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24-04-2013 | Neurology | Article

Intense speech therapy shows potential in post-ischemic aphasia

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.

17-04-2013 | Speech-language pathology | Article

Patient perception can interfere with voice therapy adherence

Poor adherence to voice therapy for dysphonia is related to motivation or a lack of readiness for behavioral change, finds a study in the

Journal of Voice


10-04-2013 | Speech-language pathology | Article

Bidirectional transfer occurs between language and music domains

Tone language speaking provides an advantage in processing pitch information required for music listening, a study finds.

04-04-2013 | Stroke | Article

Electrical brain stimulation alone may not improve chronic aphasia

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.

27-03-2013 | Psychology | Article

Automated speech analysis estimates vocal development in ASD

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.

25-03-2013 | Paediatrics | Article

Sensitive parenting benefits children with cochlear implants

Children with cochlear implants have better language development if their mothers interact with them more sensitively, almost “catching up” with their normal-hearing peers, a study shows.

20-03-2013 | Physical rehabilitation | Article

Variable factors prompt nonoral feeding decisions in dysphagia

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.

13-03-2013 | Psychology | Article

Verbal short-term memory impaired in children with cochlear implants

Children with cochlear implants have reduced verbal short-term memory and working memory, which affects some speech and language outcomes, a longitudinal study shows.

06-03-2013 | Speech-language pathology | Article

Cochlear implants improve speech perception in early bilateral SNHL

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.

27-02-2013 | Stroke | Article

Researchers bring hope for patients with aphasia

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.

20-02-2013 | Paediatrics | Article

Word order established using prosodic cues in bilingual infants

Infants use pitch and word duration cues to discriminate between languages with opposite word orders, research shows.

13-02-2013 | Occupational medicine | Article

Teachers have a high prevalence of voice disorders

Teachers are significantly more likely to have voice disorders than individuals in other professions, research shows.

06-02-2013 | Psychology | Article

Language impairment affects children’s writing ability

Children with specific language impairment have a lower quality of written language than their typically developing peers, show study findings.

30-01-2013 | Neurology | Article

Language processing deficits may occur at stuttering onset

A study of preschool-age children has shown key differences in the neural networks mediating language processing between those who stutter and those who do not.

22-01-2013 | Paediatrics | Article

Look for narrative ability in children with epilepsy

Children with chronic epilepsy have significantly decreased language skill abilities, particularly narrative ability, compared with their unaffected peers, report US researchers.

15-01-2013 | Physical rehabilitation | Article

Speech training holds promise for cochlear implant recipients

Behavioral speech therapy programs are effective and efficient for training speech sound production in adults who have received a cochlear implant, exploratory research findings show.

09-01-2013 | Surgery | Article

Graft recommendation bursts onto eardrum repair scene

Researchers say that a 0.2-mm partial thickness graft is optimal for reconstruction of subtotal tympanic membrane perforation.

08-01-2013 | Physical rehabilitation | Article

Bilingual older people reap neural rewards

Older bilingual people are faster than their monolingual peers in switching from one task to another, show researchers.

02-01-2013 | Paediatrics | Article

Neonatal chemokines altered in autistic spectrum patients

A study by scientists has found limited evidence to support a role for proinflammatory chemokines in the pathophysiology of Autism Spectrum Disorders.

18-12-2012 | Physical rehabilitation | Article

Partners should be involved in speech therapy

The partners of individuals who stutter should be involved in stuttering treatment, researchers advise.