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Dyson, Hannah; Solity, Jonathan; Best, Wendy; Hulme, Charles – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2018
Background: Children's vocabulary knowledge is closely related to other measures of language development and to literacy skills and educational attainment. Aim: To use a regression discontinuity design (RDD) to evaluate the effectiveness of a small-group vocabulary intervention programme for children with poor vocabulary knowledge. Methods &…
Descriptors: Children, Vocabulary, Language Acquisition, Small Group Instruction
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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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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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Best, Wendy – International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, 2005
Background: Around one-quarter of children attending language support services have difficulty in retrieving words. Therapy studies with such children have shown that both semantic and phonological techniques can improve word finding. A new approach to intervention is described using a computerized aid that converts letters into sound cues. Aims:…
Descriptors: Therapy, Semantics, Intervention, Cues