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Smith, Jodie; Levickis, Penny; Eadie, Tricia; Bretherton, Lesley; Conway, Laura; Goldfeld, Sharon – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2019
Background: Variations in parenting, more specifically less responsive and more directive parenting, contribute to language difficulties for children experiencing adversity. Further investigation of associations between specific responsive and directive behaviours and child language is required to understand how behaviours shape language over time…
Descriptors: Correlation, Child Language, Mother Attitudes, Mothers
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Ryan, Brooke; Bohan, Jaycie; Kneebone, Ian – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2019
Background: Access to treatments for mood disorders may pose a challenge to individuals with compromised communication ability. Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) have previously reported that their clients with aphasia decline formal psychological support; however, their role in their clients' help-seeking has not been explored. Aims: To…
Descriptors: Help Seeking, Aphasia, Speech Language Pathology, Allied Health Personnel
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Bhagwat, Marita; Hewetson, Ronelle; Jones, Lee; Hill, Anne; Nunn, Jennifer; Tosh, Rachel; Cahill, Louise – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2018
Background: To meet rising clinical placement demand caused by increasing health student numbers, the use of paired (two students) rather than single (one student) placement models has been proposed. There is, however, limited research available to inform placement providers about the relative effects of both models on healthcare services,…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Health Services, Placement, Patients
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Shrubsole, Kirstine; Worrall, Linda; Power, Emma; O'Connor, Denise A. – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2018
Background: Effective implementation strategies to improve speech and language therapists' (SLTs) aphasia management practices are needed. Australian SLTs working in the acute setting have reported inconsistent implementation of post-stroke aphasia guideline recommendations. Therefore, implementation efforts to address these gaps are necessary.…
Descriptors: Aphasia, Allied Health Personnel, Speech Language Pathology, Foreign Countries
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Smith, Jodie; Eadie, Tricia; Levickis, Penny; Bretherton, Lesley; Goldfeld, Sharon – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2018
Background: Parent-reported measures of early communication have limitations for use with infants experiencing adversity. Observational measures of early non-verbal and verbal communicative behaviours and mother-child turn-taking may provide a complementary method of capturing early communication skills for these children. Aims: To explore the…
Descriptors: Predictive Validity, Verbal Communication, Nonverbal Communication, Mothers
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Sugden, Eleanor; Baker, Elise; Munro, Natalie; Williams, A. Lynn; Trivette, Carol M. – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2018
Background: When planning evidence-based intervention services for children with phonology-based speech sound disorders (SSD), speech and language therapists (SLTs) need to integrate research evidence regarding service delivery and intervention intensity within their clinical practice. However, relatively little is known about the optimal…
Descriptors: Phonology, Speech Impairments, Speech Language Pathology, Intervention
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Bavin, Edith L.; Sarant, Julia; Leigh, Greg; Prendergast, Luke; Busby, Peter; Peterson, Candida – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2018
Background: Language outcomes for children with cochlear implants (CIs) vary widely, even for those implanted before 2 years of age. Identifying the main influencing factors that account for some of the variability is important in order to provide information to guide appropriate clinical and intervention services for young children with CIs.…
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Language Skills, Child Development, Infants
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Eadie, Patricia; Conway, Laura; Hallenstein, Birgit; Mensah, Fiona; McKean, Cristina; Reilly, Sheena – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2018
Background: Developmental language disorder (DLD) is common in children, but little is known about its association with quality of life (QoL) in middle childhood. QoL is a complex construct, aligning with an individual's sense of well-being and is related to functional limitations associated with DLD. Biopsychosocial models of disability account…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Questionnaires, Child Behavior, Screening Tests
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Byrne, Nicole – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2018
Background: As allied health professions change over time to keep up with and reflect a rapidly changing society, it is quite possible that the people attracted to the profession may also change. If this is the case, then knowing this could be critical for future workforce marketing, training and planning. Aims: The aim was to investigate whether…
Descriptors: Speech Language Pathology, Personality, Generational Differences, Foreign Countries
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Chang, Huey Fang; Power, Emma; O'Halloran, Robyn; Foster, Abby – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2018
Background: Communication partners (CPs) find it challenging to communicate with people with communication disorders post-stroke. Stroke communication partner training (CPT) can enhance CPs' ability to support the communication and participation of people post-stroke. While evidence for the efficacy of aphasia-based CPT is strong, implementation…
Descriptors: Neurological Impairments, Evidence Based Practice, Communication Disorders, Aphasia
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Dacakis, Georgia; Oates, Jennifer; Douglas, Jacinta – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2017
Background: The Transsexual Voice Questionnaire (TVQ[Superscript MtF]) was designed to capture the voice-related perceptions of individuals whose gender identity as female is the opposite of their birth-assigned gender (MtF women). Evaluation of the psychometric properties of the TVQ[Superscript MtF]is ongoing. Aims: To investigate associations…
Descriptors: Sexual Identity, Questionnaires, Measurement Techniques, Femininity
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Armstrong, Rebecca; Arnott, Wendy; Copland, David A.; McMahon, Katie; Khan, Asaduzzaman; Najman, Jake M.; Scott, James G. – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2017
Background: Population-based studies have found that early language delays are associated with poorer long-term outcomes in adolescence and adulthood. Few studies have explored the influence of change in language ability over time on adult outcomes. Aim: To examine the educational, vocational and mental health outcomes for adults accounting for…
Descriptors: Receptive Language, Vocabulary Development, Language Impairments, Adults
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Ward, Elizabeth C.; Jarman, Leigh; Cornwell, Petrea L.; Amsters, Delena I. – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2016
Background: Post-spinal cord injury (SCI), individuals may exhibit mild to moderate impairments in aspects of speech influenced by impaired respiratory support. However, limited research has been conducted into the impact of these impairments on activity and participation when living in the community. Aims: To examine the nature and extent of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Communication Disorders, Injuries, Human Body
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Burdon, Paul; Dipper, Lucy; Cocks, Naomi – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2016
Background: Social perception is an important skill. One assessment that is commonly used to assess social perception abilities is The Awareness of Social Inference Test (TASIT). The only normative data available for this test are for Australian younger adults. Despite no normative data being available for British adults, the test is widely used…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Older Adults, Young Adults, Cognitive Tests
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Hudson, Sophie; Levickis, Penny; Down, Kate; Nicholls, Ruth; Wake, Melissa – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2015
Background: Maternal responsiveness has been shown to predict child language outcomes in clinical samples of children with language delay and non-representative samples of typically developing children. An effective and timely measure of maternal responsiveness for use at the population level has not yet been established. Aims: To determine…
Descriptors: Mothers, Parent Child Relationship, Language Acquisition, Language Impairments
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