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van Balkom, Hans; Verhoeven, Ludo; van Weerdenburg, Marjolijn – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2010
Background: A subset of children with Developmental Language Delay (DLD) encountered difficulties with the regulation of spoken discourse. In the conversations of caretakers with DLD children, several studies report difficulties with turn-taking, a proneness to use the non-verbal register, child and caretaker problems with topic management.…
Descriptors: Speech Communication, Interpersonal Communication, Delayed Speech, Linguistics
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Ferm, Ulrika; Sahlin, Anna; Sundin, Linda; Hartelius, Lena – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2010
Background: Many individuals with Huntington's disease experience reduced functioning in cognition, language and communication. Talking Mats is a visually based low technological augmentative communication framework that supports communication in people with different cognitive and communicative disabilities. Aims: To evaluate Talking Mats as a…
Descriptors: Diseases, Neurological Impairments, Communication Problems, Interpersonal Communication
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Dalemans, Ruth J. P.; de Witte, Luc; Wade, Derick; van den Heuvel, Wim – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2010
Background: Little is known about the way people with aphasia perceive their social participation and its influencing factors. Aims: To explore how people with aphasia perceive participation in society and to investigate influencing factors. Methods & Procedures: In this qualitative study thirteen persons with aphasia and twelve central…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Communication, Social Life, Aphasia, Focus Groups
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Rivers, Kenyatta O.; Perkins, Rosalie A.; Carson, Cecyle P. – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2009
Background: Formal training in dealing with death and dying issues is not a standard content area in communication sciences and disorders programmes' curricula. At the same time, it cannot be presumed that pre-professional students' personal background equips them to deal with these issues. Aim: To investigate the perceptions of pre-professional…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Speech Language Pathology, Audiology, Death
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Bloch, Steven; Wilkinson, Ray – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2009
Background: Acquired progressive dysarthria is traditionally assessed, rated, and researched using measures of speech perception and intelligibility. The focus is commonly on the individual with dysarthria and how speech deviates from a normative range. A complementary approach is to consider the features and consequences of dysarthric speech as…
Descriptors: Intervals, Speech Impairments, Auditory Perception, Interaction
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Walshe, Margaret; Peach, Richard K.; Miller, Nick – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2009
Background: The psychosocial impact of acquired dysarthria on the speaker is well recognized. To date, speech-and-language therapists have no instrument available to measure this construct. This has implications for outcome measurement and for planning intervention. This paper describes the Dysarthria Impact Profile (DIP), an instrument that has…
Descriptors: Head Injuries, Semantic Differential, Measures (Individuals), Psychometrics
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Ibertsson, Tina; Hansson, Kristina; Maki-Torkko, Elina; Willstedt-Svensson, Ursula; Sahlen, Birgitta – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2009
Background: This study investigates the use of requests for clarification in conversations between teenagers with a cochlear implant (CI) and hearing peers. So far very few studies have focused on conversational abilities in children with CI. Aims: The aim was to explore co-construction of dialogue in a referential communication task and the…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Communication, Deafness, Adolescents, Assistive Technology
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Langevin, Marilyn; Kleitman, Sabina; Packman, Ann; Onslow, Mark – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2009
Background: Persistent calls for school-based education about stuttering necessitate a better understanding of peer attitudes toward children who stutter and a means to measure outcomes of such educational interventions. Langevin and Hagler in 2004 developed the Peer Attitudes Toward Children who Stutter scale (PATCS) to address these needs and…
Descriptors: Verbal Communication, Stuttering, Construct Validity, Factor Structure
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Best, Wendy; Greenwood, Alison; Grassly, Jennie; Hickin, Julie – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2008
Background: Studies of therapy with people with aphasia tend to use impairment-based and functional measures of outcome. The views of participants are not formally evaluated. Current health and socialcare practice requires intervention to be explicitly client-centred and evidence-based. It is therefore important to investigate the broader effects…
Descriptors: Cues, Interpersonal Communication, Aphasia, Language Tests
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O'Halloran, Robyn; Hickson, Louise; Worrall, Linda – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2008
The importance of effective healthcare communication between healthcare providers and people needing healthcare is well established. People with communication disabilities are at risk of not being able to communicate effectively with their healthcare providers and this might directly compromise their health, healthcare and their right to…
Descriptors: Hospitals, Communication Disorders, Classification, Interpersonal Communication
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Barrow, Rozanne – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2008
Background: Listening to how people talk about the consequences of acquired aphasia helps one gain insight into how people construe disability and communication disability in particular. It has been found that some of these construals can be more of a disabling barrier in re-engaging with life than the communication impairment itself. Aims: To…
Descriptors: Interviews, Social Attitudes, Participant Observation, Aphasia
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Marshall, Julie; Goldbart, Juliet – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2008
Background: Anecdotal and research evidence suggests that professionals may not fully understand the perspectives of families of children who need or use Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC). This may impact on the provision of appropriate services. Aims: The aim was to explore the lived experience of parents of children in Britain who…
Descriptors: Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Family Life, Parents, Disabilities
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Stribling, Penny; Rae, John; Dickerson, Paul – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2007
Background: The talk of persons with autistic spectrum disorders (ASD) often features distinctive forms of repetition (echophenomena). Although often characterized as meaningless or inappropriate, there is evidence that such practices can sometimes have communicative functions. Aims: To investigate the interactional organization of repetition…
Descriptors: Learning Problems, Pragmatics, Autism, Speech Communication
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Wetherell, Danielle; Botting, Nicola; Conti-Ramsden, Gina – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2007
Background: Narrative may provide a useful way in which to assess the language ability of adolescents with specific language impairment and may be more ecologically valid than standardized tests. However, the language of this age group is seldom studied and, furthermore, the effect of narrative genre has not been explored in detail. Methods &…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Error Analysis (Language), Measures (Individuals), Language Skills
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McCann, Joanne; Peppe, Susan; Gibbon, Fiona E.; O'Hare, Anne; Rutherford, Marion – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2007
Background: Disordered expressive prosody is a widely reported characteristic of individuals with autism. Despite this, it has received little attention in the literature and the few studies that have addressed it have not described its relationship to other aspects of communication. Aims: To determine the nature and relationship of expressive and…
Descriptors: Comprehension, Mental Age, Phonology, Autism
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