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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937930/feasibility-of-a-multidisciplinary-caregiving-training-protocol-for-young-caregivers-in-families-with-als
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Melinda S Kavanaugh, Megan Howard, Lori Banker-Horner
Feasibility of a multidisciplinary caregiving training protocol for young caregivers in families with ALS. OBJECTIVES: To assess the feasibility of a multidisciplinary young caregiver group training protocol for children and youth who provide care to a family member with ALS. METHOD: Peer group experiential young caregiver model based on theories of self-management and self-efficacy. Training conducted by a multidisciplinary team of therapists in ALS (PT, OT, Speech and social work), as well as assistive device vendors...
September 22, 2017: Social Work in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934864/augmentative-and-alternative-communication-practices-a-descriptive-study-of-the-perceptions-of-south-african-speech-language-therapists
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Shakila Dada, Yvonne Murphy, Kerstin Tönsing
Speech-language therapists (SLTs) have direct contact with a wide variety of individuals who require augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) and they are therefore considered to have a primary role in the assessment, selection, and implementation of AAC symbols, techniques, aids, and strategies. Limited information is available with regard to SLTs' practices in the field of AAC, and there is a particular paucity of information about developing country contexts such as South Africa. The aim of this study was to determine how South African SLTs perceive their current AAC practices...
September 21, 2017: Augmentative and Alternative Communication: AAC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880695/influences-on-students-assistive-technology-use-at-school-the-views-of-classroom-teachers-allied-health-professionals-students-with-cerebral-palsy-and-their-parents
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Petra Karlsson, Christine Johnston, Katrina Barker
PURPOSE: This study explored how classroom teachers, allied health professionals, students with cerebral palsy, and their parents view high-tech assistive technology service delivery in the classroom. METHODS: Semi-structured interviews with six classroom teachers and six parents and their children were conducted. Additionally, two focus groups comprising 10 occupational therapists and six speech pathologists were carried out. Ethical and confidentiality considerations meant that the groups were not matched...
September 7, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878734/speech-and-voice-response-to-a-levodopa-challenge-in-late-stage-parkinson-s-disease
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Margherita Fabbri, Isabel Guimarães, Rita Cardoso, Miguel Coelho, Leonor Correia Guedes, Mario M Rosa, Catarina Godinho, Daisy Abreu, Nilza Gonçalves, Angelo Antonini, Joaquim J Ferreira
BACKGROUND: Parkinson's disease (PD) patients are affected by hypokinetic dysarthria, characterized by hypophonia and dysprosody, which worsens with disease progression. Levodopa's (l-dopa) effect on quality of speech is inconclusive; no data are currently available for late-stage PD (LSPD). OBJECTIVE: To assess the modifications of speech and voice in LSPD following an acute l-dopa challenge. METHOD: LSPD patients [Schwab and England score <50/Hoehn and Yahr stage >3 (MED ON)] performed several vocal tasks before and after an acute l-dopa challenge...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872931/factors-perceived-by-rehabilitation-professionals-to-influence-the-provision-of-assistive-technology-to-children-a-systematic-review
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Karin van Niekerk, Shakila Dada, Kerstin Tönsing, Kobie Boshoff
BACKGROUND: The use of Assistive Technology (AT) by children with disabilities has been associated with significant development and improvement in outcomes within all spheres of life. However, AT is often underutilized. Appropriate selection of AT by rehabilitation professionals could improve the satisfaction of the user and their family with their AT. DATA SOURCES: A systematic search identified six studies that investigate the factors that occupational therapists, physiotherapists, as well as speech and language pathologists perceive to influence their provision of AT to children...
September 5, 2017: Physical & Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871024/telemedicine-guided-education-on-secondary-stroke-and-fall-prevention-following-inpatient-rehabilitation-for-texas-patients-with-stroke-and-their-caregivers-a-feasibility-pilot-study
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Mansi M Jhaveri, Ruby Benjamin-Garner, Nahid Rianon, Mark Sherer, Gerard Francisco, Farhaan Vahidy, Kayta Kobayashi, Mary Gaber, Paige Shoemake, Kim Vu, Alyssa Trevino, James Grotta, Sean Savitz
INTRODUCTION: The aftermath of stroke leaves many consequences including cognitive deficits and falls due to imbalance. Stroke survivors and families struggle to navigate the complex healthcare system with little assistance posthospital discharge, often leading to early hospital readmission and worse stroke outcomes. Telemedicine Guided Education on Secondary Stroke and Fall Prevention Following Inpatient Rehabilitation feasibility study examines whether stroke survivors and their caregivers find value in telerehabilitation (TR) home visits that provide individualised care and education by a multidisciplinary team after discharge from inpatient rehabilitation...
September 3, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870281/workplace-injuries-in-the-australian-allied-health-workforce
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Sarah Anderson, Rwth Stuckey, Lauren V Fortington, Jodi Oakman
Objective This study aims to identify the number, costs and reported injury mechanisms of serious injury claims for allied health professionals.Methods Using Australian Workers' Compensation injury data, the number, mechanism, and costs of injury claims were calculated for eight groups of allied health professions (chiropractors and osteopaths, speech pathologists and audiologists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, psychologists, podiatrists, social workers and prosthetists/orthotists) between the 2000-01 and 2013-14 financial years...
September 5, 2017: Australian Health Review: a Publication of the Australian Hospital Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28857633/practice-makes-perfect-the-pedagogic-value-of-online-independent-phonetic-transcription-practice-for-speech-and-language-therapy-students
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Jill Titterington, Sally Bates
Accuracy of phonetic transcription is a core skill for speech and language therapists (SLTs) worldwide (Howard & Heselwood, 2002). The current study investigates the value of weekly independent online phonetic transcription tasks to support development of this skill in year one SLT students. Using a mixed methods observational design, students enrolled in a year one phonetics module completed 10 weekly homework activities in phonetic transcription on a stand-alone tutorial site (WebFon (Bates, Matthews & Eagles, 2010)) and 5 weekly online quizzes (the 'Ulster Set' (Titterington, unpublished))...
August 31, 2017: Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28851443/the-pd-comm-trial-a-protocol-for-the-process-evaluation-of-a-randomised-trial-assessing-the-effectiveness-of-two-types-of-slt-for-people-with-parkinson-s-disease
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Patricia Masterson-Algar, Christopher R Burton, Marian C Brady, Avril Nicoll, Carl E Clarke, Caroline Rick, Max Hughes, Pui Au, Christina H Smith, Catherine M Sackley
BACKGROUND: The PD COMM trial is a phase III multi-centre randomised controlled trial whose aim is to evaluate the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of two approaches to speech and language therapy (SLT) compared with no SLT intervention (control) for people with Parkinson's disease who have self-reported or carer-reported problems with their speech or voice. Our protocol describes the process evaluation embedded within the outcome evaluation whose aim is to evaluate what happened at the time of the PD COMM intervention implementation and to provide findings that will assist in the interpretation of the PD COMM trial results...
August 29, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28838582/cost-offset-associated-with-early-start-denver-model-for-children-with-autism
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Zuleyha Cidav, Jeff Munson, Annette Estes, Geraldine Dawson, Sally Rogers, David Mandell
OBJECTIVE: To determine the effect of the Early Start Denver Model (ESDM) for treatment of young children with autism on health care service use and costs. METHOD: We used data from a randomized trial that tested the efficacy of the ESDM, which is based on developmental and applied behavioral analytic principles and delivered by trained therapists and parents, for 2 years. Parents were interviewed about their children's service use every 6 months from the onset of the intervention to follow-up (age 6 years)...
September 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813068/cultural-adaptation-of-the-short-self-regulation-questionnaire-suggestions-for-the-speech-area
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Anna Alice Almeida, Mara Behlau
Purpose: To present the translated and linguistic and culturally adapted version of the Short self-regulation Questionnaire (SSRQ) for the Brazilian Portuguese and to check its applicability to patients with dysphonia. Methods: The SSRQ is a tool used to evaluate the ability to self-regulate behavior; it has 31 items and generates three scores: total index of individual self-regulation capacity and partial scores for goal setting and impulse control. Each item should be scored by means of a Likert-type 5-point scale; the total score ranges from 29 to 145 points...
August 14, 2017: CoDAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806819/indicators-of-dysphagia-in-aged-care-facilities
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Dai Pu, Thomas Murry, May C M Wong, Edwin M L Yiu, Karen M K Chan
Purpose: The current cross-sectional study aimed to investigate risk factors for dysphagia in elderly individuals in aged care facilities. Method: A total of 878 individuals from 42 aged care facilities were recruited for this study. The dependent outcome was speech therapist-determined swallowing function. Independent factors were Eating Assessment Tool score, oral motor assessment score, Mini-Mental State Examination, medical history, and various functional status ratings...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research: JSLHR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805569/speech-voice-and-communication
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Julia A Johnson
Communication changes are an important feature of Parkinson's and include both motor and nonmotor features. This chapter will cover briefly the motor features affecting speech production and voice function before focusing on the nonmotor aspects. A description of the difficulties experienced by people with Parkinson's when trying to communicate effectively is presented along with some of the assessment tools and therapists' treatment options. The idea of clinical heterogeneity of PD and subtyping patients with different communication problems is explored and suggestions are made on how this may influence clinicians' treatment methods and choices so as to provide personalized therapy programmes...
2017: International Review of Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755055/structured-reports-of-videofluoroscopic-swallowing-studies-have-the-potential-to-improve-overall-report-quality-compared-to-free-text-reports
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Franziska Schoeppe, Wieland H Sommer, Mareike Haack, Miriam Havel, Marika Rheinwald, Juliane Wechtenbruch, Martin R Fischer, Felix G Meinel, Bastian O Sabel, Nora N Sommer
PURPOSE: To compare free text (FTR) and structured reports (SR) of videofluoroscopic swallowing studies (VFSS) and evaluate satisfaction of referring otolaryngologists and speech therapists. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Both standard FTR and SR of 26 patients with VFSS were acquired. A dedicated template focusing on oropharyngeal phases was created for SR using online software with clickable decision-trees and concomitant generation of semantically structured reports...
July 28, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748108/readyspeech-for-people-with-dysarthria-after-stroke-protocol-for-a-feasibility-randomised-controlled-trial
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Claire Mitchell, Audrey Bowen, Sarah Tyson, Paul Conroy
BACKGROUND: Dysarthria, a disordered speech production resulting from neuro-muscular impairment, is a common symptom after stroke. It causes significant problems for patients' speech intelligibility, communication, psychological well-being, social engagement and stroke recovery. Rehabilitation for dysarthria is variable in quality, intensity and duration, which may be, in part, due to the lack of good quality evidence. An online therapy programme, ReaDySpeech, has the potential to improve quality, intensity and duration of speech rehabilitation and was considered in a proof-of-concept study to be acceptable to speech and language therapists and patients which warranted further evaluation...
2018: Pilot and Feasibility Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736897/taking-culture-seriously-can-we-improve-the-developmental-health-and-well-being-of-australian-aboriginal-children-in-out-of-home-care
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S Raman, S Ruston, S Irwin, P Tran, P Hotton, S Thorne
BACKGROUND: Children in out-of-home care have well-documented health and developmental needs. Research suggests that Aboriginal children in care have unmet health and intervention needs. In metropolitan Sydney, Kari Aboriginal Resources Inc. (KARI), an Aboriginal organization, provides support to indigenous children in care, including clinical assessment and intervention. We wanted to determine the health and developmental needs of a subset of children in out-of-home care with KARI, who had been in stable care for at least a year...
July 23, 2017: Child: Care, Health and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731072/-evaluation-of-the-results-of-the-prevention-program-protect-your-voice-implemented-by-the-greater-poland-center-of-occupational-medicine-of-poznan
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Magdalena Jałowska, Grażyna Wośkowiak, Bożena Wiskirska-Woźnica
BACKGROUND: The aim of the study was to evaluate the rationale for training in voice emission and voice prophylaxis among teachers and to assess the effects of voice disorders rehabilitation in the selected group of teachers participating in the program "Protect your voice." MATERIAL AND METHODS: An anonymous survey was conducted among 463 teachers participating in the training part of the program. The effectivness of rehabilitation of teachers with occupational voice disorders was evaluated among 51 subjects (average age: 43 years) taking part in diagnostic and rehabilitation part of the program...
July 26, 2017: Medycyna Pracy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722152/pilot-of-the-boost-a%C3%A2-an-online-transition-planning-program-for-adolescents-with-autism
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Megan Hatfield, Nina Murray, Marina Ciccarelli, Torbjörn Falkmer, Marita Falkmer
BACKGROUND: Many adolescents with autism face difficulties with the transition from high school into post-school activities. The Better OutcOmes & Successful Transitions for Autism (BOOST-A™) is an online transition planning program which supports adolescents on the autism spectrum to prepare for leaving school. This study describes the development of the BOOST-A™ and aimed to determine the feasibility and viability of the program. METHODS: Two pilot studies were conducted...
July 19, 2017: Australian Occupational Therapy Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718461/-multidisciplinary-treatment-approach-in-a-patient-with-a-severe-gag-reflex
#19
C Borsjé
A patient was referred to a centre for special care dentistry due to problems with a severe gag reflex and dental care-related anxiety. A regular treatment was started with gradual exposure in vivo in combination with breathing exercises, which involved the patient doing exercises at home. In addition, she was referred to an (external) speech therapist. During the treatment the patient suffered from pain in [molar] tooth 27 and a short-term solution was necessary. Regular treatment was not (yet) possible due to the existing severe gag reflex...
July 2017: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Tandheelkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716980/early-dysphagia-screening-by-trained-nurses-reduces-pneumonia-rate-in-stroke-patients-a-clinical-intervention-study
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Christoph Palli, Simon Fandler, Kathrin Doppelhofer, Kurt Niederkorn, Christian Enzinger, Christian Vetta, Esther Trampusch, Reinhold Schmidt, Franz Fazekas, Thomas Gattringer
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Dysphagia is a common stroke symptom and leads to serious complications such as aspiration and pneumonia. Early dysphagia screening can reduce these complications. In many hospitals, dysphagia screening is performed by speech-language therapists who are often not available on weekends/holidays, which results in delayed dysphagia assessment. METHODS: We trained the nurses of our neurological department to perform formal dysphagia screening in every acute stroke patient by using the Gugging Swallowing Screen...
September 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
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