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- 16Hopper, Tammy
- 6Cleary, Stuart
- 6Paslawski, Teresa
- 1Bailey, Caris
- 1Barnard, Kirsten
- 1Bartlett, Jordan
Purpose To create a normative database of 160 participants across a variety of commonly used airway clearance behaviours in healthy adults. This is the beginning phase of a larger project that aims to explore airway clearance behaviours in patients with neuromuscular diseases and conditions. As...
Conversations during mealtimes in long-term care: A case study of verbal and non-verbal communication in dementiaDownload
Individuals with dementia who live in long-term care facilities often lack opportunities for social interaction. Mealtimes provide such an opportunity, yet there are few studies of the nature of communication during mealtimes. The purpose of this 900 project was to examine verbal and non-verbal...
Current Practices and Challenges Associated with Administering Capacity Assessments for Individuals with Aphasia: A Review of the LiteratureDownload
In this paper, I provide an overview of aphasia and the issue of capacity assessment, followed by a summary of the current literature on the topic. The goals of this paper are to discuss current practices and challenges in capacity assessment and to provide a foundation for researchers to guide...
Development of “The Cognition and Communication Home Workbook for Individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury”Download
“The Cognition and Communication Home Workbook for Individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury” was designed to target speech, language and communication deficits and build upon strengths of individuals with a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Development of the workbook was requested by the Brain Care...
The Edmonton Public Library (EPL) is a community resource that offers a variety of materials, technology and services as well as an extensive on-line database of digital materials for the public to utilize. The purpose of this project was to identify EPL’s existing resources and assistive...
Effects of Positional Changes on Airway Clearance Behaviour of Individuals with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Healthy Age Matched ControlsDownload
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...
Hearing loss and cognitive-communication test performance of long-term care residents with dementia: Effects of amplificationDownload
Purpose: The study aims were: 1) to explore the relationship between hearing loss and cognitive-communication performance of individuals with dementia, and 2) to determine if hearing loss is accurately identified by long-term care (LTC) staff. The research questions were: 1) What is the effect...
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...
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...
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...