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Waller, Annalu – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2019
Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) has been transformed by the social media revolution made possible by the emergence of mobile technology. The cumbersome dedicated devices of the 1970s have evolved into a burgeoning AAC app industry. However, the limited use and abandonment of AAC technologies remains high. Unlocking the untapped…
Descriptors: Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Handheld Devices, Design, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Alt, Mary; Meyers, Christina; Ancharski, Alexandra – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2012
Background: Language treatment for children with specific language impairment (SLI) often takes months to achieve moderate results. Interventions often do not incorporate the principles that are known to affect learning in unimpaired learners. Aims: To outline some key findings about learning in typical populations and to suggest a model of how…
Descriptors: Language Impairments, Children, Therapy, Intervention
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Garrett, Zoe; Thomas, James – International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, 2006
Background: The advent of evidence-based healthcare has seen a rise in the use of systematic reviews to bring together the findings from research studies. The use of systematic reviews in speech and language therapy (SLT) was criticized in this journal in 2004 by T. R. Pring. It was claimed that their findings are misleading due to the potential…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Statistical Analysis, Qualitative Research, Speech Therapy
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Schlosser, Ralf W.; Wendt, Oliver; Bhavnani, Suresh; Nail-Chiwetalu, Barbara – International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, 2006
Background: Efficient library searches for research evidence are critical to practitioners who wish to engage in evidence-based practice (EBP) as well as researchers who seek to develop systematic reviews. Aims: This review will propose the benefits of the search technique "Pearl Growing" ("Traditional Pearl Growing") as well…
Descriptors: Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Bibliographies, Literature Reviews, Search Strategies