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Volkmer, Anna; Spector, Aimee; Warren, Jason D.; Beeke, Suzanne – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2019
Background: Primary progressive aphasia (PPA) describes a heterogeneous group of language-led dementias. People with this type of dementia are increasingly being referred to speech and language therapy (SLT) services. Yet, there is a paucity of research evidence focusing on PPA interventions and little is known about SLT practice in terms of…
Descriptors: Aphasia, Speech Therapy, Dementia, Intervention
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Wren, Yvonne; Humphries, Kerry; Stock, Nicola Marie; Rumsey, Nichola; Lewis, Sarah; Davies, Amy; Bennett, Rhiannon; Sandy, Jonathan – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2018
Background: Efforts to increase the evidence base in speech and language therapy are often limited by methodological factors that have restricted the strength of the evidence to the lower levels of the evidence hierarchy. Where higher graded studies, such as randomized controlled trials, have been carried out, it has sometimes been difficult to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Speech Language Pathology, Cohort Analysis, Research Methodology
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Hegarty, Natalie; Titterington, Jill; McLeod, Sharynne; Taggart, Laurence – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2018
Background: Across the world, research has shown that intervention for children with phonological impairment can be both effective and efficient. However, it has also raised concerns about the translation of this evidence to practice, highlighting questions around clinician knowledge and the understanding of approaches, and the intensity of…
Descriptors: Intervention, Children, Phonology, Speech Impairments
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Haley, Allyson; Hulme, Charles; Bowyer-Crane, Claudine; Snowling, Margaret J.; Fricke, Silke – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2017
Background: While practitioners are increasingly asked to be mindful of the evidence base of intervention programmes, evidence from rigorous trials for the effectiveness of interventions that promote oral language abilities in the early years is sparse. Aims: To evaluate the effectiveness of a language intervention programme for children…
Descriptors: Oral Language, Language Skills, Intervention, Preschool Education
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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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Ebbels, Susan H.; Wright, Lisa; Brockbank, Sally; Godfrey, Caroline; Harris, Catherine; Leniston, Hannah; Neary, Kate; Nicoll, Hilary; Nicoll, Lucy; Scott, Jackie; Maric, Nataša – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2017
Background: Evidence of the effectiveness of therapy for older children with (developmental) language disorder (DLD), and particularly those with receptive language impairments, is very limited. The few existing studies have focused on particular target areas, but none has looked at a whole area of a service. Aims: To establish whether for…
Descriptors: Language Impairments, Developmental Delays, Special Schools, Intervention
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Miller, Nick; Bloch, Steven – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2017
Background: A large number of people who experience a stroke are affected by dysarthria. This may be in isolation or in association with aphasia and/or dysphagia. Despite evidence highlighting the psychological and social impact of having post-stroke dysarthria and a number of clinical guidelines that make recommendations for appropriate…
Descriptors: Neurological Impairments, Speech Impairments, Aphasia, Language Impairments
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Armstrong, Linda; Stansfield, Jois; Bloch, Steven – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2017
Background: Following content analyses of the first 30 years of the UK speech and language therapy professional body's journal, this study was conducted to survey the published work of the speech (and language) therapy profession over the last 50 years and trace key changes and themes. Aim: To understand better the development of the UK speech and…
Descriptors: Content Analysis, Journal Articles, Speech Language Pathology, Speech Therapy
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Howell, Peter; Tang, Kevin; Tuomainen, Outi; Chan, Sin Kan; Beltran, Kirsten; Mirawdeli, Avin; Harris, John – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2017
Background: Stuttering and word-finding difficulty (WFD) are two types of communication difficulty that occur frequently in children who learn English as an additional language (EAL), as well as those who only speak English. The two disorders require different, specific forms of intervention. Prior research has described the symptoms of each type…
Descriptors: Stuttering, Communication Problems, English (Second Language), Intervention
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Watson, Rose Mary; Pennington, Lindsay – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2015
Background: Communication difficulties are common in cerebral palsy (CP) and are frequently associated with motor, intellectual and sensory impairments. Speech and language therapy research comprises single-case experimental design and small group studies, limiting evidence-based intervention and possibly exacerbating variation in practice. Aims:…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cerebral Palsy, Communication Problems, Psychomotor Skills
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Goldbart, Juliet; Chadwick, Darren; Buell, Susan – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2014
Background: People with profound intellectual and multiple disabilities (PMLD) have communication impairments as one defining characteristic. Aims: To explore speech and language therapists' (SLTs) decision making in communication interventions for people with PMLD, in terms of the intervention approaches used, the factors informing the decisions…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Allied Health Personnel, Speech Language Pathology, Children
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Williams, Gareth J.; Larkin, Rebecca F.; Blaggan, Samarita – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2013
Background: Young children are often required to carry out writing tasks in an educational context. However, little is known about the patterns of writing skills that children with specific language impairment (CwSLI) have relative to their typically developing peers. Aims: To assess the written language skills of CwSLI and compare these with…
Descriptors: Language Impairments, Written Language, Children, Matched Groups
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Baxendale, Janet; Lockton, Elaine; Adams, Catherine; Gaile, Jacqueline – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2013
Background: Treatment trials that enquire into parents' and teachers' views on speech-language interventions and outcomes for primary school-age children are relatively rare. The current study sought perceptions of the process of intervention and value placed on outcomes resulting from a trial of intervention, the Social Communication Intervention…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary School Students
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Adams, Catherine; Lockton, Elaine; Freed, Jenny; Gaile, Jacqueline; Earl, Gillian; McBean, Kirsty; Nash, Marysia; Green, Jonathan; Vail, Andy; Law, James – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2012
Background: Children who show disproportionate difficulty with the pragmatic as compared with the structural aspects of language are described as having pragmatic language impairment (PLI) or social communication disorder (SCD). Some children who have PLI also show mild social impairments associated with high-functioning autism or autism spectrum…
Descriptors: Language Aptitude, Outcome Measures, Intervention, Speech Therapy
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Adams, Catherine; Lockton, Elaine; Gaile, Jacqueline; Earl, Gillian; Freed, Jenny – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2012
Background: Speech-language interventions are often complex in nature, involving multiple observations, variable outcomes and individualization in treatment delivery. The accepted procedure associated with randomized controlled trials (RCT) of such complex interventions is to develop and implement a manual of intervention in order that reliable…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Intervention, Speech Therapy, Check Lists
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