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Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are said to interpret language literally. If so, they would have trouble understanding figurative language, independent of their language level. Idioms (e.g. “skating on thin ice”) are a type of figurative language that are used frequently. In this...
The effects of a volitional breathing technique on swallowing and respiratory coordination in individuals with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: A procedural ProtocolDownload
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), commonly referred to as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a common motor neuron disorder resulting in the deterioration, weakness and eventual atrophy of many of the key muscles of the body required to sustain life. Breathing and swallowing problems are common among...
The research team conducted a scoping review of literature related to the concept of “Clear Speech” and its application with older individuals who have hearing loss. The application of Clear Speech is hypothesized to improve speech intelligibility and thus to increase comprehension of speech by...
This paper outlines the process involved in the development of a speech and language focused workbook that was created in collaboration with the Brain Care Center, in Edmonton, Alberta. ‘A Workbook for Individuals with Aphasia – Take Home Practice for Speech and Language’ was created to support...
Health care providers report that individuals with similar levels of impairment after stroke have markedly different outcomes (Hartman-Maeir et al., 2007). Pilot studies of stroke survivors suggest that resilience may be a primary mediating variable accounting for the fact that some individuals...
Individuals with Alzheimer’s type dementia will have diminished ability to communicate verbally as the disease progresses. Therefore, nonverbal communication (NVC) through the use of and facial expression, gestures, and body language is essential for connecting with others and expressing wants...
Must Love Dogs: Literature Review and Manual on Animal Assisted Therapy in Speech-Language Pathology with Adult Neurological DisordersDownload
Animal-assisted therapy (AAT) involves introducing a specially trained animal into a clinical setting to augment treatment. AAT has been incorporated into the treatment and management of individuals with a wide range of disabilities with the goals of providing emotional support and improving...
Must Love Dogs: Literature Review and Manual for Animal Assisted Therapy in Speech-Language Pathology (Dementia)Download
Introduction: Dementia is a general term for a decline in mental ability severe enough to interfere with daily life. Individuals with dementia often end up in long term care facilities with behavioural and psychological symptoms and communication disorders. Animal-assisted therapy (AAT) is being...
The purpose of this project was to provide in-depth information on commonly used strengthening treatments for neurogenic swallowing and speech disorders in adults. A case example format is used in which details are provided regarding treatments provided to two clients with swallowing and speech...
Peak cough flow (PCF) is a measure of cough strength and capacity. According to American Thoracic Society (ATS) standards, patients should be seated upright during pulmonary function testing. However, the effect of sitting angle on PCF and other measures of cough function in patients with ALS has...