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Dooley, Suzanna; Walshe, Margaret – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2019
Background: Cognitive communication difficulties are a characteristic feature of dementia. These deficits have negative effects on all aspects of daily life. Yet, there are few options for standardized assessment of cognitive communication skills in people with dementia. Aims: To review published cognitive-communication assessments to determine…
Descriptors: Communication Problems, Dementia, Communication Skills, Evaluation Methods
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Huang, Anne J. R.; Siyambalapitiya, Samantha; Cornwell, Petrea – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2019
Background: Speech pathologists who work with culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) adults with acquired communication disorders (ACDs), in predominately English-speaking countries, are legally and ethically bound to work with professional interpreters to overcome language barriers and provide equitable services. As levels of migration and…
Descriptors: Speech Language Pathology, Professional Personnel, Adults, Diversity
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Jackson, Emily; Leitão, Suze; Claessen, Mary; Boyes, Mark – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2019
Background: The ability to learn new words is critical in the development of oral and written language, and significantly impacts engagement in social, academic and vocational situations. Many studies have evaluated the word-learning process in people with developmental language disorder (DLD). However, methodologies for assessment are…
Descriptors: Developmental Disabilities, Language Impairments, Evaluation Methods, Vocabulary Development
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Sekhon, Jasvinder K.; Oates, Jennifer; Kneebone, Ian; Rose, Miranda – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2019
Background: Speech-language therapists use counselling to address the psychological well-being of people affected by post-stroke aphasia. Speech-language therapists report low counselling knowledge, skill and confidence for working in post-stroke aphasia which may be related to a lack of counselling training specific to the needs of this client…
Descriptors: Aphasia, Speech Language Pathology, Speech Therapy, Well Being
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Barnett, Caroline; Armes, Jean; Smith, Christina – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2019
Background: Functional neurological disorder (FND) is common across healthcare settings. The "Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders" states that speech and swallowing symptoms can be present in FND. Despite this, there is a dearth of guidelines for speech and language therapists (SLTs) for this client group. Aims: To…
Descriptors: Speech Impairments, Language Impairments, Physical Disabilities, Speech Language Pathology
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Gallagher, Aoife L.; Murphy, Carol-Anne; Conway, Paul; Perry, Alison – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2019
Background: Inter-professional collaboration (IPC) has been recommended for many years as a means by which the needs of children with developmental language disorders (DLD) can be met at school. However, effective IPC remains difficult to achieve and our knowledge of how to support it is limited. A shared understanding between those involved has…
Descriptors: Language Impairments, Developmental Disabilities, Speech Language Pathology, Intervention
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Wren, Yvonne; Harding, Sam; Goldbart, Juliet; Roulstone, Sue – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2018
Background: Multiple interventions have been developed to address speech sound disorder (SSD) in children. Many of these have been evaluated but the evidence for these has not been considered within a model which categorizes types of intervention. The opportunity to carry out a systematic review of interventions for SSD arose as part of a larger…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Speech Impairments, Intervention, Classification
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Brimo, Danielle; Lund, Emily; Sapp, Alysha – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2018
Background: Syntax is a language skill purported to support children's reading comprehension. However, researchers who have examined whether children with average and below-average reading comprehension score significantly different on spoken-syntax assessments report inconsistent results. Aims: To determine if differences in how syntax is…
Descriptors: Syntax, Reading Comprehension, Scores, Comparative Analysis
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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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Schwarz, Maria; Ward, Elizabeth C.; Ross, Jane; Semciw, Adam – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2018
Background: A delayed or absent swallow reflex is common in dysphagia and can have a significant impact on swallow safety. Recent clinical practice survey data have supported the fact that clinicians continue to use thermo-tactile stimulation (TTS) as a strategy to stimulate key nerve pathways and evoke a swallow reflex for patients with a delayed…
Descriptors: Patients, Physical Disabilities, Eating Disorders, Evaluation Methods
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Thomson, Jennifer; Gee, Melanie; Sage, Karen; Walker, Traci – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2018
Background: Aphasia assessment is traditionally divided into formal and informal approaches. Informal assessment is useful in developing a rich understanding of the person with aphasia's performance, e.g., describing performance in the context of real-world activities, and exploring the impact of environmental and/or partner supports upon…
Descriptors: Informal Assessment, Aphasia, Speech Therapy, Speech Language Pathology
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Hill, Elizabeth; Claessen, Mary; Whitworth, Anne; Boyes, Mark; Ward, Roslyn – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2018
Background: Cognitive impairment, particularly of executive functioning, has been implicated in deficits in spoken discourse production following acquired brain injury (ABI). However, due to variation in the methodologies and heterogeneity of findings across studies, the nature and extent of this association is not well understood. Aims: This…
Descriptors: Brain, Head Injuries, Neurological Impairments, Meta Analysis
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Lowe, Hilary; Henry, Lucy; Müller, Lisa-Maria; Joffe, Victoria L. – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2018
Background: Language disorder and associated vocabulary difficulties can persist into adolescence, and can impact on long-term life outcomes. Previous reviews have shown that a variety of intervention techniques can successfully enhance students' vocabulary skills; however, none has investigated vocabulary intervention specifically for adolescents…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Intervention, Phonology, Semantics
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Davenport, Rachel; Hewat, Sally; Ferguson, Alison; McAllister, Sue; Lincoln, Michelle – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2018
Background: Clinical placements are crucial to the development of skills and competencies in speech-language pathology (SLP) education and, more generally, a requirement of all health professional training programmes. Literature from medical education provides a context for understanding how the environment can be vital to all students' learning.…
Descriptors: Student Placement, Clinical Experience, Speech Language Pathology, Clinical Teaching (Health Professions)
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Eadie, Tanya; Kapsner-Smith, Mara; Bolt, Susan; Sauder, Cara; Yorkston, Kathryn; Baylor, Carolyn – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2018
Background: Beyond the severity of voice, speech and language impairments, one potential predictor of communication success across adult populations with communication disorders may be perceived social support: the expectation that others will provide support if needed. Despite the preponderance of intervention approaches that assume a positive…
Descriptors: Patients, Social Support Groups, Intervention, Communication Disorders
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