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Regan, Julie; Walshe, Margaret; McMahon, Barry P. – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2012
Background: The assessment of adequate upper oesophageal sphincter (UOS) opening during swallowing is an integral component of dysphagia evaluation. Aims: To ascertain speech and language therapists' (SLTs) satisfaction with current methods for assessing UOS function in people with dysphagia and to identify challenges encountered by SLTs with UOS…
Descriptors: Clinical Experience, Foreign Countries, Data Analysis, 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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Mumby, Katharyn; Whitworth, Anne – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2012
Background: Despite recognition of the need for increased long-term support for people with aphasia following stroke, there remains limited evidence for effective service-level interventions. Aims: To evaluate the outcomes and experiences of people participating in the Communication Hub for Aphasia in North Tyneside (CHANT), a 2-year partnership…
Descriptors: Evidence, Program Effectiveness, Intervention, Quality of Life