittany M.; Hernandez-Rodriguez, José L.; Martínez, María A. – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2020
Background: People experiencing homelessness are at increased risk of neurological disorder due to multiple factors such as substance abuse, infection, and higher rates of serious mental illness and traumatic brain injury. This could affect cognitive and language skills. Indeed, past research has suggested that certain language-related skills tend…
Descriptors: Homeless People, Language Skills, At Risk Persons, Neurological Impairments
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Güven, Selçuk; Leonard, Laurence B. – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2020
Background: Turkish has a rich system of noun suffixes, and although its complex suffixation system may seem daunting, it can actually present a learning opportunity for children. Despite its unique features, Turkish has not been studied extensively, especially in the case of children with language deficits, such as developmental language disorder…
Descriptors: Nouns, Morphemes, Turkish, Preschool Children
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Bose, Arpita; Höbler, Fiona; Saddy, Douglas – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2019
Background: Severe word production difficulties remain one of the most challenging clinical symptoms to treat in individuals with jargon aphasia. Clinically, it is important to determine why some individuals with jargon aphasia improve following therapy when others do not. We report a therapy study with AM, an individual with severe neologistic…
Descriptors: Jargon, Aphasia, Phonological Awareness, Therapy
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Bailey, Dallin J.; Bunker, Lisa; Mauszycki, Shannon; Wambaugh, Julie L. – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2019
Background: Acquired apraxia of speech (AOS) involves speech-production deficits on both the segmental and suprasegmental levels. Recent research has identified a non-linear interaction between the metrical structure of bisyllabic words and word-production accuracy in German speakers with AOS, with trochaic words (strong-weak stress) being…
Descriptors: Accuracy, Suprasegmentals, Phonology, German
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Gunn, Anthony; Menzies, Ross G.; Onslow, Mark; O'Brian, Sue; Packman, Ann; Lowe, Robyn; Helgadóttir, Fjóla Dögg; Jones, Mark – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2019
Background: iGlebe is a fully automated internet treatment program for adults who stutter that has been shown, in some cases, to reduce anxiety and effectively manage social anxiety disorder for many participants. No such automated internet treatment program exists for adolescents who stutter. Aims: The present paper reports a Phase I trial of an…
Descriptors: Stuttering, Quality of Life, Cognitive Restructuring, Behavior Modification
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Lavoie, Monica; Bier, Nathalie; Macoir, Joël – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2019
Background: Aphasia is an acquired language disorder that occurs secondary to brain injury, such as stroke. It causes communication difficulties that have a significant impact on quality of life and social relationships. Although the efficacy of speech-language therapy has been clearly demonstrated in this population, long-term services are…
Descriptors: Aphasia, Neurological Impairments, Communication Problems, Telecommunications
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Evans, Kelli J.; Evans, David L. – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2019
Background: Although long-term social challenges following traumatic brain injury (TBI) are well documented, the challenges of establishing new relationships following TBI are less understood. Aims: To examine how the type of non-verbal cues produced by an unfamiliar communication partner impacts feelings of relationship closeness by people with…
Descriptors: Cues, Nonverbal Communication, Brain, Injuries
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Turkington, Leisa; Ward, Elizabeth C.; Farrell, Anna; Porter, Linda; Wall, Laurelie R. – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2019
Background: The need for effective compensatory strategies in neurogenic dysphagia management has led to the exploration of sensory enhancement strategies (SES), such as carbonated liquids. Despite some positive findings, evidence related to the efficacy of carbonation as an SES is limited. Aims: To determine if carbonated thin liquids reduced…
Descriptors: Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Physiology, Video Technology, Genetics
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