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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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Behn, Nicholas; Marshall, Jane; Togher, Leanne; Cruice, Madeline – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2019
Background: Cognitive-communication disorders are common following an acquired brain injury (ABI). Remediation should involve individualized goal-setting, yet few reports describe the effectiveness of setting communication goals in a group setting. Aims: To describe a process for setting and achieving goals for people with ABI. Methods &…
Descriptors: Head Injuries, Brain, Communication Problems, Interpersonal Communication
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Wray, Faye; Clarke, David; Forster, Anne – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2019
Background: Interest in how stroke survivors might be better supported to manage life after stroke has grown rapidly in recent years, with a particular emphasis on enabling 'self-management'. Post-stroke communication difficulties may pose a unique barrier to longer term adaptation and adjustment. It is important to understand how stroke survivors…
Descriptors: Neurological Impairments, Brain, Communication Problems, Communication Skills
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Boyce, Jessica O.; Sanchez, Katherine; Amor, David J.; Reilly, Sheena; Da Costa, Annette; Kilpatrick, Nicky; Morgan, Angela T. – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2019
Background: Submucous cleft palate (SMCP) has a heterogeneous presentation and is often identified late or misdiagnosed. Diagnosis is prompted by speech, resonance or feeding symptoms associated with velopharyngeal insufficiency. However, the broader impacts of SMCP on communication have rarely been examined and therefore are poorly understood.…
Descriptors: Human Body, Speech Impairments, Communication Problems, Communication Skills
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Theodoros, Deborah; Aldridge, Danielle; Hill, Anne J.; Russell, Trevor – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2019
Background: Communication and swallowing disorders are highly prevalent in people with Parkinson's disease (PD). Maintenance of functional communication and swallowing over time is challenging for the person with PD and their families and may lead to social isolation and reduced quality of life if not addressed. Speech and language therapists…
Descriptors: Diseases, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Communication Skills, Communication Problems
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Bruce, Carolyn; Newton, Caroline – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2019
Background: Many people with aphasia have word-finding difficulties, with some showing particular difficulties with verbs. Picture-naming therapy is often used to improve naming, but gains are usually limited to therapy items and do not transfer to conversation. Therapy where words are produced in sentences and in real-life activities may be more…
Descriptors: Aphasia, Intervention, Learning Activities, Speech Language Pathology
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Joffe, Victoria L.; Rixon, Lorna; Hulme, Charles – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2019
Background: Although language and communication difficulties are common in secondary school students, there has been limited research into the efficacy of interventions for adolescents with language and communication difficulties. Aims: To investigate the efficacy of teaching assistant (TA)-delivered narrative and vocabulary interventions to…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Secondary School Students, Intervention, Language Impairments
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Willadsen, Elisabeth; Boers, Maria; Schöps, Antje; Kisling-Møller, Mia; Nielsen, Joan Bogh; Jørgensen, Line Dahl; Andersen, Mikael; Bolund, Stig; Andersen, Helene Søgaard – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2018
Background: Differing results regarding articulation skills in young children with cleft palate (CP) have been reported and often interpreted as a consequence of different surgical protocols. Aims: To assess the influence of different timing of hard palate closure in a two-stage procedure on articulation skills in 3-year-olds born with unilateral…
Descriptors: Influences, Young Children, Articulation (Speech), Gender Differences
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Zampini, Laura; Draghi, Lara; Silibello, Gaia; Dall'Ara, Francesca; Rigamonti, Claudia; Suttora, Chiara; Zanchi, Paola; Salerni, Nicoletta; Lalatta, Faustina; Vizziello, Paola – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2018
Background: Children with sex chromosome trisomies (SCT) frequently show problems in language development. However, a clear description of the communicative patterns of these children is still lacking. Aims: To describe the first stages of language development in children with SCT in comparison with those in typically developing (TD) children. The…
Descriptors: Infants, Language Acquisition, Vocabulary Development, Play
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Hall, Karinna; Lind, Christopher; Young, Jessica A.; Okell, Elise; van Steenbrugge, Willem – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2018
Background: Language and memory impairments affect everyday interactions between individuals with dementia and their communication partners. Impaired topic management, which compromises individuals' construction of relevant, meaningful discourse, is commonly reported amongst individuals with dementia. Currently, limited empirical evidence…
Descriptors: Dementia, Memory, Language Impairments, Behavior Patterns
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Lanyon, Lucette; Worrall, Linda; Rose, Miranda – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2018
Background: Participation in a group environment is an inherently complex undertaking for people with aphasia. It involves engaging in multi-person interactions with other people who may have a range of communication strengths and strategies at their disposal. The potential challenges of community aphasia-group participation and practice has had…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Aphasia, Semi Structured Interviews, Speech Therapy
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Heymann, Perrine; Northrup, Jessie B.; West, Kelsey L.; Parladé, Meaghan V.; Leezenbaum, Nina B.; Iverson, Jana M. – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2018
Background: Research indicates that social communicative behaviours develop atypically during the second year in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). This study evaluated whether these behaviours also differed in the extent to which they were coordinated across modalities. Aims: To measure joint attention behaviours (e.g., gaze shifts, gestures),…
Descriptors: Infants, Siblings, Children, Autism
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Groenewold, Rimke; Armstrong, Elizabeth – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2018
Background: Previous research has shown that speakers with aphasia rely on enactment more often than non-brain-damaged language users. Several studies have been conducted to explain this observed increase, demonstrating that spoken language containing enactment is easier to produce and is more engaging to the conversation partner. This paper…
Descriptors: Aphasia, Interpersonal Communication, Brain, Neurological Impairments
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Pozzebon, Margaret; Douglas, Jacinta; Ames, David – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2018
Background: Although primary progressive aphasia (PPA) is characterized by progressive loss of language and communication skills, knowledge about the earliest emerging signs announcing the onset of this condition is limited. Aims: To explore spousal recollections regarding the earliest signs of PPA and to compare the nature of the earliest…
Descriptors: Aphasia, Language Skills, Communication Skills, Interviews
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Krzok, Franziska; Rieger, Verena; Niemann, Katharina; Nobis-Bosch, Ruth; Radermacher, Irmgard; Huber, Walter; Willmes, Klaus; Abel, Stefanie – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2018
Background: SAPS--'Sprachsystematisches Aphasiescreening'--is a novel language-systematic aphasia screening developed for the German language, which already had been positively evaluated. It offers a fast assessment of modality-specific psycholinguistic components at different levels of complexity and the derivation of impairment-based treatment…
Descriptors: Aphasia, Screening Tests, Communication Skills, Neurological Impairments
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