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Antonsson, Malin; Johansson, Charlotte; Hartelius, Lena; Henriksson, Ingrid; Longoni, Francesca; Wengelin, Åsa – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2018
Background: Low-grade glioma (LGG) is a type of brain tumour often situated in or near areas involved in language, sensory or motor functions. Depending on localization and tumour characteristics, language or cognitive impairments due to tumour growth and/or surgical resection are obvious risks. One task that may be at risk is writing, both…
Descriptors: Patients, Surgery, Cancer, Brain
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Johansson, Kerstin; Seiger, Åke; Forsén, Malin; Holmgren Nilsson, Jeanette; Hartelius, Lena; Schalling, Ellika – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2018
Background: Respiratory muscle impairment following cervical spinal cord injury (CSCI) may lead to reduced voice function, although the individual variation is large. Voice problems in this population may not always receive attention since individuals with CSCI face other, more acute and life-threatening issues that need/receive attention.…
Descriptors: Injuries, Neurological Impairments, Verbal Communication, Voice Disorders
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Eriksson, Karin; Hartelius, Lena; Saldert, Charlotta – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2016
Background: Communication partner training (CPT) has been shown to improve the communicative environment of people with aphasia. Interaction-focused training is one type of training that provides an individualized intervention to participants. Although shown to be effective, outcomes have mostly been evaluated in non-experimental case studies.…
Descriptors: Aphasia, Training, Cooperative Learning, Interaction
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Lagerberg, Tove B.; Johnels, Jakob Åsberg; Hartelius, Lena; Persson, Christina – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2015
Background: The assessment of intelligibility is an essential part of establishing the severity of a speech disorder. The intelligibility of a speaker is affected by a number of different variables relating, "inter alia," to the speech material, the listener and the listener task. Aims: To explore the impact of the number of…
Descriptors: Speech Impairments, Articulation Impairments, Articulation (Speech), Severity (of Disability)
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Carlsson, Emilia; Hartelius, Lena; Saldert, Charlotta – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2014
Background: A communicative disability interferes with the affected person's ability to take active part in social interaction, but non-disabled communication partners may use different strategies to support communication. However, it is not known whether similar strategies can be used to compensate for different types of communicative…
Descriptors: Communication Strategies, Spouses, Communication Disorders, Neurological Impairments
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Lagerberg, Tove B.; Åsberg, Jakob; Hartelius, Lena; Persson, Christina – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2014
Background: Intelligibility is a speaker's ability to convey a message to a listener. Including an assessment of intelligibility is essential in both research and clinical work relating to individuals with communication disorders due to speech impairment. Assessment of the intelligibility of spontaneous speech can be used as an overall…
Descriptors: Children, Measures (Individuals), Comprehension, Pronunciation
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Hartelius, Lena; Jonsson, Maria; Rickeberg, Anneli; Laakso, Katja – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2010
Background: As an effect of the cognitive, emotional and motor symptoms associated with Huntington's disease, communicative interaction is often dramatically changed. No study has previously included the subjective reports on this subject from individuals with Huntington's disease. Aims: To explore the qualitative aspects of how communication is…
Descriptors: Genetic Disorders, Neurological Impairments, Adults, Family (Sociological Unit)
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Ferm, Ulrika; Sahlin, Anna; Sundin, Linda; Hartelius, Lena – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2010
Background: Many individuals with Huntington's disease experience reduced functioning in cognition, language and communication. Talking Mats is a visually based low technological augmentative communication framework that supports communication in people with different cognitive and communicative disabilities. Aims: To evaluate Talking Mats as a…
Descriptors: Diseases, Neurological Impairments, Communication Problems, Interpersonal Communication
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Saldert, Charlotta; Fors, Angelika; Stroberg, Sofia; Hartelius, Lena – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2010
Background: Huntington's disease not only affects motor speech control, but also may have an impact on the ability to produce and understand language in communication. Aims: The ability to comprehend basic and complex discourse was investigated in three different stages of Huntington's disease. Methods & Procedures: In this experimental group…
Descriptors: Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Sentences, Communication Problems