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Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica

Zahra Ghayoumi Anaraki, Maryam Faham, Fatemeh Derakhshandeh, Hedieh Hashemi Hosseinabad, Fatemeh Haresabadi
OBJECTIVE: There are several risk factors including hearing difficulties, lack of language stimulation, and parents' low level of expectation leading to language disorders in children with cleft palate. Therefore, formal language assessments of children with cleft palate are of great importance in order to prevent further disabilities. The purpose of the present study is to evaluate language parameters in 4- to 7-year old Persian-speaking children with cleft palate. PATIENTS AND METHODS: 16 children with unilateral and bilateral cleft lip and palate aged between 4 and 7 years participated in the experiment...
November 8, 2016: Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica
Evelien D'haeseleer, Mara Behlau, Laura Bruneel, Iris Meerschman, Anke Luyten, Stien Lambrecht, Mauriceia Cassol, Paul Corthals, Maryna Kryshtopava, Floris L Wuyts, Sofie Claeys, Kristiane Van Lierde
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this retrospective study was to determine the vocal characteristics of a treatment-seeking population with the primary complaint of vocal fatigue (VF). METHODS: Forty-three men (mean age 42 years, range 19-69) and 145 women (mean age 34 years, range 18-68) were included. None of the subjects had received voice therapy or previous laryngeal surgery. A questionnaire, laryngeal and perceptual evaluations, aerodynamic and acoustic parameters, and the Dysphonia Severity Index (DSI) were used to determine vocal characteristics...
November 4, 2016: Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica
Kate Bunton, Brad H Story
OBJECTIVE: The goal of the Arizona Child Acoustic Database project was to obtain a large set of acoustic recordings, primarily vowels, collected from a cohort of children over a critical period of growth and development. METHOD: Data was recorded longitudinally from 63 children between the ages of 2;0 and 7;0 at 3-month intervals. The protocol included individual American English vowels and diphthongs, nonsense multi-vowel transitions, word level multi-vowel sequences (e...
October 27, 2016: Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica
Jacqueline Laures-Gore, Scott Russell, Rupal Patel, Michael Frankel
BACKGROUND/AIMS: This paper describes the design and collection of a comprehensive spoken language dataset from speakers with motor speech disorders in Atlanta, Ga., USA. This collaborative project aimed to gather a spoken database consisting of nonmainstream American English speakers residing in the Southeastern US in order to provide a more diverse perspective of motor speech disorders. METHODS: Ninety-nine adults with an acquired neurogenic disorder resulting in a motor speech disorder were recruited...
October 14, 2016: Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica
Evelien Dʼhaeseleer, Eline Geenens, Sarah Parmentier, Paul Corthals, Kristiane Van Lierde
OBJECTIVE: The language development of twins tends to lag behind in comparison to that of singletons. The purpose of this study was to compare expressive and receptive language skills of 3- to 12-year-old twins with singletons. Secondly, correlations between language differences between twins and singletons and age were investigated. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Twenty-four twins with a mean age of 5.1 years participated in the study. The control group consisted of 24 singletons who were matched for gender and age...
October 1, 2016: Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica
Sari Numminen, Anna-Maija Korpijaakko-Huuhka, Anna-Kaisa Parkkila, Teija Kulkas, Heikki Numminen, Prasun Dastidar, Mervi Jehkonen
OBJECTIVE: This prospective follow-up study aimed to identify sociodemographic and clinical factors that may affect the quality of life (QoL) of patients with acute ischemic stroke during a 6-month follow-up. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In the acute phase, sociodemographic and clinical data were collected using the National Institute of Health Stroke Scale, Barthel Index, and modified Rankin Scale. QoL was assessed with the Stroke and Aphasia Quality of Life Scale-39 6 months after stroke...
September 30, 2016: Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica
Marisa Lousada, Margarida Ramalho, Carolina Marques
OBJECTIVE: This paper investigates the effectiveness of the Language Intervention Programme for the treatment of 14 preschool-aged children with primary language impairment. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We used a waiting list control design, in which half the sample (7 children) received immediate intervention with the Language Intervention Programme, whereas the remaining children received treatment after a 4-week delay. The intervention consisted of 8 individual biweekly sessions...
September 30, 2016: Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica
Hugo Lycke, Nora Siupsinskiene
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to assess differences in voice parameters measured by the physiological voice range profile (VRP) in groups of vocally healthy subjects differentiated by the duration of vocal training and the training institution. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Six basic frequency- and intensity-related VRP parameters and the frequency dip of the register transition zone were determined from VRP recordings of 162 females studying in individual singing lessons (1st-5th level) in Dutch, Belgian, English, and French public or private training facilities...
September 2, 2016: Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica
Tâmara Andrade Lindau, Natalia Freitas Rossi, Celia Maria Giacheti
PURPOSE: The objective was to test whether the Brazilian version of the Preschool Language Assessment Instrument - Second Edition (PLAI-2) has the potential to assess and identify differences in typical language development of Portuguese-speaking preschoolers. METHODS: The study included 354 children of both genders with typical language development who were between the ages of 3 years and 5 years 11 months. The version of the PLAI-2 previously translated into Brazilian Portuguese was used to assess the communication skills of these preschool-age children...
September 2, 2016: Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica
Fernanda Prada Machado, Ruth Ramalho Ruivo Palladino, Lilian Lobo Damasceno, Maria Claudia Cunha
OBJECTIVE: The aim was to test the appropriateness of using autism spectrum disorder (ASD) screening tools in a hearing evaluation service. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Forty-one children with a mean age of 2.8 years, of whom 33 (80.5%) were boys, were evaluated in an audiological diagnostic service using ASD screening tools that had been validated for use in Brazil and recommended by the Ministry of Health. RESULTS: 82% of the subjects referred to the hearing diagnostic service over 18 months did not show any type of hearing loss, but 60% had early signs of autism...
September 2, 2016: Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica
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2016: Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica
Hend Soliman, Aisha Fawzy Abdel Hady, Asmaa Abdel Hamid, Heba Mahmoud
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this work was to evaluate receptive and expressive language skills in children with congenital hypothyroidism receiving early hormonal replacement treatment before the age of 3 months and to identify any subtle areas of weaknesses in their language development to check the necessity for future language intervention. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The study was conducted on 30 hypothyroid children receiving hormonal replacement. They were subdivided into group I (5-8 years 11 months; 12 cases) and group II (9-12 years 11 months; 18 cases)...
2016: Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica
Gordon W Blood, Ingrid M Blood
OBJECTIVE: Antibullying initiatives indicate that all school-based personnel should accept responsibility for changing the school climate and eliminating bullying. This study examined if victims seeking assistance for bullying contacted speech-language pathologists (SLPs), SLPs' preparation to address bullying and their current perceptions of responsibilities and interventions. METHODS: A mailed survey consisting of a questionnaire and scale on bullying intervention strategies was completed by 418 school-based SLPs...
2016: Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica
Andrea Nacci, Jacopo Matteucci, Salvatore Osvaldo Romeo, Stefania Santopadre, Maria Denise Cavaliere, Maria Rosaria Barillari, Stefano Berrettini, Bruno Fattori
OBJECTIVE: To perform a retrospective evaluation of the incidence of complications and adverse events during fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing (FEES) in 2,820 examinations. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Subjects included in- and outpatients at Pisa University Hospital referred for FEES by other physicians due to dysphagia symptoms. Neurologic diseases were the most commonly diagnosed conditions in the patients tested (48.3%). Informed consent was obtained from all subjects...
2016: Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica
Jimin Lee, Alexa L Pond, Julianna Sincavage
AIMS: Previous studies have shown significant correlations between the acoustic characteristics of /w/ and speech intelligibility. To understand the articulatory pattern in /w/ production, the current study investigated the movement characteristics of the tongue and lower lip in whip productions in comparison to bib productions. METHODS: Data from 19 typical adult male participants were collected using electromagnetic articulography. A number of kinematic measures of tongue body (approximately 25 mm posterior to the tongue apex) and lower lip movements were analyzed...
2016: Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica
Philipp Aichinger, Martin Hagmüller, Imme Roesner, Wolfgang Bigenzahn, Berit Schneider-Stickler, Jean Schoentgen
OBJECTIVES: The aims of this study are to investigate the effects of diplophonia on jitter and shimmer and to identify measurement limitations with regard to material selection and clinical interpretation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Four hundred and ninety-eight audio samples of sustained phonations were analyzed. The audio samples were assessed for the grade of hoarseness and the presence of diplophonia. Jitter and shimmer were reported with regard to perceptual ratings...
2016: Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica
Riki Taitelbaum-Swead, Leah Fostick
OBJECTIVE: Everyday life includes fluctuating noise levels, resulting in continuously changing speech intelligibility. The study aims were: (1) to quantify the amount of decrease in age-related speech perception, as a result of increasing noise level, and (2) to test the effect of age on context usage at the word level (smaller amount of contextual cues). PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 24 young adults (age 20-30 years) and 20 older adults (age 60-75 years) were tested...
2016: Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica
Qiang Lin, Jianliang Lu, Zhuoming Chen, Jiajian Yan, Hong Wang, Hui Ouyang, Zhiwei Mou, Dongfeng Huang, Bryan O'Young
AIMS: The aim of this survey was to investigate the background of speech-language pathologists and their training needs to provide a profile of the current state of the profession in Mainland China. METHODS: A survey was conducted of 293 speech-language therapists. The questionnaire used asked questions related to their career background and had a 24-item ranking scale covering almost all of the common speech-language-hearing disorders. A summary of the raw data was constructed by calculating the average ranking score for each answer choice in order to determine the academic training needs with the highest preference among the respondents...
2016: Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica
Joanna Rees, Tom Muskett, Pamela Enderby, Joy Stackhouse
OBJECTIVES: To identify the implications of living with untreated cleft palate and develop an outcome measure which reflects the broad impact of surgery but is sensitive to the physical impact, speech changes, and psychosocial implications of late intervention. Design, Participants, Setting: Focus groups and individual interviews were used to gather information on the implications of living with untreated cleft palate and the impact of subsequent surgery. Participants included 11 individuals attending a cleft department in India whose cleft had persisted into adolescence or adulthood, as well as 16 of their family members...
2016: Folia Phoniatrica et Logopaedica
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