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Volkmer, Anna; Spector, Aimee; Warren, Jason D.; Beeke, Suzanne – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2019
Background: Primary progressive aphasia (PPA) describes a heterogeneous group of language-led dementias. People with this type of dementia are increasingly being referred to speech and language therapy (SLT) services. Yet, there is a paucity of research evidence focusing on PPA interventions and little is known about SLT practice in terms of…
Descriptors: Aphasia, Speech Therapy, Dementia, Intervention
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Johnson, Fiona M.; Best, Wendy; Beckley, Firle Christina; Maxim, Jane; Beeke, Suzanne – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2017
Background: Conversation therapy for aphasia is a complex intervention comprising multiple components and targeting multiple outcomes. UK Medical Research Council (MRC) guidelines published in 2008 recommend that in addition to measuring the outcomes of complex interventions, evaluation should seek to clarify how such outcomes are produced,…
Descriptors: Aphasia, Speech Therapy, Behavior Change, Behavior Theories
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Beckley, Firle; Best, Wendy; Beeke, Suzanne – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2017
Background: Communication strategy training (CST) is a recognized part of UK speech and language therapists' (SLTs) role when working with a person with aphasia. Multiple CST interventions have been published but, to date, there are no published studies exploring clinical practice in this area. Aims: To investigate UK SLTs' current CST practices.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Aphasia, Speech Therapy, Communication Strategies
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Baxendale, Janet; Lockton, Elaine; Adams, Catherine; Gaile, Jacqueline – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2013
Background: Treatment trials that enquire into parents' and teachers' views on speech-language interventions and outcomes for primary school-age children are relatively rare. The current study sought perceptions of the process of intervention and value placed on outcomes resulting from a trial of intervention, the Social Communication Intervention…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary School Students
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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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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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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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Stow, Carol; Dodd, Barbara – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2003
Background: The UK is a multicultural, multilingual society and the majority of paediatric speech and language therapists in England have at least one bilingual child on their caseload. There are many imperatives driving the profession to provide an equitable service for bilingual children. Evidence is beginning to emerge, however, that bilingual…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Speech Therapy, Multilingualism, Bilingualism