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American Journal of Speech-language Pathology

https://read.qxmd.com/read/38597797/rehabilitation-treatment-specification-system-content-and-criterion-validity-across-evidence-based-voice-therapies-for-muscle-tension-dysphonia
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Jarrad H Van Stan, Nelson Roy, Joseph Stemple, Jaqueline Gartner-Schmidt, Amanda I Gillespie, John Whyte, Joseph Duffy, Lyn Turkstra
PURPOSE: Systematically improving voice therapy outcomes is challenging as the clinician actions (i.e., active ingredients) responsible for improved patient functioning (i.e., targets) are relatively unknown. The theory-driven Rehabilitation Treatment Specification System (RTSS) and standard, voice-specific terminology based on the RTSS (RTSS-Voice) may help address this problem. This qualitative study evaluated if the RTSS and RTSS-Voice can describe four evidence-based voice therapies for muscle tension dysphonia without missing critical aspects (content validity) and identify commonalities and differences across them (criterion validity)...
April 10, 2024: American Journal of Speech-language Pathology
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38573246/muscle-tension-dysphagia-an-expanded-investigation-of-clinical-presentations-and-swallowing-kinematics
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Daniel P Buckley, James C Borders, Jessica M Pisegna
PURPOSE: This study retrospectively examined patient-reported symptoms, quality of life, and swallowing kinematics in individuals with presumed muscle tension dysphagia (MTDg). METHOD: Twenty-six individuals met the inclusion criteria. Data were gathered from patient-reported outcome measures (PROs), symptomology, clinician reports of palpation, and hyolaryngeal and hyoid movements measured on a 20-ml thin liquid bolus during videofluoroscopic swallowing studies...
April 4, 2024: American Journal of Speech-language Pathology
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38573244/speech-language-outcomes-in-the-covid-19-milieu-for-multilingual-jamaican-preschoolers-and-considerations-for-telepractice-assessments
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Leslie E Kokotek, Karla N Washington, Barbara Jane Cunningham, Shauna P Acquavita
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to characterize the communicative participation and functional speech intelligibility (i.e., how children use communication and how well they are understood across everyday life) of typically developing (TD) bilingual Jamaican preschoolers and those with functionally defined speech sound disorders (fSSDs) in the COVID-19 milieu. Findings were also compared to an existing corpus of baseline data to document and explore differences in children's speech-language outcomes secondary to pandemic-related social restrictions...
April 4, 2024: American Journal of Speech-language Pathology
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38573233/quantifying-dosage-in-self-managed-speech-language-therapy-exploring-components-of-cumulative-intervention-intensity-in-a-real-world-mobile-health-data-set
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Claire Cordella, Swathi Kiran
PURPOSE: Cumulative Intervention Intensity (CII) is a proposed framework for conceptualizing and calculating dose that has been used to quantify intensity of speech-language therapy (SLT) in highly controlled laboratory studies and clinical trials. However, it is unknown whether CII can be applied to characterize the practice patterns of patients undertaking at-home, self-managed SLT. The current study leverages real-world mobile health data to investigate the applicability of CII parameters to self-managed SLT, including the interrelationships between individual CII parameters and their utility for identifying naturally occurring subgroups of patient users...
April 4, 2024: American Journal of Speech-language Pathology
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38563721/speech-amplification-device-usage-for-the-management-of-hypophonia-a-survey-of-speech-language-pathologists
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Kelly Gates, Thea Knowles, Helen Mach, Jeff Higginbotham, Thea Holder
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to survey speech-language pathologists (SLPs) who assess and treat people with Parkinson's disease (PD) to gather insights into their decision making regarding their use or potential use of speech amplification technology for the management of hypophonia. METHOD: A total of 111 SLPs who were currently practicing in the United States or Canada and had experience working with clients with PD for at least 2 years completed an anonymous Qualtrics survey...
April 2, 2024: American Journal of Speech-language Pathology
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38557150/impact-of-an-international-training-on-interventionists-expertise-in-cleft-palate-speech-results-from-oaxaca-mexico
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Catherine J Crowley, David Yanowitch, Miriam Baigorri, Kyung Hae Hwang, Kelly Nett Cordero, Alejandro Gonzalez, Mariane Goes, Diana Bohórquez, Nicholas Sierra, Socorro Grijalva Zavaleta, Erika S Levy
PURPOSE: International cleft lip and palate surgical charities recognize that speech therapy is essential for successful care of individuals after palate repair. The challenge is how to ensure that cleft speech interventionists (i.e., speech-language pathologists and other speech therapy providers) provide quality care. This exploratory study investigated effects of a two-stage cleft training in Oaxaca, Mexico, aimed at preparing speech interventionists to provide research-based services to individuals born with cleft palate...
April 1, 2024: American Journal of Speech-language Pathology
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38536727/increasing-reciprocal-social-interactions-between-children-who-use-augmentative-and-alternative-communication-and-peers-using-a-collaborative-learning-framework
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Jamie B Boster, Tori Cordone, Hailey Blosser
PURPOSE: Children with complex communication needs who rely on augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) strategies to express themselves face significant difficulties interaction with peers. This study sought to design, implement, and evaluate a collaborative photography intervention designed to increase reciprocal social interaction between children who use AAC and their same-age peers. METHOD: A single-subject, withdrawal design (ABAB) was used to explore the functional relationship between engagement in a collaborative photography intervention and the frequency of reciprocal social interactions between children who use AAC and their same-age peers...
March 27, 2024: American Journal of Speech-language Pathology
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38536710/project-building-bridges-a-framework-for-preparing-highly-qualified-speech-language-pathologists-to-serve-culturally-and-linguistically-diverse-students-with-augmentative-and-alternative-communication-needs
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Patti L Solomon-Rice, Nancy B Robinson, Gloria Soto, Renelinda Arana
PURPOSE: Project Building Bridges was funded by the U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs to address the shortage of speech-language pathologists qualified to serve students with complex communication needs who benefit from augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) and are culturally and linguistically diverse. The purpose was to train future speech-language pathologists in culturally responsive AAC practices through coursework and fieldwork in AAC integrated into the Master of Science degree in Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences...
March 27, 2024: American Journal of Speech-language Pathology
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38530396/language-independent-acoustic-biomarkers-for-quantifying-speech-impairment-in-huntington-s-disease
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Vitória S Fahed, Emer P Doheny, Carla Collazo, Joanna Krzysztofik, Elliot Mann, Philippa Morgan-Jones, Laura Mills, Cheney Drew, Anne E Rosser, Rebecca Cousins, Grzegorz Witkowski, Esther Cubo, Monica Busse, Madeleine M Lowery
PURPOSE: Changes in voice and speech are characteristic symptoms of Huntington's disease (HD). Objective methods for quantifying speech impairment that can be used across languages could facilitate assessment of disease progression and intervention strategies. The aim of this study was to analyze acoustic features to identify language-independent features that could be used to quantify speech dysfunction in English-, Spanish-, and Polish-speaking participants with HD. METHOD: Ninety participants with HD and 83 control participants performed sustained vowel, syllable repetition, and reading passage tasks recorded with previously validated methods using mobile devices...
March 26, 2024: American Journal of Speech-language Pathology
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38512040/exploring-motor-speech-disorders-in-low-and-minimally-verbal-autistic-individuals-an-auditory-perceptual-analysis
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Marc F Maffei, Karen V Chenausky, Abigail Haenssler, Claudia Abbiati, Helen Tager-Flusberg, Jordan R Green
PURPOSE: Motor deficits are widely documented among autistic individuals, and speech characteristics consistent with a motor speech disorder have been reported in prior literature. We conducted an auditory-perceptual analysis of speech production skills in low and minimally verbal autistic individuals as a step toward clarifying the nature of speech production impairments in this population and the potential link between oromotor functioning and language development. METHOD: Fifty-four low or minimally verbal autistic individuals aged 4-18 years were video-recorded performing nonspeech oromotor tasks and producing phonemes, syllables, and words in imitation...
March 21, 2024: American Journal of Speech-language Pathology
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38512013/clinical-insights-into-the-use-of-speech-amplification-devices-for-managing-hypophonia-interviews-with-speech-language-pathologists
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Kelly Gates, Thea Knowles, Helen Mach, Jeff Higginbotham
PURPOSE: The purpose of this qualitative interview study was to identify themes regarding considerations in the usage of speech amplification device usage for people with Parkinson's disease (PD) and hypophonia from the perspective of speech-language pathologists (SLPs). METHOD: Eligible participants included SLPs currently practicing in the United States or Canada with experience working with clients with PD for at least 2 years. Ten SLPs participated in 60-min interviews conducted via Zoom...
March 21, 2024: American Journal of Speech-language Pathology
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38507571/how-toddlers-use-core-and-fringe-vocabulary-what-s-in-an-utterance
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Cathy Binger, Priscilla Magallanes, Vanessa San Miguel, Nancy Harrington, Debbie Hahs-Vaughn
PURPOSE: Selecting vocabulary for preliterate individuals who use augmentative and alternative communication presents multiple challenges, as the number of symbols provided must be balanced with cognitive, motoric, and other needs. Prioritizing certain types of vocabulary thus becomes a necessity. For example, prioritizing core vocabulary-that is, words that are commonly used across a group of people and contexts-is a common practice that attempts to address some of these issues. However, most core vocabulary research to date has narrowly focused on individual word counts, ignoring other critical aspects of language development such as how vocabulary aligns with typical development and how children use core and fringe vocabulary within their utterances...
March 20, 2024: American Journal of Speech-language Pathology
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38502719/ready-for-discharge-but-are-they-ready-to-go-home-examining-neighborhood-level-disadvantage-as-a-marker-of-the-social-exposome-and-the-swallowing-care-process-in-a-retrospective-cohort-of-inpatients-with-dementia
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Raele Donetha Robison, Nicole Butz, Sara Gustafson, Steven Wang, Jason Falvey, Meredith Mackowicz-Torres, Nicole Rogus-Pulia, Amy Kind
PURPOSE: Socioeconomically disadvantaged areas are more resource poor, impacting adherence to swallowing care recommendations. Neighborhood-level disadvantage metrics, such as the Area Deprivation Index (ADI), allow for examination of social determinants of health (SDOH) in a precise region. We examined ADI in a cohort of persons living with dementia (PLWD) to determine representation of those residing in areas of socioeconomic disadvantage (high ADI), distribution of swallowing care provided, and frequency of SDOH-related counseling or resource linking prior to discharge...
March 19, 2024: American Journal of Speech-language Pathology
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38501906/clinical-focus-the-development-and-description-of-a-palette-of-transmasculine-voices
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Devin V Dolquist, Benjamin Munson
PURPOSE: The study of gender and speech has historically excluded studies of transmasculine individuals. Consequently, generalizations about speech and gender are based on cisgender individuals. This lack of representation hinders clinical training and clinical service delivery, particularly by speech-language pathologists providing gender-affirming communication services. This letter describes a new corpus of the speech of American English-speaking transmasculine men, transmasculine nonbinary people, and cisgender men that is open and available to clinicians and researchers...
March 19, 2024: American Journal of Speech-language Pathology
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38483199/vocal-range-variations-elicited-with-a-standard-mandarin-reading-passage-in-individuals-with-voice-disorders
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Yu-Ning Chiang, Roger W Chan, Li-Chun Hsieh
PURPOSE: This study examined whether the "Three Bears Passage" (TB), a standard Mandarin reading passage, could elicit significant vocal range variations in individuals with voice disorders. Relative sensitivity of TB versus another existing standard reading passage, "Passage in Mandarin" (PM), for differentiating between individuals with and without voice disorders was also evaluated. METHOD: Forty-two individuals with normal voice and 30 individuals with voice disorders participated in the study...
March 14, 2024: American Journal of Speech-language Pathology
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38483194/reliability-and-feasibility-of-administering-a-child-language-assessment-via-telehealth
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Deborah R Campbell, Jennella E Lawrence, Howard Goldstein
PURPOSE: Despite the speed with which telehealth use advanced during the COVID-19 pandemic, evidence is needed to support the remote delivery of standardized assessments. This study investigated the reliability and feasibility of administering a standardized language assessment administered in real-world telehealth scenarios compared to in-person administration. METHOD: A total of 100 children between the ages of 3 and 12 years were administered one of three versions of the Clinical Evaluation of Language Fundamentals (CELF)...
March 14, 2024: American Journal of Speech-language Pathology
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38477644/the-acquisition-of-static-and-dynamic-intervention-skills-by-graduate-speech-language-pathology-students
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George W Wolford, Ethan J Wash, Matthew P Stowers, Ashley R McMillon, Arianna N LaCroix
PURPOSE: Speech-language pathology programs use simulated learning experiences (SLEs) to teach graduate student clinicians about fidelity to therapeutic interventions, including static skills (clinical actions that are delivered in a prespecified way regardless of the client's behavior) and dynamic skills (contingent responses formulated in response to a client's behavior). The purpose of this study was to explore student learning of static and dynamic skills throughout SLEs and live clinical practice...
March 13, 2024: American Journal of Speech-language Pathology
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38470839/a-comparison-of-autistic-and-non-autistic-college-students-perceived-challenges-and-engagement-in-self-advocacy
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Siva Priya Santhanam, Kaitlyn Wilson
PURPOSE: Autistic students experience lower college graduation rates than their peers, affecting future opportunities. Self-advocacy is crucial for successful adaptation in postsecondary settings and is documented as a challenge for autistic students. The purpose of the study was to examine autistic college students' engagement in self-advocacy and specific college-related challenges as compared to their neurodivergent and neurotypical peers. METHOD: This study used a cross-sectional survey design to compare perceptions related to self-advocacy and college-related challenges across three groups of students: autistic students, students with a disability other than autism, and nondisabled students...
March 12, 2024: American Journal of Speech-language Pathology
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38451741/inhibitory-control-cognitive-flexibility-and-the-production-of-disfluencies-in-children-who-do-and-do-not-stutter
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Maria Paphiti, Michael A Talias, Kurt Eggers
PURPOSE: Differences in inhibitory control and cognitive flexibility between children who stutter (CWS) and children who do not stutter (CWNS) have been previously demonstrated. The aim of the current study was to investigate whether the previously reported inhibitory control- and cognitive flexibility-related performance costs for CWS are associated with the number of speech disfluencies that they produce. METHOD: Participants were 19 CWS ( M age = 7.58 years, range: 6...
March 7, 2024: American Journal of Speech-language Pathology
https://read.qxmd.com/read/38451710/morphological-complexity-in-writing-implications-for-writing-quality-and-patterns-of-change
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Carla Wood, Miguel Garcia-Salas, Christopher Schatschneider, Michelle Torres-Chavarro
PURPOSE: The current study examined (a) the relation between morphologically complex word (MCW) use (words containing at least one derivational morpheme such as prefixes and suffixes) and teachers' ratings of writing quality, (b) average change in MCW use in writing across the school year, and (c) differential change in MCW among students with varying language abilities and linguistic backgrounds including students with developmental language disorders (DLDs) and multilingual learners (MLs)...
March 7, 2024: American Journal of Speech-language Pathology
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