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International Journal of Speech-language Pathology

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30227757/development-of-the-mandarin-speech-banana
#1
Xu-Jun Hu, Fang-Fang Li, Chi-Chuen Lau
PURPOSE: For Indo-European languages, "speech banana" is widely used to verify the benefits of hearing aids and cochlear implants. As a standardised "Mandarin speech banana" is not available, clinicians in China typically use a non-Mandarin speech banana. However, as Chinese is logographic and tonal, using a non-Mandarin speech banana is inappropriate. This paper was designed to develop the Mandarin speech banana according to the Mandarin phonetic properties. METHOD: In the first experiment, 14 participants read aloud the standard Mandarin initials and finals...
September 19, 2018: International Journal of Speech-language Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30200788/the-impact-of-the-telerehabilitation-group-aphasia-intervention-and-networking-programme-on-communication-participation-and-quality-of-life-in-people-with-aphasia
#2
Rachelle Pitt, Deborah Theodoros, Anne J Hill, Trevor Russell
PURPOSE: Aphasia group therapy can result in improvements in communication, participation and quality of life (QOL). However, evidence for aphasia group interventions with combined aims across the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) is limited. TeleGAIN is a holistic aphasia group intervention that can be delivered via telepractice. This study builds on prior pilot work and addresses the need for additional research into the effectiveness of TeleGAIN...
September 10, 2018: International Journal of Speech-language Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30175626/school-based-language-screening-among-primary-school-children-using-telepractice-a-feasibility-study-from-india
#3
Nitya Raman, Roopa Nagarajan, Lakshmi Venkatesh, D Saleth Monica, Vidya Ramkumar, Mark Krumm
PURPOSE: This study explored the feasibility of conducting school-based language screening using telepractice to expand its scope for providing speech-language pathology services in India. METHOD: Thirty-two primary school children underwent language screenings through in-person and telemethods. Screening through telemethod was conducted by a Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) using digitised picture stimuli presented through videoconferencing and remote computing with assistance of a facilitator at school site...
September 2, 2018: International Journal of Speech-language Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30175619/the-feasibility-and-appropriateness-of-a-peer-to-peer-play-based-intervention-for-improving-pragmatic-language-in-children-with-autism-spectrum-disorder
#4
Lauren Parsons, Reinie Cordier, Natalie Munro, Annette Joosten
PURPOSE: This study trialled a play-based, peer-to-peer intervention with children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to identify suitable instruments for measuring changes in pragmatic language following the intervention, and evaluate preliminary effectiveness. It also aimed to investigate the appropriateness of the intervention for participants. METHOD: Ten children with ASD, their typically developing peers, and parents participated. The Pragmatics Observational Measure (POM), Social Emotional Evaluation (SEE) and Profiling Elements of Prosody in Speech Communication (PEPS-C) measured the participant's social communication skills before, after, and 2-months following the intervention...
September 2, 2018: International Journal of Speech-language Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29996691/automated-speech-analysis-tools-for-children-s-speech-production-a-systematic-literature-review
#5
J McKechnie, B Ahmed, R Gutierrez-Osuna, P Monroe, P McCabe, K J Ballard
PURPOSE: A systematic search and review of published studies was conducted on the use of automated speech analysis (ASA) tools for analysing and modifying speech of typically-developing children learning a foreign language and children with speech sound disorders to determine (i) types, attributes, and purposes of ASA tools being used; (ii) accuracy against human judgment; and (iii) performance as therapeutic tools. METHOD: Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) guidelines were applied...
July 11, 2018: International Journal of Speech-language Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30010477/correction-to-crowe-et-al-innovations-actively-shaping-speech-language-pathology-evidence-based-practice
#6
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August 2018: International Journal of Speech-language Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425814/verbal-short-term-memory-and-language-impairments-in-cantonese-speakers-after-stroke
#7
Diana Wai-Lam Ho, Anthony Pak-Hin Kong, Nim-Ting Koon
PURPOSE: The study examined the relationship between verbal short-term memory (STM) and language impairment in Cantonese speakers after stroke. It is hypothesised that Cantonese speakers with left-hemisphere (LH) stroke would perform worse than those with right hemisphere (RH) stroke and normal controls. Specific linguistic factors of Cantonese might affect results in the tasks. METHOD: Fifteen participants with LH stroke, 10 with RH stroke and 25 healthy controls were tested with auditory-verbal immediate serial recall (ISR) tasks and auditory linguistic tasks...
August 2018: International Journal of Speech-language Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425775/academic-outcomes-of-multilingual-children-in-australia
#8
Meredith O'Connor, Elodie O'Connor, Joanne Tarasuik, Sarah Gray, Amanda Kvalsvig, Sharon Goldfeld
PURPOSE: The Australian educational system is increasingly challenged to meet the needs of multilingual students, who comprise a fifth of the student population. Within the context of a monolingual English curriculum, multilingual children who enter school not yet English proficient may be at risk of experiencing inequitable educational outcomes. METHOD: We examined the relationship between the timing of multilingual children's acquisition of receptive English vocabulary skills and subsequent reading and numeracy outcomes, as well as factors associated with earlier versus later timing of acquisition...
August 2018: International Journal of Speech-language Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418261/preschool-children-s-communication-motor-and-social-development-parents-and-educators-concerns
#9
Sharynne McLeod, Kathryn Crowe, Jane McCormack, Paul White, Yvonne Wren, Elise Baker, Sarah Masso, Sue Roulstone
PURPOSE: During early childhood, it is important to identify which children require intervention before they face the increased demands of school. This study aimed to: (1) compare parents' and educators' concerns, (2) examine inter-rater reliability between parents' and educators' concerns and (3) determine the group difference between level of concern and children's performance on clinical testing. METHOD: Parents and educators of 1205 4- to 5-year-old children in the Sound Start Study completed the Parents' Evaluation of Developmental Status...
August 2018: International Journal of Speech-language Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326896/investigating-the-effect-of-regional-native-accents-on-sentence-comprehension-in-children-with-language-impairment
#10
Pauline Frizelle, Jennifer Harte, Paul Fletcher, Fiona Gibbon
PURPOSE: Research has shown that accent variation can affect typically developing (TD) children's understanding of language, as well as that of children with speech difficulties, neuro-typical adults and those with aphasia and dementia. This study aims to investigate the effect of regional native accents on sentence comprehension in children with language impairment (LI), an area not previously explored. METHOD: Forty-three children with LI (mean age 6.04) and forty-five younger TD children (mean age 4...
August 2018: International Journal of Speech-language Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306394/measuring-discourse-coherence-in-anomic-aphasia-using-rhetorical-structure-theory
#11
Anthony Pak-Hin Kong, Anastasia Linnik, Sam-Po Law, Waisa Wai-Man Shum
PURPOSE: The existing body of work regarding discourse coherence in aphasia has provided mixed results, leaving the question of coherence being impaired or intact as a result of brain injury unanswered. In this study, discourse coherence in non-brain-damaged (NBD) speakers and speakers with anomic aphasia was investigated quantitatively and qualitatively. METHOD: Fifteen native speakers of Cantonese with anomic aphasia and 15 NBD participants produced 60 language samples...
August 2018: International Journal of Speech-language Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306339/working-memory-in-school-age-children-with-and-without-a-persistent-speech-sound-disorder
#12
Kelly Farquharson, Tiffany P Hogan, John E Bernthal
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to explore the role of working memory processes as a possible cognitive underpinning of persistent speech sound disorders (SSD). METHOD: Forty school-aged children were enrolled; 20 children with persistent SSD (P-SSD) and 20 typically developing children. Children participated in three working memory tasks - one to target each of the components in Baddeley's working memory model: phonological loop, visual spatial sketchpad and central executive...
August 2018: International Journal of Speech-language Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296521/speech-language-pathology-intervention-in-a-youth-justice-setting-benefits-perceived-by-staff-extend-beyond-communication
#13
Pamela C Snow, Kerryn Bagley, Donna White
PURPOSE: Young people in youth justice (YJ) settings face high-risk for unidentified language disorder, however, speech-language pathology (SLP) services are not routinely offered in such settings. The aim of this study was to explore and describe the perceptions and experiences of YJ staff in a custodial centre of the utility of having a speech-language pathologist working with young offenders. METHOD: Following a SLP intervention trial, two staff focus groups were conducted by an independent SLP...
August 2018: International Journal of Speech-language Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290724/can-a-teacher-reported-indicator-be-used-for-population-monitoring-of-oral-language-skills-at-school-entry
#14
Sarah Gray, Amanda Kvalsvig, Meredith O'Connor, Elodie O'Connor, Emily Incledon, Joanne Tarasuik, Sharon Goldfeld
PURPOSE: Monitoring oral language skills at the population level would provide valuable data to inform policy decisions to better support children's oral language skills in schools. The Australian Early Development Census (AEDC) is a teacher-rated population measure of early child development that includes a rating of children's oral communication in the classroom (OCC). METHOD: This study evaluates the validity of the OCC indicator for population monitoring of children's oral language skills, capitalising on data from two datasets: the 2012 AEDC cohort (n = 289 973) and a subsample of children from the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children for whom AEDC data were also collected (n = 720)...
August 2018: International Journal of Speech-language Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29879854/delivering-group-speech-maintenance-therapy-via-telerehabilitation-to-people-with-parkinson-s-disease-a-pilot-study
#15
Rachel Quinn, Stacie Park, Deborah Theodoros, Anne J Hill
PURPOSE: This study aimed to determine the feasibility of delivering a group speech maintenance programme (eLoud and Proud) to people with Parkinson's disease via telerehabilitation. METHOD: Treatment was delivered to eight participants who had previously received LSVT LOUD®. The programme focussed on using a "loud" voice within conversational and cognitively loaded tasks, and was delivered in two 90-minute sessions per week for four weeks. Data pertaining to sound pressure level (SPL) (for sustained phonation, reading and monologue tasks), maximum frequency range, maximum phonation duration and impact of dysarthria on quality of life were collected at three time points: (1) pre-treatment (PRE); (2) immediately post-treatment (POST); and (3) three months post-treatment (FU)...
June 7, 2018: International Journal of Speech-language Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29879369/development-intra-and-inter-rater-reliability-of-the-new-zealand-secretion-scale-nzss
#16
Anna Miles, Alexandra Hunting
PURPOSE: The New Zealand Secretion Scale (NZSS) has been developed for comprehensive assessment of accumulated secretions during endoscopy. The scale rates secretion severity under the subcategories location, amount and response. This study describes the scale's development and reliability when used by experts and untrained raters. METHOD: One expert scored 254 endoscopy videos using the NZSS and performed repeat measures on 100 randomly selected videos one month later...
June 7, 2018: International Journal of Speech-language Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29865958/innovations-actively-shaping-speech-language-pathology-evidence-based-practice
#17
Kathryn Crowe, Sarah Masso, Suzanne Hopf
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2018: International Journal of Speech-language Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29865957/impact-of-communication-partner-familiarity-and-speech-accuracy-on-parents-ratings-of-their-child-for-the-intelligibility-in-context-scale-dutch
#18
Anniek Van Doornik, Ellen Gerrits, Sharynne McLeod, Hayo Terband
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to examine the role of familiarity of a communication partner on Dutch parents' perception of their child's intelligibility, for children with typically-developing speech (TD) or speech sound disorder (SSD). METHOD: Participants were 67 Dutch-speaking children (48-84 months), 48 with TD and 19 with SSD. Item scores on the parent-rated Intelligibility in Context Scale: Dutch (ICS-NL) were compared between groups and related to naive listeners' ratings of children's intelligibility (IR), and a measure of speech accuracy (i...
June 2018: International Journal of Speech-language Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788772/conceptualising-dose-in-paediatric-language-interventions-current-findings-and-future-directions
#19
Laura M Justice
Dose is a particularly important element of treatment for speech and language disorders, yet relatively little is known concerning how best to operationalise dose in clinical settings. This keynote provides an overview of dose as a theoretical and empirical concept and discusses recent findings that question whether "more is better" when treating children with language disorders. Given recent evidence showing that spaced treatments may result in optimal gains for children, I argue that low-frequency therapy sessions can be especially beneficial for children with language disorders when they are highly productive, providing children with high levels of dose...
June 2018: International Journal of Speech-language Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29724145/elizabeth-usher-memorial-lecture-how-do-we-change-our-profession-using-the-lens-of-behavioural-economics-to-improve-evidence-based-practice-in-speech-language-pathology
#20
Patricia J McCabe
Evidence-based practice (EBP) is a well-accepted theoretical framework around which speech-language pathologists strive to build their clinical decisions. The profession's conceptualisation of EBP has been evolving over the last 20 years with the practice of EBP now needing to balance research evidence, clinical data and informed patient choices. However, although EBP is not a new concept, as a profession, we seem to be no closer to closing the gap between research evidence and practice than we were at the start of the movement toward EBP in the late 1990s...
June 2018: International Journal of Speech-language Pathology
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