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Levy, Erika S.; Moya-GalĂ©, Gemma; Chang, Younghwa Michelle; Campanelli, Luca; MacLeod, Andrea A. N.; Escorial, Sergio; Maillart, Christelle – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2020
Background: Articulatory excursion and vocal intensity are reduced in many children with dysarthria due to cerebral palsy (CP), contributing to the children's intelligibility deficits and negatively affecting their social participation. However, the effects of speech-treatment strategies for improving intelligibility in this population are…
Descriptors: French, Speech Impairments, Voice Disorders, Interpersonal Communication
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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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Morgan, Lydia; Marshall, Julie; Harding, Sam; Powell, Gaye; Wren, Yvonne; Coad, Jane; Roulstone, Sue – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2019
Background: Several studies have suggested that practitioners hold speech and language therapy (SLT) practice as tacit and consequently it is difficult for the therapist to describe. The current study uses a range of knowledge elicitation (KE) approaches, a technique not used before in SLT, as a way of accessing this tacit knowledge. There is…
Descriptors: Speech Language Pathology, Speech Therapy, Preschool Children, Speech Impairments
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Gaile, Jacqueline; Adams, Catherine – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2018
Background: Metacognition is a significant component of complex interventions for children who have developmental language disorders. Research into how metacognition operates in the content or process of developmental language therapy delivery is limited. Identification and description of proposed active therapy components, such as metacognition,…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Speech Therapy, Intervention, Interpersonal Communication
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Johnson, Fiona M.; Best, Wendy; Beckley, Firle Christina; Maxim, Jane; Beeke, Suzanne – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2017
Background: Conversation therapy for aphasia is a complex intervention comprising multiple components and targeting multiple outcomes. UK Medical Research Council (MRC) guidelines published in 2008 recommend that in addition to measuring the outcomes of complex interventions, evaluation should seek to clarify how such outcomes are produced,…
Descriptors: Aphasia, Speech Therapy, Behavior Change, Behavior Theories
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Beckley, Firle; Best, Wendy; Beeke, Suzanne – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2017
Background: Communication strategy training (CST) is a recognized part of UK speech and language therapists' (SLTs) role when working with a person with aphasia. Multiple CST interventions have been published but, to date, there are no published studies exploring clinical practice in this area. Aims: To investigate UK SLTs' current CST practices.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Aphasia, Speech Therapy, Communication Strategies
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Lockton, Elaine; Adams, Catherine; Collins, Anna – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2016
Background: Children who have social communication disorder (CwSCD) demonstrate persistent difficulties with language pragmatics in conversations and other verbal interactions. Speech-language interventions for these children often include promotion of metapragmatic awareness (MPA); that is, the ability to identify explicitly and reflect upon…
Descriptors: Communication Disorders, Speech Language Pathology, Intervention, Interpersonal Communication
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Carragher, Marcella; Sage, Karen; Conroy, Paul – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2015
Background: Capturing evidence of the effects of therapy within everyday communication is the holy grail of aphasia treatment design and evaluation. Whilst impaired sentence production is a predominant symptom of Broca's-type aphasia, the effects of sentence production therapy on everyday conversation have not been investigated. Given the…
Descriptors: Aphasia, Outcomes of Treatment, Syntax, Psycholinguistics
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Herbert, Ruth; Gregory, Emma; Best, Wendy – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2014
Background: Previous studies of therapy for acquired anomia have treated nouns in isolation. The effect on nouns in connected speech remains unclear. In a recent study in 2012, we used a novel noun syntax therapy and found an increase in the number of determiner plus noun constructions in narrative after therapy. Aims: Two aims arose from the…
Descriptors: Aphasia, Nouns, Interpersonal Communication, Personal Narratives
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Beckley, Firle; Best, Wendy; Johnson, Fiona; Edwards, Susan; Maxim, Jane; Beeke, Suzanne – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2013
Background & Aims: A recent systematic review of conversation training for communication partners of people with aphasia has shown that it is effective, and improves participation in conversation for people with chronic aphasia. Other research suggests that people with aphasia are better able to learn communication strategies in an environment…
Descriptors: Speech Therapy, Aphasia, Grammar, Older Adults
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Best, Wendy; Greenwood, Alison; Grassly, Jennie; Hickin, Julie – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2008
Background: Studies of therapy with people with aphasia tend to use impairment-based and functional measures of outcome. The views of participants are not formally evaluated. Current health and socialcare practice requires intervention to be explicitly client-centred and evidence-based. It is therefore important to investigate the broader effects…
Descriptors: Cues, Interpersonal Communication, Aphasia, Language Tests
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Stow, Carol; Dodd, Barbara – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2003
Background: The UK is a multicultural, multilingual society and the majority of paediatric speech and language therapists in England have at least one bilingual child on their caseload. There are many imperatives driving the profession to provide an equitable service for bilingual children. Evidence is beginning to emerge, however, that bilingual…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Speech Therapy, Multilingualism, Bilingualism