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Stansfield, Jois; Armstrong, Linda – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2016
Background: Following a content analysis of the first 10 years of the UK professional journal "Speech," this study was conducted to survey the published work of the speech (and language) therapy profession in the 20 years following the unification of two separate professional bodies into the College of Speech Therapists. Aim: To…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Speech Language Pathology, Professional Personnel, History
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Snow, Pamela C.; Sanger, Dixie D.; Caire, Laura M.; Eadie, Patricia A.; Dinslage, Teagan – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2015
Background: Speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) are strongly overrepresented in young offender populations, and there is growing commitment internationally to ensuring access to speech-language therapy services for such young people. However there is currently no framework in which such interventions might be conceptualized, delivered…
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, Interpersonal Communication, Speech Language Pathology, Delinquent Rehabilitation
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Reilly, Sheena; Bishop, Dorothy V. M.; Tomblin, Bruce – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2014
Background: There is no agreed terminology for describing childhood language problems. In this special issue Reilly et al. and Bishop review the history of the most widely used label, "specific language impairment" (SLI), and discuss the pros and cons of various terms. Commentators from a range of backgrounds, in terms of both discipline…
Descriptors: Vocabulary, Language Impairments, Children, Clinical Diagnosis
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Waring, R.; Knight, R. – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2013
Background: Children with speech sound disorders (SSD) form a heterogeneous group who differ in terms of the severity of their condition, underlying cause, speech errors, involvement of other aspects of the linguistic system and treatment response. To date there is no universal and agreed-upon classification system. Instead, a number of…
Descriptors: Speech Impairments, Classification, Etiology, Speech Language Pathology
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Kapalkova, Svetlana; Polisenska, Kamila; Vicenova, Zuzana – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2013
Background: Non-word repetition (NWR) tasks have been found to correlate with language skills and to discriminate between groups of typically developing (TD) children and children with speci?c language impairment (SLI) across languages. Aims: The main aim was to develop an easily-administered NWR screening test that could discriminate between…
Descriptors: Slavic Languages, Language Skills, Correlation, Repetition
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Smith, Sarah K.; Roddam, Hazel; Sheldrick, Heulwen – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2012
Background: Dysphagia is a common symptom of Parkinson's disease and can have negative consequences for physical health and quality of life. A variety of treatment options are available to clinicians working with people who have dysphagia and Parkinson's disease. These options can be broadly categorized as being compensatory or rehabilitative in…
Descriptors: Evidence, Quality of Life, Diseases, Physical Health
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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
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McCurtin, Arlene; Roddam, Hazel – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2012
Background: Speech and language therapists are encouraged to be evidence-based practitioners in contemporary clinical practice. This apparently signifies their commitment to "good" practice. An examination of evidence-based practice (EBP) and its adoption in clinical practice is therefore warranted. Aims: This paper aims to explore EBP,…
Descriptors: Evidence, Research, Allied Health Personnel, Speech Language Pathology
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Snowling, Margaret J.; Hulme, Charles – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2012
Against a backdrop of research on individual differences in reading disorders, this review considers a range of effective interventions to promote reading and language skills evaluated by our group. The review begins by contrasting the reading profiles seen in dyslexia and reading comprehension impairment and then argues that different…
Descriptors: Intervention, Children, Reading Difficulties, Dyslexia
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Baxter, Susan; Enderby, Pam; Evans, Philippa; Judge, Simon – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2012
Background: There has been a rapid growth in recent years of available technologies for individuals with communication difficulties. Research in the area is currently underdeveloped with practitioners having a limited body of work on which to draw to guide the process of intervention. Concerns have been raised that this newly developed technology…
Descriptors: Evidence, Outcome Measures, Intervention, Augmentative and Alternative Communication
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Domsch, Celeste; Richels, Corrin; Saldana, Michelle; Coleman, Cardin; Wimberly, Clayton; Maxwell, Lauren – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2012
Background: Children who do not produce single words by the expected age have been described as "late talkers" or as demonstrating "late language emergence" (LLE). Although their short-term growth in vocabulary is often strong, longer-term consequences of LLE remain in dispute. It has been argued that the majority of school-age…
Descriptors: Standardized Tests, Syntax, Diachronic Linguistics, Language Impairments
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Beecham, Jennifer; Law, James; Zeng, Biao; Lindsay, Geoff – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2012
Background: There are few economic evaluations of speech and language interventions. Such work requires underpinning by an accurate estimate of the costs of the intervention. This study seeks to address some of the complexities of this task by applying existing approaches of cost estimation to interventions described in published effectiveness…
Descriptors: Speech Language Pathology, Intervention, Cost Effectiveness, Unit Costs
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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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McAllister, Sue; Lincoln, Michelle; Ferguson, Alison; McAllister, Lindy – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2010
Background: Workplace-based learning is a critical component of professional preparation in speech pathology. A validated assessment of this learning is seen to be "the gold standard", but it is difficult to develop because of design and validation issues. These issues include the role and nature of judgement in assessment, challenges in…
Descriptors: Workplace Learning, Allied Health Occupations Education, Allied Health Personnel, Speech Language Pathology
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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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