Speech Therapy as Treatment for Supragastric Belching
AbstractThe purpose of this study was to describe a newly developed speech therapy program as an innovating therapeutic approach and to assess the results of this intervention in patients with supragastric belching. This is a retrospective analysis of prospectively gathered data from 73 patients with supragastric belching who were treated with speech therapy between 2007 and 2017. Of these, 48 were included for evaluation of therapy. Thirty patients had supragastric belching proven by 24-h impedance measurements. Eighteen patients were diagnosed by an experienced speech language pathologist as having supragastric belching according to precise criteria. Speech therapy consists of explanation, creating awareness of esophageal air influx and exercises to discontinue the supragastric belching mechanism. Therapy effect was measured by comparing visual analogue scale (VAS) scores on belching and related symptoms. The median symptom duration at the start of therapy was 2 years. Supragastric belching symptoms decreased significantly with a total median VAS score of 406 (291–463) prior to treatment and a median VAS score of 125 (17–197) following treatment. Forty patients (83%) had a sufficient to major result with a median therapy duration of 3 months and ten sessions. Speech therapy was an effective treatment in the majority of patients with supragastric belching.
Outfielder Tarik El-Abour—who was diagnosed with autism at age 3—recently signed with the Kansas City Royals. El-Abour joined the team for spring training and is playing in the club’s minor league. Several news outlets, along with the Kansas City Royals’ website, state that El-Abour is the first professional baseball player diagnosed with autism. We have signed outfielder Tarik El-Abour to a minor league contract. El-Abour has handled the challenges presented by autism now earning the opportunity to become a professional baseball player. His signing announcement coincides with tonight's Autism ...
CONCLUSIONS: The VAS and CPP cut-off points of OS of voice disorder demonstrated a high power to discriminate between different severities of voice disorder. The results of this study suggested cut-off points for clinical use. PMID: 29671679 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Advances in technology have improved survival rates for patients with head and neck cancer; however, the medical profession continues to pursue opportunities to improve quality of life for survivors. Advances in organ preservation therapies, such as intensity-modulated radiation therapy and proton therapy, are encouraging. However, preservation of swallowing-related quality of life remains challenging. For the past decade, speech-language pathologists (SLPs) have applied neuroplasticity principles to exercise-based swallowing treatment for patients undergoing chemoradiation therapy for head and neck cancer. This intensive ...
Along with medicines to reduce the risk that the second transplant is rejected, Hamon is also receiving mental health support and speech therapy.
Meeting the benchmarks for social communication skills is a core challenge for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). In typical development, young people often learn these skills by observing others in interactions with adults and peers, or through their own interactions. For children on the spectrum, learning appropriate social skills usually requires direct intervention. As a speech-language pathologist focused on working with children with ASD, I’ve used several different methods to help these young people learn how to interact with their peers and family, many of which are described on ASHA’s P...
Conclusions Argument structure complexity may challenge speakers with SD. Verb retrieval and inflection marking seem to interrelate at the expense of the former. Inflection production may be affected at severe stages of the disease.Supplemental Materialhttps://doi.org/10.23641/asha.6030779
Conclusion We suggest that this perseverative behavior is indicative of a domain-general problem in planning in SLI.
Conclusion This study provides additional evidence of the benefits of strategically combining L1 and L2 for vocabulary instruction over an English-only approach. Our findings also suggest that preschool Latino dual language learners can benefit from a bilingual vocabulary instructional approach regardless of gender or baseline vocabulary levels in L1.
Conclusions Children's growth in grammar skills is differentiated in a number of important ways from their growth in vocabulary skills. Results of this study suggest the need to differentiate these dimensions of language when seeking to closely examine growth from preschool to primary grades.
Conclusions School-age children referred for disciplinary action may have undiagnosed deficits in auditory processing and/or language. Efforts to screen, diagnose, and remediate these deficits could lead to improvements in communication, learning, and language skills in this population.