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Bourgeois, Michelle S. – Topics in Language Disorders, 2019
Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) have an important role in supporting the caregivers of persons with dementia from diagnosis through the end of life in 4 major areas: education, training to use effective cognitive communication strategies identified for clients with dementia, psychosocial/emotional support, and counseling. Speech-language…
Descriptors: Dementia, Caregivers, Speech Language Pathology, Clinical Diagnosis
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Off, Catherine A.; Griffin, Jenna R.; Murray, Kirsten W.; Milman, Lisa – Topics in Language Disorders, 2019
Patient-centered care is extending the sphere of health care beyond the patient, focusing attention upon the family caregiver(s). In this context, patient-family relationships are at the center of consistent, well-developed interprofessional interventions that encompass caregiver education, training, and wellness. Cohort models of intervention…
Descriptors: Caregiver Training, Aphasia, Patients, Family Relationship
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Thiessen, Amber; Beukelman, David – Topics in Language Disorders, 2019
Purpose: Study purposes were to (a) examine achievement goal tendencies and learning mode preferences of adults who were unfamiliar with augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) facilitation, and (b) determine whether age and gender have an effect on these variables. Recruitment of untrained individuals allowed the researchers to simulate…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Learning Motivation, Socialization, Gender Differences
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Grawburg, Meghann; Howe, Tami; Worrall, Linda; Scarinci, Nerina – Topics in Language Disorders, 2019
More than 50 years of research has demonstrated the profound effect that aphasia has on people with the condition and their family members. In the International Classifcation of Functioning, Disability and Health, the World Health Organization described the impact of an individual's health condition on a signifcant other as "third-party…
Descriptors: Aphasia, Neurological Impairments, Family Environment, Family Programs
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Stead, Amanda; White, John – Topics in Language Disorders, 2019
The sudden loss of intimacy can have a dramatic effect on satisfaction in a relationship. As many caregivers shift roles and try to personally adjust to their new reality, a steep drop in intimacy can often simultaneously occurs. Aphasia presents a significant barrier to opening discussions about intimacy and sexual contact. The purpose of this…
Descriptors: Intimacy, Interpersonal Relationship, Adjustment (to Environment), Barriers
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Mach, Helen; Baylor, Carolyn; Hunting Pompon, Rebecca; Yorkston, Kathryn – Topics in Language Disorders, 2019
The purpose of this study was to explore the impact of communication disorders on family members of people with Parkinson's disease (PD) through the lens of third-party disability. Nine community-dwelling family members who live with people with PD participated in semi-structured interviews. Data were collected and analyzed using the qualitative…
Descriptors: Communication Disorders, Neurological Impairments, Family (Sociological Unit), Interpersonal Communication
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Zajic, Matthew; Dunn, Michael; Berninger, Virginia – Topics in Language Disorders, 2019
This study investigated literacy learning in students with specific kinds of language challenges at a specific stage of schooling--transition to high school--when the language requirements of the curriculum can be especially challenging. For this exploratory research, a case study approach was adopted that compared 2 adolescent boys both with…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Oral Language, Written Language
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Sturm, Janet; Asaro-Saddler, Kristie; Nitzel, Audrey – Topics in Language Disorders, 2019
The adoption of national literacy standards has resulted in writing becoming a priority for students with complex learning needs (CLN). Given extrinsic (school-based) and intrinsic (student-based) barriers, there is a need to understand how educational systems can provide innovative research- and standards-based writing instruction for these…
Descriptors: Administrators, Administrator Attitudes, Writing Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Asaro-Saddler, Kristie; Ellis-Robinson, Tammy; Eacker, Halley – Topics in Language Disorders, 2019
The purpose of this study was to explore how poetry writing can promote growth in social cognition, writing, and disciplinary literacy for middle school students diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders. An interpretive qualitative content analysis design was used to explore the instructional discourse and written products of the participants…
Descriptors: Intervention, Middle School Students, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Pennington, Robert C.; Carpenter, Megan – Topics in Language Disorders, 2019
Written expression is critical to the full participation of individuals with autism spectrum disorder and complex communication needs in a wide range of educational and community contexts. Unfortunately, the extant research on teaching writing to this unique population is limited and, thus, provides little guidance to practitioners in the design…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Writing Instruction, Communication Problems
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O'Brien, Katy; Schellinger, Sarah; Hwang, Brenda; LaPlaca, Michelle – Topics in Language Disorders, 2019
Purpose: The public has long had misconceptions about traumatic brain injury (TBI) and its effects. Concussion education targeted toward athletes has been increasing with passage of return-to-play laws in all 50 states. The current study examined differences in public knowledge about TBI and concussion, and the extent to which students and parents…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Self Esteem, Knowledge Level, Head Injuries
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Knollman-Porter, Kelly; Thaxton, Sarah; Hughes, Michael; Constantinidou, Fofi – Topics in Language Disorders, 2019
Purpose: We examined patterns in mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) management and recovery exhibited by male and female athletes over the 19-year history of a Division 1 University Concussion Management Program. Methods: We examined 234 diagnosed mTBIs and compared time required to return to baseline on neurocognitive and self-report symptom…
Descriptors: Brain, Head Injuries, Athletes, Symptoms (Individual Disorders)
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Jessica, Brown; Knollman-Porter, Kelly – Topics in Language Disorders, 2019
Purpose: We sought to document the cognitive-linguistic challenges experienced by 3 adults with concussion at varying lengths postinjury. Method: A multiple case study design utilized motivational interviewing techniques, 4 self-report measurement tools, and 5 standardized neurocognitive tests. The 1 female and 2 male participants were 1, 21, and…
Descriptors: Adults, Measurement Techniques, Brain, Head Injuries
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Mashima, Pauline; Waldron-Perrine, Brigid; Seagly, Katharine; Milman, Lisa; Ashman, Teresa; Mudar, Raksha; Paul, Diane – Topics in Language Disorders, 2019
Patients with cognitive concerns following mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), often referred to as concussion, present with complex constellations of strengths and limitations. Increasing evidence indicates that psychosocial factors, as opposed to the injury itself, predict persistent symptoms. As an alternative to the traditional medical model,…
Descriptors: Test Results, Persistence, Interprofessional Relationship, Head Injuries
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Makri, Andrea; Koulenti, Aphroditi; Argyrou, Kyriaki; Gordon, Wayne; Constantinidou, Fofi – Topics in Language Disorders, 2019
Purpose: This study is part of the first systematic program in the Republic of Cyprus examining the prevalence of traumatic brain injury (TBI) in children, teenagers, and university students. The study incorporated the Greek Version of the Brain Injury Screening Questionnaire (BISQ-G) as the primary tool to identify students with TBI. Methods: The…
Descriptors: Risk, Head Injuries, Neurological Impairments, Persistence
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