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Cipani, Ennio – Communique, 2019
This article discusses a three-phase model aimed at obtaining vocal speech with students who display selective mutism at school. The three phases discussed include: (1) establishing reinforcer influence; (2) enhancing motivation to speak; and (3) generalize to nontherapy settings. The utilization of this approach to get speech to occur and…
Descriptors: Therapy, Anxiety Disorders, Speech, Models
Watts, Christopher R. – EBP Briefs (Evidence-based Practice Briefs), 2012
Does behavioral voice therapy effectively improve voice quality and eliminate or reduce the size of vocal fold pathology in school-age children who have vocal nodules? An evidence-based practice intervention review was conducted to answer this research question. The following resources were searched: Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health…
Descriptors: Therapy, Human Body, Intervention, Voice Disorders
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Pennington, Lindsay; Lombardo, Eftychia; Steen, Nick; Miller, Nick – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2018
Background: The speech intelligibility of children with dysarthria and cerebral palsy has been observed to increase following therapy focusing on respiration and phonation. Aims: To determine if speech intelligibility change following intervention is associated with change in acoustic measures of voice. Methods & Procedures: We recorded 16…
Descriptors: Children, Cerebral Palsy, Speech, Acoustics
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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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Haley, Janet L.; Heick, Patrick F.; Luiselli, James K. – Child & Family Behavior Therapy, 2010
This study examined the use of an antecedent-based intervention to reduce the vocal stereotypy of a student diagnosed with Autism within the general education classroom. The student displayed frequent nonfunctional speech and disruptive vocal sounds. An antecedent-based intervention, involving the use of qualitatively different cards--to cue the…
Descriptors: Cues, Intervention, Autism, Mainstreaming
Miguel, Caio F.; Clark, Kathy; Tereshko, Lisa; Ahearn, William H. – Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 2009
Although response interruption and redirection (RIRD) has been shown to be successful in reducing vocal stereotypy, recent reports have suggested that selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) may also reduce these behaviors. The purpose of the current investigation was to examine the effects of RIRD with and without sertraline on…
Descriptors: Behavior Modification, Autism, Behavior Problems, Drug Therapy
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Highman, Chantelle; Hennessey, Neville; Sherwood, Mellanie; Leitao, Suze – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2008
Parents of children with suspected Childhood Apraxia of Speech (sCAS, n = 20), Specific Language Impairment (SLI, n = 20), and typically developing speech and language skills (TD, n = 20) participated in this study, which aimed to quantify and compare reports of early vocal development. Via a questionnaire, parents reported on their child's early…
Descriptors: Language Impairments, Children, Parents, Longitudinal Studies
Crowe, Barbara, Ed. – American Music Therapy Association, 2007
Whether new to the profession or an experienced clinician, this text provides a wealth of state-of-the-art information for undergraduates, graduates and professionals. This volume covers the wide range of mental disorder diagnoses and addresses specific populations such as forensic and drug and alcohol rehabilitation. How music therapy is used…
Descriptors: Music, Mental Disorders, Psychotherapy, Music Therapy
Barnes, Geoffrey Prescott – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Drawing upon video recordings over two years, teacher interviews, school reports, and field notes, this practitioner research study described and analyzed 16 video excerpts from a music therapy group in a public preschool class serving 14 children with autism, for durations ranging from two to sixteen months. The research centered on three of the…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Verbal Communication, Nonverbal Communication, Music
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Gilkerson, Jill; Richards, Jeffrey A.; Greenwood, Charles R.; Montgomery, Judy K. – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2017
This article describes the development and validation of the Developmental Snapshot, a 52-item parent questionnaire on child language and vocal communication development that can be administered monthly and scored automatically. The Snapshot was created to provide an easily administered monthly progress monitoring tool that enables parents to…
Descriptors: Language Acquisition, Child Language, Infants, Toddlers
Buddenhagen, Ronald G. – 1971
Behavior modification as an attack upon the problem of mutism in mongoloid children establishes the basis of the text. Case histories of four children in a state institution present the specific strategy of speech therapy using verbal conditioning. Imitation and attending behavior, verbal chaining, phonetic theory, social reinforcement,…
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Down Syndrome, Exceptional Child Education, Institutionalized Persons
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Klein, Harriet B.; McAllister Byun, Tara; Davidson, Lisa; Grigos, Maria I. – American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 2013
Purpose: This study explored relationships among perceptual, ultrasound, and acoustic measurements of children's correct and misarticulated /r/ sounds. Longitudinal data documenting changes across these parameters were collected from 2 children who acquired /r/ over a period of intervention and were compared with data from children with typical…
Descriptors: Speech Impairments, Articulation (Speech), Acoustics, Measures (Individuals)
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Scharfstein, Lindsay A.; Beidel, Deborah C.; Rendon Finnell, Laura; Distler, Aaron; Carter, Nathan T. – Behavior Modification, 2011
In a randomized trial for children with social phobia (SP), Social Effectiveness Therapy for Children (SET-C; a treatment consisting of exposure and social skills training) and fluoxetine were more effective than pill placebo in reducing social distress and behavioral avoidance, but only SET-C demonstrated significantly improved overall social…
Descriptors: Anxiety Disorders, Paralinguistics, Interpersonal Competence, Drug Therapy
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Chang, Susanna; Himle, Michael B.; Tucker, Benjamin T. P.; Woods, Douglas W.; Piacentini, John – Child & Family Behavior Therapy, 2009
This article describes the development and initial psychometric properties of the Parent Tic Questionnaire (PTQ)--a new measure assessing the number, frequency, and intensity of motor and vocal tics in children and adolescents with Chronic Tic Disorder (CTD). Parents of 40 children with a CTD completed the PTQ as part of a larger assessment…
Descriptors: Neurological Impairments, Measures (Individuals), Psychometrics, Severity (of Disability)
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Deal, Randolph E.; And Others – Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, 1976
Descriptors: Clinical Diagnosis, Followup Studies, Identification, Medical Services
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