Patients who have post-stroke aphasia might achieve slightly enhanced improvement in language and functional communication if they receive intensive – versus regular – speech and language therapy, a study finds.
Findings from an Italian study suggest that transcranial direct current stimulation may only improve chronic aphasia symptoms when combined with specific synaptic activation achieved through behavioral treatment.
US study findings suggest that day-long recordings of vocalizations from children with autism spectrum disorder can provide a reliable estimate of vocal development that is related to expressive spoken language ability.
The factors considered as important when deciding if a patient with oropharyngeal dysphagia should be fed orally or nonorally varies markedly between UK speech and language therapists, according to study findings.
Cochlear implant surgery in children with an early diagnosis of bilateral sensorineural hearing loss results in significant progressive improvements in speech perception and intelligibility, suggest study findings.
Two groups of researchers have presented preliminary results of studies aiming to help in the treatment of aphasia at the conference of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, this month.