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Meerschman, Iris; Lierde, Kristiane; Ketels, Julie; Coppieters, Charlotte; Claeys, Sofie; D'haeseleer, Evelien – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2019
Background: To date, the immediate effects of a semi-occluded vocal tract (SOVT) configuration have been thoroughly demonstrated. However, it is not yet sufficiently confirmed whether a therapy programme (i.e. longer than one session) using SOVT exercises leads to an enhanced phonation and improved vocal quality. Aims: The aim of this study was to…
Descriptors: Voice Disorders, Therapy, Phonology, Patients
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Bose, Arpita; Höbler, Fiona; Saddy, Douglas – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2019
Background: Severe word production difficulties remain one of the most challenging clinical symptoms to treat in individuals with jargon aphasia. Clinically, it is important to determine why some individuals with jargon aphasia improve following therapy when others do not. We report a therapy study with AM, an individual with severe neologistic…
Descriptors: Jargon, Aphasia, Phonological Awareness, Therapy
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Marshall, Jane; Caute, Anna; Chadd, Katie; Cruice, Madeline; Monnelly, Katie; Wilson, Stephanie; Woolf, Celia – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2019
Background: Acquired writing impairment, or dysgraphia, is common in aphasia. It affects both handwriting and typing, and may recover less well than other aphasic symptoms. Dysgraphia is an increasing priority for intervention, particularly for those wishing to participate in online written communication. Effective dysgraphia treatment studies…
Descriptors: Aphasia, Learning Disabilities, Adventitious Impairments, Therapy
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Park, Hee-Su; Oh, Dong-Hwan; Yoon, Taehyung; Park, Ji-Su – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2019
Background; Effortful swallowing training (EST) is a remedial method for the training of swallowing-related muscles in the oropharyngeal phase. However, clinical evidence of its effectiveness is insufficient. Aims; To investigate the effects of EST on tongue strength and swallowing function in patients with stroke. Methods & Procedures; Stroke…
Descriptors: Psychomotor Skills, Motor Reactions, Speech Language Pathology, Human Body
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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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Northcott, Sarah; Simpson, Alan; Moss, Becky; Ahmed, Nafiso; Hilari, Katerina – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2018
Background: People with aphasia are at risk of becoming depressed and isolated. Online surveys have found that the majority of speech and language therapists (SLTs) lack confidence in addressing the psychological needs of people with aphasia. Aims: To explore how SLTs conceptualize the scope of their role; barriers and facilitators to SLTs…
Descriptors: Aphasia, Speech Language Pathology, Allied Health Personnel, Therapy
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Hilari, Katerina; Galante, Lara; Huck, Anneline; Pritchard, Madeleine; Allen, Lucy; Dipper, Lucy – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2018
Background: This study explores the psychometric properties of The Scenario Test UK, a culturally adapted version of the Dutch original (The Scenario Test) developed by van der Meulen "et al." in 2010, which evaluates functional, daily-life communication in aphasia. The Scenario Test assesses communication in an interactive context with…
Descriptors: Psychometrics, Foreign Countries, Aphasia, Test Reliability
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Vuksanovic, Jasmina; Milovanovic, Tanja; Konstantinovic, Ljubica; Filipovic, Saša R. – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2018
Background: Constraint-induced (language) aphasia therapy (CIAT), based on constraint usage of the language channel only, massed practice and shaping through therapeutic language games, has been suggested as a more efficient therapy approach than traditional aphasia therapies. Aims: To examine the comparative efficacy of CIAT and a traditional…
Descriptors: Therapy, Expressive Language, Language Skills, Patients
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Schmitt, Mary Beth; Justice, Laura M.; Logan, Jessica A. R. – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2017
Background: Treatment intensity is an important factor in designing and delivering treatments to children with language impairment (LI). However, to date very little is understood about cumulative intervention intensity for children with LI in the US public school system. Aims: To examine treatment intensity (dose: time spent on language;…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Treatment, Language Impairments, Public Schools, Intervention
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Kambanaros, Maria; Michaelides, Michalis; Grohmann, Kleanthes K. – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2017
Background: Clinicians globally recognize as exceptionally challenging the development of effective intervention practices for bi- or multilingual children with specific language impairment (SLI). Therapy in both or all of an impaired child's languages is rarely possible. An alternative is to develop treatment protocols that facilitate the…
Descriptors: Language Impairments, Phonology, Therapy, Multilingualism
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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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McKean, Cristina; Law, James; Laing, Karen; Cockerill, Maria; Allon-Smith, Jan; McCartney, Elspeth; Forbes, Joan – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2017
Background: Effective co-practice is essential to deliver services for children with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN). The necessary skills, knowledge and resources are distributed amongst professionals and agencies. Co-practice is complex and a number of barriers, such as "border disputes" and poor awareness of respective…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Case Studies, Social Capital, Cooperation
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Miller, Nick; Bloch, Steven – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2017
Background: A large number of people who experience a stroke are affected by dysarthria. This may be in isolation or in association with aphasia and/or dysphagia. Despite evidence highlighting the psychological and social impact of having post-stroke dysarthria and a number of clinical guidelines that make recommendations for appropriate…
Descriptors: Neurological Impairments, Speech Impairments, Aphasia, Language Impairments
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Cadório, Inês; Lousada, Marisa; Martins, Paula; Figueiredo, Daniela – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2017
Background: Cognitive-linguistic treatments and interventions targeting communication have been developed within the context of primary progressive aphasia (PPA), however knowledge about the scope of generalization and maintenance of therapy gains considering PPA subtypes remains scarce and awaits systematic investigation. Aims: To analyse the…
Descriptors: Aphasia, Generalization, Maintenance, Outcomes of Treatment
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