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Brunner, Melissa; Palmer, Stuart; Togher, Leanne; Hemsley, Bronwyn – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2019
Background: Social media can support people with communication disability to access information, social participation and support. However, little is known about the experiences of people with traumatic brain injury (TBI) who use social media to determine their needs in relation to social media use. Aims: To determine the views and experiences of…
Descriptors: Social Media, Communication Problems, Social Networks, Disabilities
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Seiler, Antonette; Leitão, Suze; Blosfelds, Mara – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2019
Background: Fluent word reading is a key characteristic of skilled reading, yet most children with reading disorders have impaired word-reading skills. Previous research has demonstrated that multi-component interventions targeting phonemic awareness and the alphabetic principle are effective for children with reading disorders. However, about 25%…
Descriptors: Decoding (Reading), Reading Difficulties, Intervention, Reading Instruction
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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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Law, James; Clegg, Judy; Rush, Robert; Roulstone, Sue; Peters, Tim J. – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2019
Background: An association between social disadvantage and early language development is commonly reported in the literature, but less attention has been paid to the way that different aspects of social disadvantage affect both expressive and receptive language in the first 2 years of life. Aims: To examine the contributions of gender, parental…
Descriptors: Child Language, Language Acquisition, Disadvantaged Youth, Low Income
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Degani, Tamar; Kreiser, Varda; Novogrodsky, Rama – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2019
Background: Bilingual children and children diagnosed with developmental language disorder (DLD) are characterized by reduced lexical-retrieval abilities. Few studies examined their joint contribution and the mechanisms underlying these effects in the lexical domain. Aims: To explore the joint effects of bilingualism and DLD by adopting a…
Descriptors: Child Language, Bilingualism, Developmental Disabilities, Language Impairments
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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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Leonard, Laurence B.; Kueser, Justin B. – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2019
Background: During grammatical treatment of children with developmental language disorder (DLD), it is natural for therapists to focus on the grammatical details of the target language that give the children special difficulty. However, along with the language-specific features of the target (e.g., for English, add -s to verbs in present tense,…
Descriptors: Grammar, Language Impairments, English, Difficulty Level
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Turkington, Leisa; Ward, Elizabeth C.; Farrell, Anna; Porter, Linda; Wall, Laurelie R. – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2019
Background: The need for effective compensatory strategies in neurogenic dysphagia management has led to the exploration of sensory enhancement strategies (SES), such as carbonated liquids. Despite some positive findings, evidence related to the efficacy of carbonation as an SES is limited. Aims: To determine if carbonated thin liquids reduced…
Descriptors: Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Physiology, Video Technology, Genetics
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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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Icht, Michal – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2019
Background: Individuals with intellectual disability (ID) often demonstrate speech impairments and reduced intelligibility. However, traditional treatment methods, which involve using repetitive verbal and non-verbal exercises, may not be fully suitable for this population. As adults with ID tend to lose interest and motivation facing the demands…
Descriptors: Language Rhythm, Intellectual Disability, Acoustics, Speech Impairments
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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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Lamvik-Gozdzikowska, Kristin; Guiu Hernandez, Esther; Apperley, Olivia; McIntosh, Theresa; Huckabee, Maggie-Lee – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2019
Background: The Test of Masticating and Swallowing Solids (TOMASS) has been developed to provide clinicians with objective data regarding the efficiency of oral phase function and solid bolus ingestion. Aims: To determine if the TOMASS will detect changes in the oral phase of swallowing imposed by topical anaesthesia, thus providing validation of…
Descriptors: Human Body, Physiology, Test Validity, Diagnostic Tests
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Krzemien, Magali; Maillart, Christelle; Parisse, Christophe; Leroy, Sandrine – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2019
Background: Analogical mapping is a domain-general cognitive process used notably in language development, and particularly in the abstraction of construction schemas. Children with developmental language disorders (DLD) display an impairment in linguistic productivity and creativity, which can be linked to a lack of generalization of construction…
Descriptors: Developmental Delays, Language Processing, Language Acquisition, Language Impairments
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Behn, Nicholas; Marshall, Jane; Togher, Leanne; Cruice, Madeline – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2019
Background: Communication impairments are common and pervasive for people a long time following acquired brain injury (ABI). These impairments have a significant impact on a person's quality of life (QOL) post-injury. Project-based treatment is a treatment approach that could have an impact on communication skills and QOL for people with ABI a…
Descriptors: Head Injuries, Neurological Impairments, Communication Disorders, Outcomes of Treatment
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Pistono, Aurélie; Jucla, M.; Bézy, C.; Lemesle, B.; Le Men, J.; Pariente, J. – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2019
Background: Alzheimer's disease is characterized by macrolinguistic changes. This decline is often analyzed with quantitative scales. Aims: To analyze discourse production in early Alzheimer's disease (AD) and to identify qualitative markers of macrolinguistic decline. Methods & Procedures: We analyzed macrolinguistic features of a clinical…
Descriptors: Alzheimers Disease, Correlation, Discourse Analysis, Identification
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