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Manyak, Patrick C.; Manyak, Ann-Margaret; Cimino, Nicole D.; Horton, Amy L. – Reading Teacher, 2019
The authors develop the concept of teaching vocabulary for application (TVA) as a component of comprehensive vocabulary instruction. TVA is instruction that focuses on students' skillful application of small sets of words within academic tasks, such as text analysis and writing. The authors discuss how this instruction, with its extended focus on…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Teaching Methods, Personality Traits, Writing Skills
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Archer, Brent; Azios, Jamie; Azios, Michael; Becerril, Stefanie; Heels, Jane – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2018
Few studies of the ways in which consistency modification might affect dimensions of wellness exist. The aim of this study is to furnish preliminary findings on the effects that consistency modification has on a range of aspects of living. The authors (five speech-language pathologists [SLPs]) restricted our oral intake to thickened liquids and…
Descriptors: Wellness, Speech Language Pathology, Allied Health Personnel, Evidence Based Practice
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Bailey, Rita L.; Angell, Maureen E. – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2005
This study employed a multiple probe design to evaluate the effectiveness of a school-based lunchtime oral-sensory/oral-motor/positive reinforcement program on food acceptance behaviors of three youth with multiple disabilities. Overall dramatic gains in food acceptance behaviors of all participants indicated that trained school personnel were…
Descriptors: Behavior Modification, Stimulation, Positive Reinforcement, Eating Habits
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Santos-Sacchi, Joseph; Allen, Jont B.; Dorman, Michael; Bergeson-Dana, Tonya R. – Volta Review, 2012
These are the proceedings of 2012 AG Bell Research Symposium, presented July 1, 2012, as part of the AG Bell 2012 Convention. The session was moderated by Tamala S. Bradham, Ph.D., CCC-A. The papers presented at the proceedings are the following: (1) The Queens of Audition; (2) Speech Perception and Hearing Loss; (3) The Restoration of Speech…
Descriptors: Speech, Auditory Perception, Language Acquisition, Infants
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Ruscello, Dennis M. – Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 2008
Purpose: This article examines nonspeech oral motor treatments (NSOMTs) in the population of clients with developmental speech sound disorders. NSOMTs are a collection of nonspeech methods and procedures that claim to influence tongue, lip, and jaw resting postures; increase strength; improve muscle tone; facilitate range of motion; and develop…
Descriptors: Stimulation, Investigations, Speech, Physical Disabilities
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McCauley, Rebecca J.; Strand, Edythe; Lof, Gregory L.; Schooling, Tracy; Frymark, Tobi – American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 2009
Purpose: The purpose of this systematic review was to examine the current evidence for the use of oral motor exercises (OMEs) on speech (i.e., speech physiology, speech production, and functional speech outcomes) as a means of supporting further research and clinicians' use of evidence-based practice. Method: The peer-reviewed literature from 1960…
Descriptors: Speech, Teamwork, Physiology, Staff Development
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Knowles, Thea; Adams, Scott G.; Jog, Mandar – Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 2021
Purpose: The aim of this study was to quantify changes in speech intelligibility in two cohorts of people with Parkinson's disease (PD; those with and without deep brain stimulation [DBS]) across a broad range of self-selected speech rate alterations in: (1) read sentences; and (2) extemporaneous speech (monologues). Method: Four speaker groups…
Descriptors: Diseases, Speech Communication, Speech Impairments, Intelligibility
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Icht, Michal; Mama, Yaniv; Taitelbaum-Swead, Riki – Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 2020
Purpose: The aim of this study was to test whether a group of older postlingually deafened cochlear implant users (OCIs) use similar verbal memory strategies to those used by older normal-hearing adults (ONHs). Verbal memory functioning was assessed in the visual and auditory modalities separately, enabling us to eliminate possible modality-based…
Descriptors: Deafness, Assistive Technology, Verbal Communication, Older Adults
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Lof, Gregory L.; Watson, Maggie M. – Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 2008
Purpose: A nationwide survey was conducted to determine if speech-language pathologists (SLPs) use nonspeech oral motor exercises (NSOMEs) to address children's speech sound problems. For those SLPs who used NSOMEs, the survey also identified (a) the types of NSOMEs used by the SLPs, (b) the SLPs' underlying beliefs about why they use NSOMEs, (c)…
Descriptors: Speech Communication, Speech Language Pathology, Likert Scales, Literature
Spangenberg, Cynthia Pont – 1977
Results of a study involving 20 hard of hearing school aged students indicated that Ss in two experimental conditions (language stimulation by Big Brothers or Big Sisters and special training in oral and written language skills with a hearing specialist) increased in the complexity of their oral language more than control Ss did. (CL)
Descriptors: Doctoral Dissertations, Elementary Secondary Education, Exceptional Child Research, Hearing Impairments
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Takai, Osamu; Brown, Steven; Liotti, Mario – Brain and Language, 2010
Somatotopy within the orofacial region of the human motor cortex has been a central concept in interpreting the results of neuroimaging and transcranial magnetic stimulation studies of normal and disordered speech. Yet, somatotopy has been challenged by studies showing overlap among the effectors within the homunculus. In order to address this…
Descriptors: Speech Impairments, Brain Hemisphere Functions, Diagnostic Tests, Meta Analysis
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Proctor, Adele – Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 1990
Three prelinguistic, profoundly deaf children (aged three to four) used a wearable, single channel, vibrotactile communication aid in conjunction with hearing aids during individual speech and language therapy at school. Subjects exhibited a faster than average rate of learning to understand spoken language after the onset of vibrotactile…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Communication Aids (for Disabled), Comprehension, Deafness
Dunn, Lloyd M.; And Others – 1968
The Cooperative Reading Project's purpose was to examine the relative effectiveness of three approaches to the teaching of beginning reading and the effectiveness of oral stimulation. This monograph reports the results of the last year of the project. The experimental reading treatments were: (1) the Initial Teaching Alphabet (ITA), (2) the Words…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests, Disadvantaged Youth, Elementary Education
Zobairi, Nillofur; Gulley, Beverly – 1989
The importance of oral storytelling for children is examined. Inital discussion focuses on: (1) the purpose and benefits of storytelling; (2) the importance of storytelling in the early childhood setting; (3) development of language skills, including oral communication, nonverbal communication, and mastery over story material and story language;…
Descriptors: Elementary School Curriculum, Elementary School Students, Guidelines, Individual Development
Poole, Marilyn R.; And Others – 1978
Provided are sample lesson plans for a program to develop pre-language skills in profoundly retarded children and adults. Characteristic of the suggested activities is the stimulation of all sensory channels through structured infant-like play activities in five general areas: oral stimulation, sensory arousal, motor stimulation, vocal play, and…
Descriptors: Individual Activities, Language Acquisition, Mental Retardation, Play
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