Elucidating managerial, staff and client perspectives on the Speech and Language Therapy service in Malta
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by Ann‐Marie Sant, Michelle Black
3d ago
Abstract Background Speech and language therapy (SLT) services are fundamental for communication, academic and social development. Evidence shows that demand for services is increasing, and this can adversely affect the quality of care. There are limited published studies in relation to the demand and quality of speech and language services in Malta. Aims To elucidate the perspectives of speech–language pathologists (SLPs), service managers and parents of clients about the impact of factors pertaining to human resource development (HRD), human resource management (HRM) and the environment on t ..read more
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International Journal of Language &Communication Disorders, Volume 59, Issue 4, Page 1255-1256, July/August 2024 ..read more
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Exploring cross‐linguistic differences in parental input and their associations with child expressive language in ASD: Bulgarian versus English comparison
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by Mihaela D. Barokova, Helen Tager‐Flusberg
1w ago
Abstract Background Parental input plays a central role in typical language acquisition and development. In autism spectrum disorder (ASD), characterized by social communicative and language difficulties, parental input presents an important avenue for investigation as a target for intervention. A rich body of literature has identified which aspects of grammatical complexity and lexical diversity are most associated with child language ability in both typical development and autism. Yet, the majority of these studies are conducted with English-speaking children, thus potentially overlooking nu ..read more
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The role of lexical and prosodic characteristics of mothers’ child‐directed speech for the early vocabulary development of Italian children with cochlear implants
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by Valentina Persici, Giulia Castelletti, Letizia Guerzoni, Domenico Cuda, Marinella Majorano
1w ago
Abstract Background Variability in the vocabulary outcomes of children with cochlear implants (CIs) is partially explained by child-directed speech (CDS) characteristics. Yet, relatively little is known about whether and how mothers adapt their lexical and prosodic characteristics to the child's hearing status (before and after implantation, and compared with groups with normal hearing (NH)) and how important they are in affecting vocabulary development in the first 12 months of hearing experience. Aims To investigate whether mothers of children with CIs produce CDS with similar lexical and pr ..read more
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Identifying early language predictors: A replication of Gasparini et al. (2023) confirming applicability in a general population cohort
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by Loretta Gasparini, Daisy A. Shepherd, Jing Wang, Melissa Wake, Angela T. Morgan
2w ago
Abstract Background Identifying language disorders earlier can help children receive the support needed to improve developmental outcomes and quality of life. Despite the prevalence and impacts of persistent language disorder, there are surprisingly no robust predictor tools available. This makes it difficult for researchers to recruit young children into early intervention trials, which in turn impedes advances in providing effective early interventions to children who need it. Aims To validate externally a predictor set of six variables previously identified to be predictive of language at 1 ..read more
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Factors affecting consonant production accuracy in children with cochlear implants: Expressive vocabulary and maternal education
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by James Mahshie, Cynthia Core, Michael D. Larsen
3w ago
Abstract Background Despite the ability of cochlear implants (CIs) to provide children with access to speech, there is considerable variability in spoken language outcomes. Research aimed at identifying factors influencing speech production accuracy is needed. Aims To characterize the consonant production accuracy of children with cochlear implants (CWCI) and an age-matched group of children with typical hearing (CWTH) and to explore several factors that potentially affect the ability of both groups to accurately produce consonants. Methods & Procedures We administered the Bankson-Bernthal ..read more
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‘Do it afraid’: An arts‐based reflexive collective case study exploring youth responses to post‐concussion communication changes in daily life
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by Jessica A. Harasym, Douglas P. Gross, Andrea A. N. MacLeod, Shanon K. Phelan
3w ago
Abstract Background Concussion and communication researchers have yet to study how post-concussion communication changes affect youths’ daily lives. The lack of attention paid to how young people respond to communication changes during concussion recovery constitutes a significant gap in current concussion management research and practices. Aims To explore how youth respond to the effects of post-concussion communication changes in their daily life, including (1) daily routines, (2) relationships with family members, (3) relationships with peers and (4) participation in school/work and communi ..read more
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The experiences of home‐domiciled and international ethnic minority students on a pre‐registration speech and language therapy training programme: A qualitative study
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by Rachel Rees, Christina Smith, Asher Loke, Ruth Nightingale
3w ago
Abstract Background Attainment inequalities exist for ethnic minority students graduating from higher education institutes (HEIs) in the UK. Previous research has investigated the outcomes and experiences of students from ethnic minority backgrounds on health and social care programmes. However, studies exploring ethnic minority speech and language therapy (SLT) students’ experiences have only focused on international students and were conducted in Australia. No known studies exploring the experiences of both home-domiciled and international SLT students from ethnic minority backgrounds have b ..read more
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Use of an intelligent tutoring system for a curriculum on augmentative and alternative communication: Feasibility for implementation
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by Shakila Dada, Cathy Flores, Kirsty Bastable, Kerstin Tönsing, Alecia Samuels, Sourav Mukhopadhyay, Beatrice Isanda, Josephine Ohenewa Bampoe, Unati Stemela‐Zali, Saira Banu Karim, Legini Moodley, Adele May, Refilwe Morwane, Katherine Smith, Rahab Mothapo, Mavis Mohuba, Maureen Casey, Zakiyya Laher, Nothando Mtungwa, Robyn Moore
3w ago
Abstract Background Over 8 million children with disabilities live in Africa and are candidates for augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), yet formal training for team members, such as speech–language therapists and special education teachers, is extremely limited. Only one university on the continent provides postgraduate degrees in AAC, and other institutions provide only short modules at an undergraduate level. The need for an introductory training course on AAC that is accessible by university students continent-wide was identified. An online programme, namely an intelligent tut ..read more
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Effectiveness of French Phonological Components Analysis in individuals with chronic aphasia
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by Michèle Masson‐Trottier, Karine Marcotte, Elizabeth Rochon, Carol Leonard, Ana Inés Ansaldo
1M ago
Abstract Background Over 50% of individuals with aphasia face ongoing word-finding issues. Studies have found phonologically oriented therapy helpful for English speakers, but this has not yet been studied in French. It is essential to assess the effectiveness of such a therapy in French, considering the distinct linguistic typologies between both languages, which may impact the outcomes of phonologically oriented interventions. Aim This paper evaluates the effectiveness of French Phonological Component Analysis (Fr-PCA) on communication skills of individuals with chronic aphasia and the impac ..read more
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