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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424605/white-matter-integrity-and-treatment-based-change-in-speech-performance-in-minimally-verbal-children-with-autism-spectrum-disorder
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Karen Chenausky, Julius Kernbach, Andrea Norton, Gottfried Schlaug
We investigated the relationship between imaging variables for two language/speech-motor tracts and speech fluency variables in 10 minimally verbal (MV) children with autism. Specifically, we tested whether measures of white matter integrity-fractional anisotropy (FA) of the arcuate fasciculus (AF) and frontal aslant tract (FAT)-were related to change in percent syllable-initial consonants correct, percent items responded to, and percent syllable insertion errors (from best baseline to post 25 treatment sessions)...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421695/evaluation-of-an-interview-skills-training-package-for-adolescents-with-speech-language-and-communication-needs
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Rachel Mathrick, Tina Meagher, Courtenay Frazier Norbury
BACKGROUND & AIMS: We evaluated a structured intervention programme aimed at preparing adolescents with developmental language disorders for job interviews. Our primary outcome measures included change in ratings of verbal and non-verbal social communication behaviours evident during mock interviews. METHODS & PROCEDURES: In study 1, 12 participants, aged 17-19 years, from a specialist sixth-form college completed the intervention and two mock interviews, one pre- and one post-intervention...
April 18, 2017: International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412599/group-intervention-for-individuals-with-primary-progressive-aphasia-and-their-spouses-who-comes-first
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Regina Jokel, Jed Meltzer, J D R, L D M, J J C, E A N, C D T
Primary progressive aphasia (PPA) is a neurodegenerative dementia in which language impairment is the first and most dominant symptom. There is a considerable dearth of interventions for PPA although language rehabilitation has made headway in managing the disorder. Thus far, no comprehensive services have been proposed for PPA clients and/or their spouses. This paper describes the first structured group intervention program designated exclusively for people with PPA and their caregivers. This pilot project originates from a clinical service and presents supporting evidence for initiation of a larger study to establish an evidence-based intervention for PPA...
April 9, 2017: Journal of Communication Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407233/language-disorder-and-retrospectively-reported-sexual-abuse-of-girls-severity-and-disclosure
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E B Brownlie, Eva Graham, Lin Bao, Emiko Koyama, Joseph H Beitchman
BACKGROUND: Despite emerging evidence for an association between communication disorders and maltreatment, little research has examined sexual abuse characteristics or disclosure experiences among individuals with language disorder (LD). Given that communication difficulties may constitute a barrier to disclosure, the disclosure experiences among individuals with and without communication difficulties may also differ. METHODS: Five-year-old children identified with a language and/or speech disorder from a nonclinical community sample and a control group were followed to adulthood in a prospective longitudinal study...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, and Allied Disciplines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403669/use-of-videoconferencing-for-physical-therapy-in-people-with-musculoskeletal-conditions-a-systematic-review
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Stacey Lovo Grona, Brenna Bath, Angela Busch, Thomas Rotter, Catherine Trask, Elizabeth Harrison
Background Physical therapists are key players in the management of musculoskeletal conditions, which are common in rural and remote communities. There are few physical therapists in rural regions compared to potential need, so care is either not provided or must be sought in urban centers, requiring travel and time away from work and family to access services. Telerehabilitation strategies, such as real-time videoconferencing, are emerging as possible solutions to address shortages in rural physical therapy services...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400738/grammar-is-differentially-impaired-in-subgroups-of-autism-spectrum-disorders-evidence-from-an-investigation-of-tense-marking-and-morphosyntax
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Nadezhda Modyanova, Alexandra Perovic, Ken Wexler
Deficits in the production of verbal inflection (tense marking, or finiteness) are part of the Optional Infinitive (OI) stage of typical grammatical development. They are also a hallmark of language impairment: they have been used as biomarkers in guiding genetic studies of Specific Language Impairment (SLI), and have also been observed in autism spectrum disorders (ASD). To determine the detailed nature of finiteness abilities in subgroups of ASD [autism with impaired language (ALI) vs. autism with normal language (ALN)], we compared tense marking abilities in 46 children with ALI and 37 children with ALN with that of two groups of nonverbal mental age (MA) and verbal MA-matched typically developing (TD) controls, the first such study described in the literature...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397306/a-review-of-cognitive-impairments-in-children-with-intellectual-disabilities-implications-for-cognitive-behaviour-therapy
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Anastasia Hronis, Lynette Roberts, Ian I Kneebone
OBJECTIVE: Nearly half of children with intellectual disability (ID) have comorbid affective disorders. These problems are chronic if left untreated and can significantly impact upon future vocational, educational, and social opportunities. Despite this, there is a paucity of research into effective treatments for this population. Notably, one of the most supported of psychological therapies, cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT), remains largely uninvestigated in children with ID. The current review considers the neuropsychological profile of children and adolescents with mild to moderate ID, with a view to informing how CBT might best be adapted for children and adolescents with ID...
April 11, 2017: British Journal of Clinical Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395359/speech-inconsistency-in-children-with-childhood-apraxia-of-speech-language-impairment-and-speech-delay-depends-on-the-stimuli
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Jenya Iuzzini-Seigel, Tiffany P Hogan, Jordan R Green
Purpose: The current research sought to determine (a) if speech inconsistency is a core feature of childhood apraxia of speech (CAS) or if it is driven by comorbid language impairment that affects a large subset of children with CAS and (b) if speech inconsistency is a sensitive and specific diagnostic marker that can differentiate between CAS and speech delay. Method: Participants included 48 children ranging between 4;7 to 17;8 (years;months) with CAS (n = 10), CAS + language impairment (n = 10), speech delay (n = 10), language impairment (n = 9), or typical development (n = 9)...
April 9, 2017: Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research: JSLHR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389841/an-initial-case-series-of-intensive-cognitive-behavioral-therapy-for-obsessive-compulsive-disorder-in-adolescents-with-autism-spectrum-disorder
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Marina Iniesta-Sepúlveda, Joshua M Nadeau, Amaya Ramos, Brian Kay, Bradley C Riemann, Eric A Storch
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is prevalent among youth with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) with ASD-specific modifications has support for treating OCD in this population; however, use of intensive CBT in youth with ASD and severe OCD has not been tested. The current study examined the preliminary effectiveness of an individualized intensive CBT protocol for OCD in adolescents with ASD. Nine adolescents (aged 11-17 years) completed a regimen of intensive CBT (range 24-80 daily sessions) incorporating exposure with response prevention (ERP)...
April 7, 2017: Child Psychiatry and Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387925/chlorpromazine-versus-clotiapine-for-schizophrenia
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REVIEW
Shahrzad Mazhari, Saeed Esmailian, Armita Shah-Esmaeili, Ali S Goughari, Azam Bazrafshan, Morteza Zare
BACKGROUND: Schizophrenia is a chronic, disabling and severe mental disorder, characterised by disturbance in perception, thought, language, affect and motor behaviour. Chlorpromazine and clotiapine are among antipsychotic drugs used for the treatment of people with schizophrenia. OBJECTIVES: To determine the clinical effects, safety and cost-effectiveness of chlorpromazine compared with clotiapine for adults with schizophrenia. SEARCH METHODS: We searched Cochrane Schizophrenia's Trials Register (last update search 16/01/2016), which is based on regular searches of CINAHL, BIOSIS, AMED, Embase, PubMed, MEDLINE, PsycINFO and clinical trials registries...
April 7, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378110/validation-of-the-pfdi-20-and-pfiq-7-quality-of-life-questionnaires-in-two-african-languages
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Etienne W Henn, Barry W Richter, Masekhoko M P Marokane
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: Self-administered quality of life (QOL) questionnaires provide objective evaluation of an individual's symptoms. The Pelvic Floor Distress Inventory-20 (PFDI-20) and the Pelvic Floor Impact Questionnaire-7 (PFIQ-7) are condition-specific short form questionnaires. There are very few validated QOL questionnaires for women in Africa. The aim of this study was to validate these questionnaires in African women for the Afrikaans and Sesotho languages. METHODS: Patients with pelvic floor disorders completed the questionnaires at baseline, 1 week later and after 6 months...
April 4, 2017: International Urogynecology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374573/agreement-between-concern-about-autism-spectrum-disorder-at-the-time-of-referral-and-diagnosis-and-factors-associated-with-agreement
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Bee H Lo, Felicity Klopper, Elizabeth H Barnes, Katrina Williams
AIM: This study examined the level of agreement between referral reason and diagnostic outcome for pre-school aged children showing developmental delays and differences. In particular, the level of agreement when there was concern about autism spectrum disorder (ASD) was investigated. METHODS: Clinical records for children (n = 677) assessed for developmental concerns at a multidisciplinary assessment clinic in Sydney, Australia, were examined. Referral reason and diagnostic outcome were compared...
April 4, 2017: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374287/the-differential-contributions-of-conceptual-representation-format-and-language-structure-to-levels-of-semantic-abstraction-capacity
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REVIEW
Gainotti Guido
This paper reviews some controversies concerning the original and revised versions of the 'hub-and-spoke' model of conceptual representations and their implication for abstraction capacity levels. The 'hub-and-spoke' model, which is based on data gathered in patients with semantic dementia (SD), is the most authoritative model of conceptual knowledge. Patterson et al.'s (Nature Reviews Neuroscience, 8(12), 976-987, 2007) classical version of this model maintained that conceptual representations are stored in a unitary 'amodal' format in the right and left anterior temporal lobes (ATLs), because in SD the semantic disorder cuts across modalities and categories...
April 3, 2017: Neuropsychology Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367128/the-role-of-norepinephrine-and-its-%C3%AE-adrenergic-receptors-in-the-pathophysiology-and-treatment-of-major-depressive-disorder-and-schizophrenia-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Vladimir Maletic, Anna Eramo, Keva Gwin, Steve J Offord, Ruth A Duffy
Norepinephrine (NE) is recognized as having a key role in the pathophysiology of major depressive disorder (MDD) and schizophrenia, although its distinct actions via α-adrenergic receptors (α-ARs) are not well defined. We performed a systematic review examining the roles of NE and α-ARs in MDD and schizophrenia. PubMed and ProQuest database searches were performed to identify English language papers published between 2008 and 2015. In total, 2,427 publications (PubMed, n = 669; ProQuest, n = 1,758) were identified...
2017: Frontiers in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364681/specific-language-impairment-in-a-morphologically-complex-agglutinative-indian-language-kannada
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Shivani Tiwari, Prathibha Karanth, B Rajashekar
Specific Language Impairment (SLI) remains an underinvestigated disorder in morphologically complex agglutinative languages such as Kannada. Currently, only a few case reports are available on SLI in Dravidian languages. The morphological complexity inherent to Dravidian languages such as Kannada provides a potential avenue to verify one of the two prevailing accounts of SLI: the morphological richness theory and CGC (Computational Grammatical Complexity) hypothesis. While the previous theory predicts the relatively spared performance of children with SLI (CwSLI) on syntactic morphology in morphologically complex languages, the latter predicts a diametrically opposite performance...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Communication Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362136/analogical-reasoning-in-children-with-specific-language-impairment-evidence-from-a-scene-analogy-task
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Magali Krzemien, Boutheina Jemel, Christelle Maillart
Analogical reasoning is a human ability that maps systems of relations. It develops along with relational knowledge, working memory and executive functions such as inhibition. It also maintains a mutual influence on language development. Some authors have taken a greater interest in the analogical reasoning ability of children with language disorders, specifically those with specific language impairment (SLI). These children apparently have weaker analogical reasoning abilities than their aged-matched peers without language disorders...
March 31, 2017: Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28360240/meta-analysis-of-the-effectiveness-of-psychological-and-medical-treatments-for-binge-eating-disorder-metabed-study-protocol
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Anja Hilbert, David Petroff, Stephan Herpertz, Anette Kersting, Reinhard Pietrowsky, Brunna Tuschen-Caffier, Silja Vocks, Ricarda Schmidt
INTRODUCTION: Binge-eating disorder (BED) was included as its own diagnostic entity in the Fifth Edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5). An increasing number of treatment studies have been published, but an up-to-date comprehensive meta-analysis on diverse treatment approaches for BED is lacking. In an updated and extension of a previous meta-analysis, the goals of this study are to assess the short-term and long-term effectiveness of psychological and medical treatments for BED...
March 29, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359873/neural-correlates-of-emotional-inhibitory-control-in-autism-spectrum-disorders
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Francisco Velasquez, Xiaoyan Angela Qin, Melissa A Reilly, Emily Neuhaus, Annette Estes, Elizabeth Aylward, Natalia M Kleinhans
Atypical inhibitory function is often present in individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), who may have difficulty suppressing context-inappropriate behaviors. We investigated the neural correlates of inhibition in ASD in response to both emotional and non-emotional stimuli using an fMRI Go/NoGo inhibition task with human faces and letters. We also related neural activation to behavioral dysfunction in ASD. Our sample consisted of 19 individuals with ASD (mean age=25.84) and 22 typically developing (TD) control participants (mean age=29...
March 27, 2017: Research in Developmental Disabilities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351159/implementation-fidelity-of-a-computer-assisted-intervention-for-children-with-speech-sound-disorders
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Jane McCormack, Elise Baker, Sarah Masso, Kathryn Crowe, Sharynne McLeod, Yvonne Wren, Sue Roulstone
BACKGROUND: Implementation fidelity refers to the degree to which an intervention or programme adheres to its original design. This paper examines implementation fidelity in the Sound Start Study, a clustered randomised controlled trial of computer-assisted support for children with speech sound disorders (SSD). METHOD: Sixty-three children with SSD in 19 early childhood centres received computer-assisted support (Phoneme Factory Sound Sorter [PFSS] - Australian version)...
March 29, 2017: International Journal of Speech-language Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28349875/intact-non-word-repetition-and-similar-error-patterns-in-language-matched-children-with-autism-spectrum-disorders-a-pilot-study
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Aparna Nadig, Anjali Mulligan
PURPOSE: We investigated whether enhanced auditory short-term memory may contribute to the learning of novel word forms in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. We also evaluated whether delayed but qualitatively normal, versus atypical, cognitive processes underlie non-word repetition in this population via a detailed error analysis. METHOD: English-speaking children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (who had significant language delay) and typically-developing children matched pairwise on language ability were compared on the Syllable Repetition Task (Shriberg et al...
March 18, 2017: Journal of Communication Disorders
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