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Videoconferencing vs. Face-To-Face: A Comparison of Results from Two Articulation Testing Conditions
Videoconferencing vs. Face-To-Face: A Comparison of Results from Two Articulation Testing ConditionsDownload
The use of videoconferencing to provide speech-language services has been promoted by such agencies as Alberta Health Services. It allows previously un-serviced, rural areas to access direct speech services from a speech-language pathologist (SLP), while also reducing the costs associated with...
The benefits of an immersive Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Camp experience for Rehabilitation Medicine studentsDownload
Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) camps provide opportunities for children who use AAC, and their families, to build communication skills in a short-term intensive format. Students in graduate rehabilitation medicine programs are often utilized as counsellors at these camps, but...
Background: This study describes the intensity of services received by preschool children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in the Edmonton area. Method: Sixty eight families were asked to describe the services their preschool children utilized at 4 time points: within 4 months of diagnosis,...
The Development and Effectiveness of an Online Phonetics Refresher Module for Incoming Speech-Language Pathology StudentsDownload
This project involved the development and evaluation of an online phonetics refresher module for incoming speech-language pathology (SLP) students at the University of Alberta, class of 2018. The module was intended to provide new students with the opportunity to review phonetics concepts and...
Background: Pragmatic skills are, by definition, impaired in people with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). These difficulties can negatively influence a person’s interpersonal relationships, their ability to find employment and their overall quality of life. Currently, there is little research...
Speech-language pathologists often assess children’s expressive language, which sometimes includes narrative abilities, when screening and diagnosing language delays. Typically, narratives are analyzed for grammatical complexity (i.e., mean length utterance or MLU) and lexical complexity (i.e.,...
Longitudinal Survey of Language Acquisition in Children Adopted from Ethiopia & India
Language in adopted Ethiopian and Indian children
Many children have difficulty producing /r/ sounds. In this study we are interested in children’s production of vocalic forms of /r/, otherwise known as rhotic vowels. Rhotic vowels can be monophthongs (/ɝ/and/ɚ/), as in words like stir and tiger, or diphthongs (e.g., /ɑ͡ɚ/ or /ɪ͡ɚ/), as in car...
This study investigates the language, academic and social skills of 36 school-aged children and adolescents who were adopted from China as infants and toddlers. All participants were part of previous studies by Pollock (2005), Pollock &Yan (2009) and Pollock, Fleming & Gerke (2011). Standardized...
Children adopted from China (CAC) undergo a unique form of language acquisition, which may put them at risk for later language difficulties. Twenty-nine North American children, adopted from China prior to two years of age, were assessed at three time points in order to identify early predictors...