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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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Morgan, Lydia; Marshall, Julie; Harding, Sam; Powell, Gaye; Wren, Yvonne; Coad, Jane; Roulstone, Sue – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2019
Background: Several studies have suggested that practitioners hold speech and language therapy (SLT) practice as tacit and consequently it is difficult for the therapist to describe. The current study uses a range of knowledge elicitation (KE) approaches, a technique not used before in SLT, as a way of accessing this tacit knowledge. There is…
Descriptors: Speech Language Pathology, Speech Therapy, Preschool Children, Speech Impairments
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Smith, Jodie; Eadie, Tricia; Levickis, Penny; Bretherton, Lesley; Goldfeld, Sharon – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2018
Background: Parent-reported measures of early communication have limitations for use with infants experiencing adversity. Observational measures of early non-verbal and verbal communicative behaviours and mother-child turn-taking may provide a complementary method of capturing early communication skills for these children. Aims: To explore the…
Descriptors: Predictive Validity, Verbal Communication, Nonverbal Communication, Mothers
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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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Wielaert, Sandra M.; Berns, Philine; van de Sandt-Koenderman, Mieke W. M. E.; Dammers, Nina; Sage, Karen – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2017
Background: The increase in the number of reported conversation partner programmes for conversation partners of people with aphasia demonstrates increased awareness of partner needs and the positive effect of trained partners on the communicative abilities of the person with aphasia. Predominantly small-scale studies describe the effectiveness of…
Descriptors: Aphasia, Training, Instructional Effectiveness, Interpersonal Communication
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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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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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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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Pajo, Kati – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2013
Background: Even though research has increasingly focused on the qualitative features of natural conversations, which have improved the communication therapy for hearing-impaired individuals (HI) and familiar partners (FP), very little is known about the interactions that occur outside clinical settings. Aims: This study investigated qualitatively…
Descriptors: Hearing Impairments, Adults, Foreign Countries, Qualitative Research
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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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Johansson, Monica Blom; Carlsson, Marianne; Sonnander, Karin – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2012
Background: To enhance communicative ability and thereby the possibility of increased participation of persons with aphasia, the use of communication strategies has been proposed. However, little is known about how persons with aphasia experience having conversations and how they perceive their own and their conversation partner's use of…
Descriptors: Language Aptitude, Aphasia, Physical Environment, Interpersonal Communication
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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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