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- 21Pollock, Karen
- 18Paslawski, Teresa
- 15Hopper, Tammy
- 14Schneider, Phyllis
- 13Cleary, Stuart
- 13Cook, A.M.
The IKEA effect refers to when an individual contributes to the construction of an item, and the perceived value of the item increases. We were interested in determining how increasing the involvement of the user in the construction of hearing aid settings may impact their perceived value of the...
The impact of staff training in Augmentative/Alternative Communication (AAC) on the communication abilities of adults with developmental disabilitiesDownload
Staff at a day program were trained in Augmentative/Alternative Communication (AAC) strategies and techniques. The goal was to provide training that would allow staff at the centre to use communication strategies when working with their clients. Two training sessions were provided on AAC and...
The rapid growth of mobile technology within society is changing service delivery in health care settings, including speech and language services. Despite limited research in this area, use of mobile devices as a clinical tool continues to grow. This study documents speech-language pathologists’...
The present study used transcranial direct-current simulation (tDCS) to explore the contribution of the superior temporal gyrus to speech output including: Vocal reaction time; Word Accuracy; Word Duration; and Intermuscular coherence of right and left orbicularis oris and masseter muscles. ...
The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of an intensive expiratory muscle strength training (EMST) program on the respiratory system. Specifically, lung volume events, chest wall muscle activation patterns and expiratory pressures were measured before and after treatment. The...
The effects of a volitional breathing technique on swallowing and respiratory coordination in individuals with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)Download
Introduction: Breathing and swallowing are integrally related biomechanical processes that are often impaired in people with ALS (PALS). This may lead to significant functional impairments that negatively impact their quality of life. Purpose: The purpose of the overall project was to...
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...
Background: In aphasia therapy, there has been a shift in focus from impairment-level intervention towards ones focusing on enhancing life participation. Within Canada and the United States there exist several weekend camps that provide examples of participation-level interventions for people...
The effectiveness of a shortened training module on Motivational Interviewing skill acquisitionDownload
Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a therapeutic technique that has been increasingly used in health care, and MI training for health care professionals has been progressively more promoted. This study investigated the effectiveness of a modified version of the traditional two-day workshop in...
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...