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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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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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Gunn, Anthony; Menzies, Ross G.; Onslow, Mark; O'Brian, Sue; Packman, Ann; Lowe, Robyn; Helgadóttir, Fjóla Dögg; Jones, Mark – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2019
Background: iGlebe is a fully automated internet treatment program for adults who stutter that has been shown, in some cases, to reduce anxiety and effectively manage social anxiety disorder for many participants. No such automated internet treatment program exists for adolescents who stutter. Aims: The present paper reports a Phase I trial of an…
Descriptors: Stuttering, Quality of Life, Cognitive Restructuring, Behavior Modification