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Pring, Tim; Flood, Emma; Dodd, Barbara; Joffe, Victoria – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2012
Background: The majority of speech and language therapists (SLTs) work with children who have speech, language and communication needs. There is limited information about their working practices and clinical experience and their views of how changes to healthcare may impact upon their practice. Aims: To investigate the working practices and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Speech Language Pathology, Allied Health Personnel, Therapy
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Law, James; Zeng, Biao; Lindsay, Geoff; Beecham, Jennifer – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2012
Background: Although economic evaluation has been widely recognized as a key feature of both health services and educational research, for many years there has been a paucity of such studies relevant to services for children with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN), making the application of economic arguments to the development of…
Descriptors: Cost Effectiveness, Research, Intervention, Children
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Read, Jennifer L.; Whittaker, Roger G.; Miller, Nick; Clark, Sue; Taylor, Robert; McFarland, Robert; Turnbull, Douglass – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2012
Background: Mutations of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) cause a broad spectrum of clinical phenotypes. Anecdotal evidence suggests that voice and swallow problems are a common feature of these diseases. Aims: To characterize accurately the prevalence and severity of voice and swallow problems in a large cohort of patients with mitochondrial disease.…
Descriptors: Diseases, Incidence, Severity (of Disability), Voice Disorders
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Fuller, Alison – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2010
Background: Sure Start has been a flagship policy for the UK Labour Government since 1998. Its aim was to improve the life chances of children under five years of age who live in areas of socio-economic disadvantage by means of multi-agency, multidisciplinary Sure Start Local Programmes (SSLPs). Speech and language therapists have played a key…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Disadvantaged Youth, Speech Therapy, Speech Language Pathology
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Lancaster, Gwen; Keusch, Susanna; Levin, Abigail; Pring, Tim; Martin, Susanna – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2010
Background: A survey of clinicians made by Joffe and Pring in 2008 revealed that different approaches exist between researchers and clinicians in the treatment of children with phonological problems. Researchers have examined specific approaches to treatment often giving substantial amounts of therapy and have obtained encouraging results;…
Descriptors: Young Children, Emergent Literacy, Foreign Countries, Parent Participation
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Hersh, Deborah; Cruice, Madeline – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2010
Background: Discharging clients with long-term aphasia from therapy services constitutes a challenging dilemma for practising clinicians for a multitude of reasons. Although discharge was raised and discussed as a contentious issue in the field of aphasiology ten years ago, it remains an aspect of practice which is complex and underexplored. We…
Descriptors: Aphasia, Speech Language Pathology, Allied Health Occupations Education, Allied Health Personnel
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Lee, Mary T.; Gibson, Sam; Hilari, Katerina – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2010
Background: The impact of a total laryngectomy on an individual's life has primarily been measured from a male viewpoint reflecting the demographics of a diagnosis of laryngeal cancer. A small number of studies have looked specifically at females, but very few are comparison studies. Consequently, there is little consistent research regarding any…
Descriptors: Employment Level, Quality of Life, Cancer, Surgery
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Loucas, Tom; Riches, Nick Greatorex; Charman, Tony; Pickles, Andrew; Simonoff, Emily; Chandler, Susie; Baird, Gillian – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2010
Background: The cognitive bases of language impairment in specific language impairment (SLI) and autism spectrum disorders (ASD) were investigated in a novel non-word comparison task which manipulated phonological short-term memory (PSTM) and speech perception, both implicated in poor non-word repetition. Aims: This study aimed to investigate the…
Descriptors: Stimuli, Reaction Time, Autism, Language Impairments
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Lindsay, Geoff; Dockrell, Julie; Desforges, Martin; Law, James; Peacey, Nick – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2010
Background: The UK government set up a review of provision for children and young people with the full range of speech, language and communication needs led by a Member of Parliament, John Bercow. A research study was commissioned to provide empirical evidence to inform the Bercow Review. Aims: To examine the efficiency and effectiveness of…
Descriptors: Speech Impairments, Communication Problems, Interviews, Special Needs Students
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Marks, Ian; Stokes, Stephanie F. – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2010
Background: Children with word-finding difficulties manifest a high frequency of word-finding characteristics in narrative, yet word-finding interventions have concentrated on single-word treatments and outcome measures. Aims: This study measured the effectiveness of a narrative-based intervention in improving single-word picture-naming and…
Descriptors: Quasiexperimental Design, Intervention, Trend Analysis, Therapy
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Stokes, Stephanie F.; Griffiths, Rebecca – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2010
Background: School-aged children with persisting speech sound disorders (SSDs) may show little improvement in speech accuracy following phonological or articulation therapy. Aims: To determine the effects of establishing consonant production in facilitative vowel contexts for a 7-year-old boy (CD) with persisting post-alveolar fronting. CD had…
Descriptors: Vowels, Phonemes, Articulation (Speech), Phonology
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Palikara, Olympia; Lindsay, Geoff; Dockrell, Julie E. – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2009
Background: Giving young people more and better opportunities to have their voices heard is a key feature of current educational policy and research internationally and in the UK. Aims: To examine the views of young people with a history of specific language impairment (SLI) as they entered post-16 education. Methods & Procedures: A total of…
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Student Attitudes, Language Impairments, Educational Policy
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Bloch, Steven; Wilkinson, Ray – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2009
Background: Acquired progressive dysarthria is traditionally assessed, rated, and researched using measures of speech perception and intelligibility. The focus is commonly on the individual with dysarthria and how speech deviates from a normative range. A complementary approach is to consider the features and consequences of dysarthric speech as…
Descriptors: Intervals, Speech Impairments, Auditory Perception, Interaction
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Walshe, Margaret; Peach, Richard K.; Miller, Nick – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2009
Background: The psychosocial impact of acquired dysarthria on the speaker is well recognized. To date, speech-and-language therapists have no instrument available to measure this construct. This has implications for outcome measurement and for planning intervention. This paper describes the Dysarthria Impact Profile (DIP), an instrument that has…
Descriptors: Head Injuries, Semantic Differential, Measures (Individuals), Psychometrics
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Loan-Clarke, John; Arnold, John; Coombs, Crispin; Bosley, Sara; Martin, Caroline – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2009
Background: Research into recruitment, retention and return of speech and language therapists in the National Health Service (NHS) is relatively limited, particularly in respect of understanding the factors that drive employment choice decisions. Aims: To identify what factors influence speech and language therapists working in the NHS to stay,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Allied Health Personnel, Health Services, Profiles
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