Why Join SIG 3, Voice and Upper Airway Disorders?

Consider becoming a SIG 3 affiliate to connect with peers who share a passion for treating voice and upper airway disorders. What would you say to encourage other colleagues to join SIG 3? SIG 3 provides valuable opportunities to discuss clinical practice and research in voice and upper airway disorders, get advice from colleagues, and form lasting relationships with other clinicians with similar interests. If you have a strong interest in voice and upper airway disorders and want to expand your knowledge and your practice, it is an excellent resource. How has your involvement in this SIG improved your understanding of and engagement with voice and upper airway disorders? I have always had a very strong interest in voice, since graduate school, and even before. Being a member of SIG 3 has helped me become more engaged in promoting knowledge about this area and advocating for our patients. What is one hot topic discussed by your SIG that you feel the rest of your profession should know about? One area that always sparks discussion is the role of the voice-specialized SLP, and the role of the singing teacher (or voice coach), and how these overlap. In the area of voice, we have a lot of fantastic opportunities to collaborate with other professionals, but sometimes there are questions about where the role of one ends and the other begins. Having strong avenues of communication helps keep these relationships smooth. What are the specific tangible benefits? The less-tan...
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Publication date: July 2019Source: Learning and Individual Differences, Volume 73Author(s): Helen Blom, Eliane Segers, Harry Knoors, Daan Hermans, Ludo VerhoevenAbstractThe compensatory effects of a graphic overview and the effects of students' cognitive-linguistic skills on the comprehension of networked hypertexts were investigated in students with hearing or language problems. Networked hypertext comprehension of 28 deaf/hard-of-hearing (DHH) students and 33 students with Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) was compared to that of 77 hearing students with a comparable reading level and 60 hearing students of a compara...
Source: Learning and Individual Differences - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
Conclusion Suggestive evidence supports the use of DA for diagnosing language disorders in bilingual children. However, limitations in the methodological quality of the studies that were reviewed could have resulted in inflated diagnostic accuracy and decreased validity. Supplemental Material https://doi.org/10.23641/asha.8232926. PMID: 31194570 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology - Category: Speech-Language Pathology Authors: Tags: Am J Speech Lang Pathol Source Type: research
As school ends for summer and families plan summer vacations, speech-language pathologists plan activities for caregivers and families to work on with their child, sibling, niece, or cousin. Coaching families can boost a child’s progress over summer break or help them maintain key communication skills. Coaching by caregivers and siblings can happen anywhere, with any age child, no matter the type of communication disorder. Teaching family members—whether it’s parents, step-parents, grandparents, siblings, or cousins—your strategies or “tricks” empowers them and can result in better long-...
Source: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Press Releases - Category: Speech-Language Pathology Authors: Tags: Private Practice Schools Slider Speech-Language Pathology Uncategorized Early Intervention Language Disorders Source Type: blogs
ConclusionSpeech signal impairment in semi-spontaneous speech seems to be the best clinical measure to assess speech disorder following treatment of oral cavity or oropharynx cancer.
Source: European Annals of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Diseases - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
GROUP LEADER POSITION at the BCBL- Basque Center on Cognition Brain and Language (San Sebasti án, Basque Country, Spain) www.bcbl.eu (Center of excellence Severo Ochoa)The Basque Center on Cognition Brain and Language (San Sebasti án, Basque Country, Spain) offers permanent research positions for Group Leaders in three main broad areas or research: (1)-Language, reading and developmental disorders: How language acquisition, comprehension, production, and reading take place in the human brain. Special attention will be paid to language disorders and the development of computerized tools for thei...
Source: Talking Brains - Category: Neuroscience Authors: Source Type: blogs
ConclusionThe results of the present study revealed that communication disorders are highly prevalent in northern part of Karnataka. Hearing impairment was one of the most commonly seen conditions in both pediatric and adult population. History of parental consanguinity was noted in a large number of children with communication disorders.
Source: Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health - Category: Epidemiology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 6 June 2019Source: NeuroImage: ClinicalAuthor(s): Christian Montag, Benjamin Bleek, Martin Reuter, Thilo Müller, Bernd Weber, Sebastian MarkettAbstractA prominent theory of developmental stuttering highlights (dys-)function of the basal ganglia (and in particular the ventral striatum) as a main neural mechanism behind this speech disorder. Although the theory is intriguing, studies on gray matter volume differences in the basal ganglia between people who stutter and control persons have reported heterogeneous findings, either showing more or less gray matter volume of the aforementio...
Source: NeuroImage: Clinical - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
Authors: Kaipa R, Howard B, Kaipa R, Turcat E, Prema L Abstract The current study compared the role of massed versus distributed practice in learning novel foreign language utterances. Fifty healthy native English-speaking participants were randomly assigned to either massed or distributed practice groups. All participants practiced eight novel French utterances 25 times each for a total of 200 times, with the spacing of practice sessions differing between the two groups. Both the groups completed an immediate retention as well as a delayed retention test. Participants' learning was evaluated based on phonetic accu...
Source: Motor Control - Category: Neurology Tags: Motor Control Source Type: research
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Source: International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology - Category: Speech-Language Pathology Authors: Source Type: research
Conclusions Our results suggest that children with DLD benefit from signs for word learning, regardless of their linguistic and cognitive abilities. This implies that using sign-supported speech as a means to improve the vocabulary skills of children with DLD is effective, even still at the age of 9-11 years. PMID: 31158060 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of speech, language, and hearing research : JSLHR - Category: Speech-Language Pathology Authors: Tags: J Speech Lang Hear Res Source Type: research
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