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Le, Ha N. D.; Le, Long K. D.; Nguyen, Phuong K.; Mudiyanselage, Shalika B.; Eadie, Patricia; Mensah, Fiona; Sciberras, Emma; Gold, Lisa – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2020
Background: Low language (LL) is a common childhood condition affecting 7-17% of children. It is associated with life-long adverse outcomes and can affect various aspects of a child's life. However, the literature on its impact on health-related quality of life (HRQoL), service use and costs are limited. To date, there has been no systematic…
Descriptors: Quality of Life, Language Impairments, Correlation, Decision Making
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May, Auriel A.; Dada, Shakila; Murray, Janice – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2019
Background: Communication is an important priority in dementia research. Communication strategies and scaffolds, specifically through augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), offer vital compensatory support for persons with dementia in an attempt to maintain the latter's quality of life and well-being through participation with others.…
Descriptors: Intervention, Dementia, Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Quality of Life
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Lavoie, Monica; Bier, Nathalie; Macoir, Joël – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2019
Background: Aphasia is an acquired language disorder that occurs secondary to brain injury, such as stroke. It causes communication difficulties that have a significant impact on quality of life and social relationships. Although the efficacy of speech-language therapy has been clearly demonstrated in this population, long-term services are…
Descriptors: Aphasia, Neurological Impairments, Communication Problems, Telecommunications
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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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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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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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Hambly, Helen; Wren, Yvonne; McLeod, Sharynne; Roulstone, Sue – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2013
Background: Children who are bilingual and have speech sound disorder are likely to be under-referred, possibly due to confusion about typical speech acquisition in bilingual children. Aims: To investigate what is known about the impact of bilingualism on children's acquisition of speech in English to facilitate the identification and treatment of…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Speech Communication, Speech Impairments, Language Acquisition
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King, Wayne M.; Giess, Sally A.; Lombardino, Linda J. – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2007
Background: The marked degree of heterogeneity in persons with developmental dyslexia has motivated the investigation of possible subtypes. Attempts have proceeded both from theoretical models of reading and the application of unsupervised learning (clustering) methods. Previous cluster analyses of data obtained from persons with reading…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Reading Difficulties, Models, Databases
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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