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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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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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Cadório, Inês; Lousada, Marisa; Martins, Paula; Figueiredo, Daniela – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2017
Background: Cognitive-linguistic treatments and interventions targeting communication have been developed within the context of primary progressive aphasia (PPA), however knowledge about the scope of generalization and maintenance of therapy gains considering PPA subtypes remains scarce and awaits systematic investigation. Aims: To analyse the…
Descriptors: Aphasia, Generalization, Maintenance, Outcomes of Treatment
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Hancock, Adrienne B.; Garabedian, Laura M. – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2013
Background: People transitioning from male to female (MTF) gender seek speech-language pathology services when they feel their voice is betraying their genuine self or perhaps is the last obstacle to representing their authentic gender. Speaking fundamental frequency (pitch) and resonance are most often targets in treatment because the combination…
Descriptors: Gender Issues, Sexual Identity, Speech Language Pathology, Intonation
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Webster, Janet; Whitworth, Anne – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2012
Background: In recent years there has been significant interest in the differential processing of nouns and verbs in people with aphasia, but more limited consideration about whether the differences have implications for therapy. It remains unclear whether verbs can be treated in a similar way to nouns or should be treated using approaches that…
Descriptors: Therapy, Verbs, Nouns, Aphasia