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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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Croteau, Claire; McMahon-Morin, Paméla; Le Dorze, Guylaine; Baril, Geneviève – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2020
Background: Communication is at the heart of relationships, especially for couples. When language is altered, as it is in aphasia, communication in couples can be affected. Aims: To explore how members of a couple perceive the impact of aphasia on their communication. Methods & Procedures: Nine French-speaking couples participated in the…
Descriptors: Aphasia, Interpersonal Communication, Spouses, French
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Levy, Erika S.; Moya-Galé, 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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Laakso, Minna; Salmenlinna, Inkeri; Aaltonen, Tarja; Koskela, Inka; Ruusuvuori, Johanna – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2019
Background: To manage conversational breakdowns, individuals with hearing loss (HL) often have to request their interlocutors to repeat or clarify. Aims: To examine how middle-aged hearing aid (HA) users manage conversational breakdowns by using open-class repair initiations (e.g., questions such as "sorry," "what" and…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Communication, Hearing Impairments, Adults, Communication Strategies
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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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May, Auriel A.; Dada, Shakila; Murray, Janice – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2019
Background: Communication is an important priority in dementia research. Communication strategies and scaffolds, specifically through augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), offer vital compensatory support for persons with dementia in an attempt to maintain the latter's quality of life and well-being through participation with others.…
Descriptors: Intervention, Dementia, Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Quality of Life
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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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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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Bruce, Carolyn; Newton, Caroline – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2019
Background: Many people with aphasia have word-finding difficulties, with some showing particular difficulties with verbs. Picture-naming therapy is often used to improve naming, but gains are usually limited to therapy items and do not transfer to conversation. Therapy where words are produced in sentences and in real-life activities may be more…
Descriptors: Aphasia, Intervention, Learning Activities, Speech Language Pathology