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Sproson, Lise; Pownall, Sue; Enderby, Pam; Freeman, Jenny – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2018
Background: Dysphagia is common after stroke, affecting up to 50% of patients initially. It can lead to post-stroke pneumonia, which causes 30% of stroke-related deaths, a longer hospital stay and poorer health outcomes. Dysphagia care post-stroke generally focuses on the management of symptoms, via modified oral intake textures and adapted…
Descriptors: Randomized Controlled Trials, Physical Disabilities, Eating Disorders, Pilot Projects
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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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Hesketh, Anne; Dima, Evgenia; Nelson, Veronica – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2007
Background: Awareness of individual phonemes in words is a late-acquired level of phonological awareness that usually develops in the early school years. It is generally agreed to have a close relationship with early literacy development, but its role in speech change is less well understood. Speech and language therapy for children with speech…
Descriptors: Speech Therapy, Phonemes, Stimulation, Reading Skills
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Greenwood, Nan; Wright, Jannet A.; Bithell, Christine – International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, 2006
Background: Communication disorders affect both sexes and people from all ethnic groups, but members of minority ethnic groups and males in the UK are underrepresented in the speech and language therapy profession. Research in the area of recruitment is limited, but a possible explanation is poor awareness and understanding of speech and language…
Descriptors: Student Recruitment, College Students, Speech Therapy, Allied Health Personnel
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Crichton-Smith, Isobel; Wright, Jannet; Stackhouse, Joy – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2003
Background: Past research has indicated that speech and language therapists hold some negative attitudes towards people who stammer, their parents and the treatment of stammering. However, studies on attitudes towards stammering have predominantly focussed on therapists in the USA. Recent trends towards earlier intervention suggest that more…
Descriptors: Negative Attitudes, Stuttering, Early Intervention, Speech Language Pathology
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Baxendale, Janet; Hesketh, Anne – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2003
Background: Both direct (clinician to child) and indirect (clinician to carer) approaches are currently used in the management of children with language delay, but there is as yet little evidence about their relative effects or resource implications. Aims: This research project compared the Hanen Parent Programme (HPP) in terms of its…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Parents, Intervention, Interaction