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Evans, Kelli J.; Evans, David L. – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2019
Background: Although long-term social challenges following traumatic brain injury (TBI) are well documented, the challenges of establishing new relationships following TBI are less understood. Aims: To examine how the type of non-verbal cues produced by an unfamiliar communication partner impacts feelings of relationship closeness by people with…
Descriptors: Cues, Nonverbal Communication, Brain, Injuries
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Chambers, Nola; Stronach, Sheri T.; Wetherby, Amy M. – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2016
Background: Substantial development in social communication skills occurs in the first two years of life. Growth should be evident in sharing emotion and eye gaze; rate of communication, communicating for a variety of functions; using gestures, sounds and words; understanding language, and using functional and pretend actions with objects in play.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Interpersonal Communication, Interpersonal Competence, Communication Skills
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Lockton, Elaine; Adams, Catherine; Collins, Anna – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2016
Background: Children who have social communication disorder (CwSCD) demonstrate persistent difficulties with language pragmatics in conversations and other verbal interactions. Speech-language interventions for these children often include promotion of metapragmatic awareness (MPA); that is, the ability to identify explicitly and reflect upon…
Descriptors: Communication Disorders, Speech Language Pathology, Intervention, Interpersonal Communication
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Bosco, Francesca M.; Angeleri, Romina; Sacco, Katiuscia; Bara, Bruno G. – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2015
Background: The purpose of this study is to investigate the pragmatic abilities of individuals with traumatic brain injury (TBI). Several studies in the literature have previously reported communicative deficits in individuals with TBI, however such research has focused principally on communicative deficits in general, without providing an…
Descriptors: Head Injuries, Brain, Pragmatics, Cognitive Ability
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Singh, Susheel Joginder; Iacono, Teresa; Gray, Kylie M. – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2015
Background: Depending on the severity of their disabilities, children with Down syndrome (DS) and with cerebral palsy (CP) may remain pre-symbolic for prolonged periods of time. When interacting with pre-symbolic children, communication partners have a role in identifying which of their behaviours are communicative, to be able to respond to those…
Descriptors: Interaction, Developmental Disabilities, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy
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Hudock, Daniel; Kalinowski, Joseph – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2014
Background: Overt stuttering is inhibited by approximately 80% when people who stutter read aloud as they hear an altered form of their speech feedback to them. However, levels of stuttering inhibition vary from 60% to 100% depending on speaking situation and signal presentation. For example, binaural presentations of delayed auditory feedback…
Descriptors: Stuttering, Inhibition, Intervention, Speech Language Pathology
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Johnson, Sarah; Cocks, Naomi; Dipper, Lucy – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2013
Background: Spatial communication consists of both verbal spatial language and gesture. There has been minimal research investigating the use of spatial communication, and even less focussing on people with aphasia. Aims: The aims of this exploratory study were to describe the frequency and variability of spatial language and gesture use by three…
Descriptors: Spatial Ability, Interpersonal Communication, Communication Skills, Aphasia
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Tadic, Valerija; Pring, Linda; Dale, Naomi – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2013
Background: Lack of sight compromises insight into other people's mental states. Little is known about the role of maternal language in assisting the development of mental state language in children with visual impairment (VI). Aims: To investigate mental state language strategies of mothers of school-aged children with VI and to compare…
Descriptors: Children, Visual Impairments, Mothers, Language Usage
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Byom, Lindsey J.; Turkstra, Lyn – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2012
Background: A requisite skill for successful conversation is the ability to adjust one's language according to contextual factors. Aims: This study examined one aspect of language use in context--the use of mental-state terms, i.e. words that communicate thoughts, beliefs or feelings--in conversations between adult males with and without traumatic…
Descriptors: Brain, Intimacy, Speech Communication, Theory of Mind
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Bowers, Andrew L.; Crawcour, Stephen C.; Saltuklaroglu, Tim; Kalinowski, Joseph – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2010
Background: People who stutter are often acutely aware that their speech disruptions, halted communication, and aberrant struggle behaviours evoke reactions in communication partners. Considering that eye gaze behaviours have emotional, cognitive, and pragmatic overtones for communicative interactions and that previous studies have indicated…
Descriptors: Video Technology, College Students, Stuttering, Attention
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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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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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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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Bonifacio, Serena; Girolametto, Luigi; Bulligan, Manuela; Callegari, Monica; Vignola, Sandra; Zocconi, Elisabetta – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2007
Background: Previous research on the pragmatic abilities of late talkers at 24 months of age indicates that they have difficulties initiating conversational interactions, but possess intact responsiveness skills. This study uses a parent-administered questionnaire for evaluating the conversational skills of late talkers and suggesting pragmatic…
Descriptors: Delayed Speech, Interpersonal Communication, Communication Skills, Italian