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O'Neill, Michelle; Henderson, Mo; Duffy, Orla M.; Kernohan, W. George – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2020
Background: Awake craniotomy with electrical stimulation has become the gold standard for tumour resection in eloquent areas of the brain. Patients' speech during the procedure can inform the intervention and evidence for language experts to support the procedure is building. Within the UK a burgeoning speech and language therapist awake…
Descriptors: Brain, Stimulation, Surgery, Cancer
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Moorcroft, Alison; Scarinci, Nerina; Meyer, Carly – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2020
Background: There are multiple stakeholders involved in the introduction of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) systems to children with complex communication needs. Stakeholders such as speech-language pathologists (SLPs) and teachers who are external to the family unit play a key role in planning and implementing interventions. If…
Descriptors: Stakeholders, Parent Attitudes, Resistance (Psychology), Augmentative and Alternative Communication
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Miles, Anna; Greig, Lucy; Jackson, Bianca; Keesing, Melissa – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2020
Background: Tracheostomy management is considered an area of advanced practice for speech-language therapists (SLTs) internationally. Infrequent exposure and limited access to specialist SLTs are barriers to competency development. Aims: To evaluate the benefits of postgraduate tracheostomy education programme for SLTs working with children and…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Surgery, Speech Language Pathology, Allied Health Personnel
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Ebbels, Susan H.; McCartney, Elspeth; Slonims, Vicky; Dockrell, Julie E.; Norbury, Courtenay Frazier – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2019
Background: Paediatric speech and language therapist (SLT) roles often involve planning individualized intervention for specific children, working collaboratively with families and education staff, providing advice, training and coaching and raising awareness. A tiered approach to service delivery is currently recommended whereby services become…
Descriptors: Speech Language Pathology, Allied Health Personnel, Speech Therapy, Evidence Based Practice
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Moloney, Jennifer; Walshe, Margaret – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2019
Background: There is increasing recognition that dysphagia has significant implications for a person's psychological well-being, social participation and quality of life (QOL). However, a paucity of research exists regarding the clinical management of this area. To inform future research and the development of appropriate and beneficial resources…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Disabilities, Quality of Life, Allied Health Personnel
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Ryan, Brooke; Bohan, Jaycie; Kneebone, Ian – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2019
Background: Access to treatments for mood disorders may pose a challenge to individuals with compromised communication ability. Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) have previously reported that their clients with aphasia decline formal psychological support; however, their role in their clients' help-seeking has not been explored. Aims: To…
Descriptors: Help Seeking, Aphasia, Speech Language Pathology, Allied Health Personnel
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Howells, Simone R.; Cornwell, Petrea L.; Ward, Elizabeth C.; Kuipers, Pim – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2019
Background: Descriptions of community-based speech-language therapy (SLT) dysphagia practices and services are underrepresented in the research literature, despite the prevalence of dysphagia in the community. Owing to a globally ageing population and government drives to support people to remain living at home rather than in hospital or aged…
Descriptors: Adults, Physical Disabilities, Speech Language Pathology, Allied Health Personnel
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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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Lavelli, Manuela; Barachetti, Chiara; Majorano, Marinella; Florit, Elena; Brotto, Cristina; Miottello, Piergiorgio – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2019
Background: The regular practice of shared book reading (SBR) at home may play a key role in fostering the linguistic development of children with developmental language disorder (DLD). However, more evidence is needed of the benefits of home-based SBR interventions on the parents' conversational strategies and on the communicative and linguistic…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Speech Language Pathology, Intervention, Italian
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Klatte, Inge S.; Harding, Sam; Roulstone, Sue – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2019
Background: Parents' play an essential role in Parent--Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) as the primary agent of intervention with their child. Unfortunately, speech and language therapists (SLTs) report that parents' engagement is challenging when conducting PCIT. Although focusing on and stimulating the engagement of parents, when needed, can…
Descriptors: Allied Health Personnel, Speech Language Pathology, Attitudes, Parents
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Davies, Karen E.; Marshall, Julie; Brown, Laura J. E.; Goldbart, Juliet – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2019
Background: Current research investigating collaboration between parents and speech and language therapists (SLTs) indicates that the SLT role is characterized by therapist-led practice. Co-working with parents of children with speech and language difficulties is less frequently described. In order to embrace co-working during intervention, the…
Descriptors: Speech Language Pathology, Allied Health Personnel, Speech Impairments, Language Impairments
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Archer, Brent; Azios, Jamie H.; Moody, Samantha – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2019
Background: During clinical interactions, clinicians and people with aphasia (PWA) use humour and laughter for a range of purposes, most of which contribute to friendly interactions in which the participants appear to develop a positive regard for one another. Moreover, humour is a vital component of facework, or the processes interactants engage…
Descriptors: Aphasia, Humor, Speech Language Pathology, Interpersonal Relationship
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Sønsterud, Hilda; Kirmess, Melanie; Howells, Kirsten; Ward, David; Feragen, Kristin Billaud; Halvorsen, Margrethe Seeger – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2019
Background: Multiple factors can influence the working alliance and treatment outcome in speech and language therapy. The 'working alliance' is an important concept in treatment and can be described as the degree to which a treatment dyad is engaged in collaborative, purposive work. To date, relatively little attention has been paid to this…
Descriptors: Stuttering, Speech Language Pathology, Motivation, Intervention
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Gallagher, Aoife L.; Murphy, Carol-Anne; Conway, Paul; Perry, Alison – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2019
Background: Inter-professional collaboration (IPC) has been recommended for many years as a means by which the needs of children with developmental language disorders (DLD) can be met at school. However, effective IPC remains difficult to achieve and our knowledge of how to support it is limited. A shared understanding between those involved has…
Descriptors: Language Impairments, Developmental Disabilities, Speech Language Pathology, Intervention
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