The Relationship Between Auditory-Perceptual Rating Scales and Objective Voice Measures in Children With Voice Disorders.
Conclusions CAPE-V and GRBAS scales have concurrent validity in children with voice disorders. CAPE-V ratings are more strongly correlated with acoustic and aerodynamic voice measures. PMID: 33439742 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology)
Source: American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology - January 13, 2021 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Authors: Fujiki RB, Thibeault SL Tags: Am J Speech Lang Pathol Source Type: research

Language Sample Collection and Analysis in People Who Use Augmentative and Alternative Communication: Overcoming Obstacles.
Conclusions Although the language samples took longer to complete relative to verbal controls, the information obtained from language sample collection and analysis provided valuable insight into the language system of the two participants that would not be revealed through standardized language assessment, including the distribution of their parts of speech and syntactic complexity. Given the important clinical data that may be obtained through language sample collection and analysis, we propose strategies to enable clinicians to overcome previously identified challenges. PMID: 33434086 [PubMed - as supplied by publi...
Source: American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology - January 12, 2021 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Authors: Mooney A, Bean A, Sonntag AM Tags: Am J Speech Lang Pathol Source Type: research

Experiences of Social Distancing During Coronavirus Disease 2019 as a Catalyst for Changing Long-Term Care Culture.
Conclusions Many training paradigms for promoting an accessible communicative environment are available in the speech-language pathology literature, yet institutional barriers exist for their widespread implementation. Overcoming these barriers is a challenge that requires awareness and learning on the part of staff and administration regarding the impact of an unfriendly communicative environment on social isolation, and the resulting psychosocial consequences. Learning theory indicates that new learning in adults is motivated by connections between personal experiences and the material to be learned. Explicitly infusing ...
Source: American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology - January 5, 2021 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Authors: Leaman MC, Azios JH Tags: Am J Speech Lang Pathol Source Type: research

Speech-Language Pathologists in Pediatric Palliative Care: An International Study of Perceptions and Experiences.
Conclusions Qualitative survey analysis of the perceptions and experiences of SLP clinicians from three postindustrial countries identified nine major themes regarding PPC. Results expand on limited literature to date in the area of PPC. Future research using larger samples is needed to provide clinicians with best practice recommendations for working with patients, families, and the broader care team. PMID: 33352058 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology)
Source: American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology - December 22, 2020 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Authors: Krikheli L, Erickson S, Carey LB, Carey-Sargeant CL, Mathisen BA Tags: Am J Speech Lang Pathol Source Type: research

Coaching Parents of Children With Developmental Disabilities to Implement a Modified Dialogic Reading Intervention Using Low Technology via Telepractice.
Conclusion While the child responses to comprehension questions did not change, changes in the parent implementation of modified dialogic reading procedures in response to coaching via telepractice were noted in this study. Supplemental Material https://doi.org/10.23641/asha.13382831. PMID: 33352059 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology)
Source: American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology - December 22, 2020 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Authors: Pierson LM, Thompson JL, Ganz JB, Wattanawongwan S, Haas AN, Yllades V Tags: Am J Speech Lang Pathol Source Type: research

COVID-19 and Speech-Language Pathology Clinical Practice of Voice and Upper Airway Disorders.
Conclusions While knowledge relevant to viral transmission of SARS-CoV-2 is rapidly evolving, there is a paucity of literature specific to the evaluation and treatment of voice and upper airway disorders. Within these confines and given the potentially significant high risk of infection secondary to the nature of COVID-19, we summarize current considerations and recommend best practices that maximize risk mitigation whereby ensuring patient and provider safety. PMID: 33332145 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology)
Source: American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology - December 17, 2020 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Authors: Doll EJ, Braden MN, Thibeault SL Tags: Am J Speech Lang Pathol Source Type: research

Social Media and People With Traumatic Brain Injury: A Metasynthesis of Research Informing a Framework for Rehabilitation Clinical Practice, Policy, and Training.
Conclusions Access to proactive training in social media use and a supportive network of rehabilitation professionals, family, and friends can enable people with TBI to develop social media mastery through working collaboratively on social media goals. This metasynthesis of research culminates in an evidence-based protocol for assessing and supporting a person with TBI's social media goals to guide clinical practice and future research in the field. PMID: 33332986 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology)
Source: American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology - December 17, 2020 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Authors: Brunner M, Hemsley B, Togher L, Dann S, Palmer S Tags: Am J Speech Lang Pathol Source Type: research

Down Syndrome and Autism Spectrum Disorder Dual Diagnosis: Important Considerations for Speech-Language Pathologists.
Conclusions SLPs play a key role in supporting families of those with DS + ASD by advocating and educating. By understanding the unique profiles of strengths and weaknesses of individuals with DS + ASD, SLPs can provide appropriate service delivery (i.e., treatment and intervention approaches) and advocacy for their clients and their families. PMID: 33316160 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology)
Source: American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology - December 14, 2020 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Authors: Versaci TM, Mattie LJ, Imming LJ Tags: Am J Speech Lang Pathol Source Type: research

Child-Parent-Provider Interactions of a Child With Complex Communication Needs in an Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility: A Pilot Study.
Conclusions Training is urgently required to equip health care providers to (a) incorporate the use of aided AAC strategies during inpatient interactions and (b) increase the active participation of both children with complex communication needs and their parents during these interactions. Supplemental Material https://doi.org/10.23641/asha.13345187. PMID: 33316177 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology)
Source: American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology - December 14, 2020 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Authors: Gormley J, Light J Tags: Am J Speech Lang Pathol Source Type: research

Validation of Articulatory Rate and Imprecision Judgments in Speech of Individuals With Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis.
Conclusions These findings support the clinical application of perceptual judgments of articulatory function as valid and reliable measures of underlying articulatory changes in bulbar ALS. Additional research is needed to understand the responsiveness of these measures to clinical changes in articulatory function in ALS. PMID: 33290086 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology)
Source: American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology - December 8, 2020 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Authors: Waito AA, Wehbe F, Marzouqah R, Barnett C, Shellikeri S, Cui C, Abrahao A, Zinman L, Green JR, Yunusova Y Tags: Am J Speech Lang Pathol Source Type: research

Language Differentiation Using Augmentative and Alternative Communication: An Investigation of Spanish-English Bilingual Children With and Without Language Impairments.
Conclusion This study contributes to the understanding of how young bilingual children with and without language impairments conceptualize and discriminate between languages represented in a visual-graphic modality paired with speech output. Supplemental Material https://doi.org/10.23641/asha.13289330. PMID: 33290088 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology)
Source: American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology - December 8, 2020 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Authors: King MR, Romski M, Sevcik RA Tags: Am J Speech Lang Pathol Source Type: research

Remote Microphone System Use in Preschool Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder and Language Disorder in the Classroom: A Pilot Efficacy Study.
Conclusion The results of this pilot study provide support for future research on RM systems to target functional listening performance in children with ASD and language disorder. PMID: 33201722 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology)
Source: American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology - November 17, 2020 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Authors: Keller MA, Tharpe AM, Bodfish J Tags: Am J Speech Lang Pathol Source Type: research

Speech Impairments Explain Unique Variance in Adaptive Behavior Skills in Young People With Down Syndrome.
Conclusion Speech impairments may serve as flags to identify children with DS who are at risk for adaptive behavior deficits and reinforce the need for speech-language therapies that focus on speech for these individuals. Supplemental Material https://doi.org/10.23641/asha.13231985. PMID: 33197320 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology)
Source: American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology - November 16, 2020 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Authors: Stephan C, Clasen L, Adeyemi E, Lee NR Tags: Am J Speech Lang Pathol Source Type: research

Variability of Stuttering: Behavior and Impact.
Discussion These findings suggest that variability is a common and burdensome aspect of the experience of stuttering and underscore the importance of considering variability in stuttering behavior, reactions, and impact in research, assessment, and treatment for adults who stutter. PMID: 33197323 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology)
Source: American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology - November 16, 2020 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Authors: Tichenor SE, Yaruss JS Tags: Am J Speech Lang Pathol Source Type: research

Children's English Consonant Acquisition in the United States: A Review.
Conclusions These findings echo the cross-linguistic findings of McLeod and Crowe (2018) across 27 languages that children had acquired most consonants by 5;0. On average, all plosives, nasals, and glides were acquired by 3;11; all affricates were acquired by 4;11; all liquids were acquired by 5;11; and all fricatives were acquired by 6;11 (90% criterion). As speech-language pathologists apply this information to clinical decision making and eligibility decisions, synthesis of knowledge from multiple sources is recommended. PMID: 33181047 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology)
Source: American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology - November 12, 2020 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Authors: Crowe K, McLeod S Tags: Am J Speech Lang Pathol Source Type: research

Depression in Poststroke Aphasia.
Conclusion Given the compounding impact aphasia and depression have on rehabilitation outcomes, it is imperative that speech-language pathologists understand terminology, assessment, and treatment practices for depression. PMID: 33181048 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology)
Source: American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology - November 12, 2020 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Authors: Laures-Gore JS, Dotson VM, Belagaje S Tags: Am J Speech Lang Pathol Source Type: research

Differential Diagnosis of Childhood Apraxia of Speech Compared to Other Speech Sound Disorders: A Systematic Review.
Conclusions There are no studies of the highest diagnostic quality. There are 15 studies that can contribute to further diagnostic efforts discriminating CAS from other SSDs. Future research should utilize careful diagnostic design, support replication, and adhere to standard reporting guidelines. Supplemental Material https://doi.org/10.23641/asha.13158149. PMID: 33151751 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology)
Source: American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology - November 4, 2020 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Authors: Murray E, Iuzzini-Seigel J, Maas E, Terband H, Ballard KJ Tags: Am J Speech Lang Pathol Source Type: research

Creation and Initial Validation of the Caregiver Analysis of Reported Experiences with Swallowing Disorders (CARES) Screening Tool.
Conclusions Results from the current study provide initial support for the validity and reliability of the CARES as a screening tool for dysphagia-related burden, particularly among caregivers of adults with swallowing difficulties. While continued testing is needed across larger groups of specific patient populations, it is clear that the CARES can initiate structured conversations about dysphagia-related caregiver burden by identifying potential sources of stress and/or contention. This will allow clinicians to then identify concrete methods of reducing burden and make appropriate referrals, ultimately improving patient ...
Source: American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology - October 13, 2020 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Authors: Shune SE, Resnick B, Zarit SH, Namasivayam-MacDonald AM Tags: Am J Speech Lang Pathol Source Type: research

An Updated Theoretical Framework for Vocal Hyperfunction.
Conclusions This updated and expanded framework is meant to help guide future research, particularly the design of longitudinal studies, which can lead to a refinement in knowledge about the etiology and pathophysiology of VH-related disorders. Such new knowledge should lead to further refinements in the framework and serve as a basis for improving the prevention and evidence-based clinical management of VH. PMID: 33007164 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology)
Source: American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology - October 1, 2020 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Authors: Hillman RE, Stepp CE, Van Stan JH, Zañartu M, Mehta DD Tags: Am J Speech Lang Pathol Source Type: research

The Relationship Between Speech Characteristics and Motor Subtypes of Parkinson's Disease.
Conclusion Speech characteristics across the areas of phonation, prosody, and fluency did not differ appreciably between PD motor subtypes. PMID: 32997516 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology)
Source: American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology - September 29, 2020 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Authors: Brown KA, Spencer KA Tags: Am J Speech Lang Pathol Source Type: research

A Phonomotor Approach to Apraxia of Speech Treatment.
Conclusions Results indicate that a modified version of PMT can promote generalization and maintenance of treatment gains for trained speech targets via a multimodal approach emphasizing repeated exposure and practice. While these results are promising, the frequent co-occurrence of AOS and aphasia warrants a treatment that addresses both motor planning and linguistic deficits. Thus, the application of traditional PMT with participant-specific modifications for AOS embedded into the treatment program may be a more effective approach. Future work will continue to examine and maximize improvements in motor planning, while al...
Source: American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology - September 29, 2020 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Authors: Bislick L Tags: Am J Speech Lang Pathol Source Type: research

Predictors of Treatment Response for Preschool Children With Developmental Language Disorder.
Conclusions Understanding individual differences in response to treatment will allow service providers to make evidence-based decisions regarding how likely a child is to benefit from Enhanced Conversational Recast treatment and the expected magnitude of the response based on the child's background characteristics. PMID: 32997549 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology)
Source: American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology - September 29, 2020 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Authors: Kapa LL, Meyers-Denman C, Plante E, Doubleday K Tags: Am J Speech Lang Pathol Source Type: research

Self-Compassion and Quality of Life in Adults Who Stutter.
Conclusions Data suggest that higher levels of self-kindness, mindfulness, and social connectedness (i.e., self-compassion) are related to reduced negative reactions to stuttering, an increased participation in daily communication situations, and an improved overall quality of life. Future research should replicate current findings and identify moderators of the self-compassion-quality of life relationship. PMID: 32966107 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology)
Source: American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology - September 22, 2020 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Authors: Croft RL, Byrd CT Tags: Am J Speech Lang Pathol Source Type: research

Assessment, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Dysphagia in Patients Infected With SARS-CoV-2: A Review of the Literature and International Guidelines.
Conclusions International associations have provided extensive guidance regarding the level of risk related to the management of dysphagia in this population. To date, there are no scientific papers offering disease and/or recovery profiling for patients with dysphagia and coronavirus disease 2019. As a result, research in this area is urgently needed. PMID: 32960646 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology)
Source: American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology - September 21, 2020 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Authors: Vergara J, Skoretz SA, Brodsky MB, Miles A, Langmore SE, Wallace S, Seedat J, Starmer HM, Bolton L, Clavé P, Freitas SV, Bogaardt H, Matsuo K, de Souza CM, Mourão LF Tags: Am J Speech Lang Pathol Source Type: research

Data-Informed Guideposts for Decision Making in Enhanced Conversational Recast Treatment.
Conclusions Clinicians using Enhanced Conversational Recast treatment can use these markers to help make evidence-based decisions in their practice regarding how long to continue treatment. Importantly, these data suggest that stopping treatment before a child has attained 100% accuracy (for at least three sessions) does not ensure that a child will ever reach 100% accuracy on their own. PMID: 32960647 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology)
Source: American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology - September 21, 2020 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Authors: Hall J, Plante E Tags: Am J Speech Lang Pathol Source Type: research

Speech-Language Pathologists' Practices for Addressing Cognitive Deficits in College Students With Traumatic Brain Injury.
Conclusion Results of the literature search indicate that evidence is lacking to support specific practices for use by speech-language pathologists with this population and highlight future research needs to inform clinical practice. PMID: 32955917 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology)
Source: American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology - September 20, 2020 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Authors: Ackley K, Brown J Tags: Am J Speech Lang Pathol Source Type: research

Potential for Cognitive Communication Impairment in COVID-19 Survivors: A Call to Action for Speech-Language Pathologists.
Conclusions The existing literature on cognitive sequela of COVID-19 infection is small to date, but much can be learned from similar viral infections and disorders. Although COVID-19 is novel, the speech-language pathology approaches to evaluation and intervention of other populations of critical care patients are applicable. However, speech-language pathologists have not routinely been involved in these patients' acute care. As such, this is a call to action to speech-language pathologists to address the unprecedented numbers of patients who will need their services early in the disease process and throughout recovery. ...
Source: American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology - September 17, 2020 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Authors: Ramage AE Tags: Am J Speech Lang Pathol Source Type: research

Diagnostic Assessment in Primary Progressive Aphasia: An Illustrative Case Example.
Conclusion Detailed behavioral assessment, thorough intake of symptom history and neurodevelopmental differences, multimodal neuroimaging, and comprehensive examination of genes and biomarkers are of paramount importance for detecting and characterizing PPA, with ramifications for early behavioral and/or pharmacological intervention. Supplemental Material https://doi.org/10.23641/asha.12771113. PMID: 32910678 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology)
Source: American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology - September 9, 2020 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Authors: Europa E, Iaccarino L, Perry DC, Weis E, Welch AE, Rabinovici GD, Miller BL, Gorno-Tempini ML, Henry ML Tags: Am J Speech Lang Pathol Source Type: research

Relationship Between Single Word Reading, Connected Text Reading, and Reading Comprehension in Persons With Aphasia.
Conclusions Although preliminary, the findings provide support for word-level reading abilities underlying connected text reading accuracy but suggest additional cognitive mechanisms are involved in text-level reading comprehension that are not explained by single word reading alone. The findings indicate clinicians should use caution when inferring comprehension abilities from single word reading performance as reading comprehension abilities are likely best assessed using text-level comprehension assessments. PMID: 32870705 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology)
Source: American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology - August 31, 2020 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Authors: Smith KG, Ryan AE Tags: Am J Speech Lang Pathol Source Type: research

Variability of Electrolaryngeal Speech Intelligibility in Multitalker Babble.
Conclusions Findings suggest that listeners are able to identify a significantly higher percentage of EL users' speech in quiet compared to multitalker babble, but a large variability in EL users' speech intelligibility exists. Continued investigation involving a larger number of EL users is necessary to confirm this study's findings. Future research should explore the relationships among F0 measures, speaker characteristics (e.g., rate of speech, articulatory precision), and speech intelligibility, in addition to improving alaryngeal rehabilitation training protocols for EL users. PMID: 32870708 [PubMed - as supplied...
Source: American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology - August 31, 2020 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Authors: Cox SR, McNicholl K, Shadle CH, Chen WR Tags: Am J Speech Lang Pathol Source Type: research

Caregivers' Perceptions of Speech-Language Pathologist Talk About Child Language and Literacy Disorders.
Conclusions The findings showed the value caregivers place on receiving clear and timely diagnostic information, as well as the complexity associated with caregivers' understanding of language and literacy disorders. The findings are discussed in terms of changes that could be made in clinical practice to better support children with language and literacy disorders and their families. PMID: 32857589 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology)
Source: American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology - August 27, 2020 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Authors: Porter KL, Oetting JB, Pecchioni L Tags: Am J Speech Lang Pathol Source Type: research

Comparing and Predicting Public Attitudes Toward Stuttering, Obesity, and Mental Illness.
Conclusions Stuttering is regarded as less stigmatizing than mental illness but more stigmatizing than obesity. Additionally, positivity toward one condition results in limited positivity toward the others. Impressions and knowledge of-as well as experience with-stigmatized conditions can inform public awareness campaigns and individual clinical programs dealing with stigma. Supplemental Material https://doi.org/10.23641/asha.12860939. PMID: 32857617 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology)
Source: American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology - August 27, 2020 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Authors: St Louis KO Tags: Am J Speech Lang Pathol Source Type: research

Communication Assessment for Individuals With Minimal Verbal Skills: A Survey of Current Practices and Satisfaction.
Conclusions Results from this survey suggest the need to continue to promote using multiple forms of assessment for individuals with minimal verbal skills. In addition, it points to the need to develop additional effective assessment methods for individuals with minimal verbal skills. PMID: 32845703 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology)
Source: American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology - August 25, 2020 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Authors: Muller K, Brady NC, Fleming KK, Matthews K Tags: Am J Speech Lang Pathol Source Type: research

Increased Recruitment of Domain-General Neural Networks in Language Processing Following Intensive Language-Action Therapy: fMRI Evidence From People With Chronic Aphasia.
Conclusion These results are consistent with a more efficient recruitment of domain-general neural networks in language processing, including those involved in attentional control, following aphasia therapy with ILAT. Supplemental Material https://doi.org/10.23641/asha.12765755. PMID: 32830988 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology)
Source: American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology - August 23, 2020 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Authors: Dreyer FR, Doppelbauer L, Büscher V, Arndt V, Stahl B, Lucchese G, Hauk O, Mohr B, Pulvermüller F Tags: Am J Speech Lang Pathol Source Type: research

Language and Speech Markers of Primary Progressive Aphasia: A Systematic Review.
Conclusions To accurately differentiate the NFV from the LV, it could be important to assess the language and speech degeneration by more specific assessments and by more objective diagnostic methods that offer insights into the language-related processes. Electrophysiological markers of PPA were not identified in this review due to the low number of studies that investigated language-related ERPs. More controlled ERP studies in larger patient cohorts are needed to investigate the diagnostic applicability of language-related ERPs in PPA. Supplemental Material https://doi.org/10.23641/asha.12798080. PMID: 32810414 [Pub...
Source: American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology - August 17, 2020 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Authors: Stalpaert J, Cocquyt EM, Criel Y, Segers L, Miatton M, Van Langenhove T, van Mierlo P, De Letter M Tags: Am J Speech Lang Pathol Source Type: research

Facilitating Parental Involvement in Speech Therapy for Children With Speech Sound Disorders: A Survey of Speech-Language Pathologists' Practices, Perspectives, and Strategies.
Conclusion These results suggest potentially important differences between school-based services and therapy in other contexts with respect to this particular aspect of service provision for children with SSD. PMID: 32791004 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology)
Source: American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology - August 12, 2020 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Authors: Tambyraja SR Tags: Am J Speech Lang Pathol Source Type: research

Exploring the Validity and Operational Impact of Using Allied Health Assistants to Conduct Dysphagia Screening for Low-Risk Patients Within the Acute Hospital Setting.
Conclusion AHAs demonstrated the ability to reliably conduct dysphagia screening on a cohort of low-risk patients, with a low rate of false negatives. Data support high level of agreement and positive operational impact of using trained AHAs to perform dysphagia screening in low-risk patients. PMID: 32780593 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology)
Source: American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology - August 10, 2020 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Authors: Schwarz M, Ward EC, Cornwell P, Coccetti A, D'Netto P, Smith A, Morley-Davies K Tags: Am J Speech Lang Pathol Source Type: research

Factors Influencing Cognate Performance for Young Multilingual Children's Vocabulary: A Research Synthesis.
Conclusions Contrary to early 1990s research, current researchers suggest that even young multilingual children may demonstrate sensitivity to cognate vocabulary words. Given the limits in study quality, more high-quality research is needed, particularly to address test validity in cognate assessments, to develop appropriate cognate definitions for children, and to refine word-level features. Only one study included a brief instruction prior to assessment, warranting cognate treatment studies as an area of future need. Supplemental Material https://doi.org/10.23641/asha.12753179. PMID: 32780597 [PubMed - as supplied b...
Source: American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology - August 10, 2020 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Authors: Squires LR, Ohlfest SJ, Santoro KE, Roberts JL Tags: Am J Speech Lang Pathol Source Type: research

The Use of Nonspeech Oral Motor Exercises in the Treatment of Children With Cleft Palate: A Re-Examination of Available Evidence.
Conclusion Based on the current review, there is no empirical support for the use of NSOME as a direct or adjunct treatment for velopharyngeal dysfunction or compensatory speech errors. Appropriate treatments for these communication disorders include surgical, dental, and speech-based interventions. PMID: 32755484 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology)
Source: American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology - August 4, 2020 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Authors: Ruscello DM, Vallino LD Tags: Am J Speech Lang Pathol Source Type: research

Respiratory-Swallow Coordination Training Improves Swallowing Safety and Efficiency in a Person With Anoxic Brain Injury.
Conclusions Clinically meaningful improvements in RSC were observed following four sessions of RSCT, which were subsequently associated with large improvements in swallowing safety and efficiency. RSCT may be an efficacious, clinically feasible skill-based exercise for people with anoxic brain injury, suboptimal RSC, and dysphagia. Future work is needed to expand these findings in a larger cohort of people with dysphagia. PMID: 32755487 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology)
Source: American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology - August 4, 2020 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Authors: Curtis JA, Seikaly ZN, Troche MS Tags: Am J Speech Lang Pathol Source Type: research

Communication Limitations in Patients With Progressive Apraxia of Speech and Aphasia.
Conclusions Patients with neurodegenerative AOS experience reduced participation in communication that is further exacerbated by co-occurring language deficits. The study suggests measures of severity cannot be assumed to correlate with measures of participation restrictions and offers a foundation for further research examining the day-to-day sequela of progressive speech and language disorders. Supplemental Material https://doi.org/10.23641/asha.12743252. PMID: 32755493 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology)
Source: American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology - August 4, 2020 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Authors: Utianski RL, Clark HM, Duffy JR, Botha H, Whitwell JL, Josephs KA Tags: Am J Speech Lang Pathol Source Type: research

Speech Prosody Interventions for Persons With Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Systematic Review.
Discussion The results of this literature review suggest that interventions that directly target speech prosody using established evidence-based practices for ASD may be most effective for increasing typical prosodic patterns during speech for persons with ASD. Further research is needed to establish which interventions are most effective for each age range and context. Supplemental Material https://doi.org/10.23641/asha.12735926. PMID: 32757615 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology)
Source: American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology - August 4, 2020 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Authors: Holbrook S, Israelsen M Tags: Am J Speech Lang Pathol Source Type: research

Effects of a Supplemental Spanish Phonological Awareness Intervention on Latinx Preschoolers' Dual Language Emergent Literacy Skills.
Conclusion These findings provide preliminary evidence Latinx preschoolers who are dual language learners benefit from emergent literacy instruction that promotes their bilingual and biliterate development. PMID: 32750275 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology)
Source: American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology - August 3, 2020 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Authors: Soto XT, Crucet-Choi A, Goldstein H Tags: Am J Speech Lang Pathol Source Type: research

Adaptation of a Caregiver-Implemented Naturalistic Communication Intervention for Spanish-Speaking Families of Mexican Immigrant Descent: A Promising Start.
Conclusions Given some recommendations to further adapt the intervention, this CI-NCI appears to be feasible for supporting the communication development of children of Spanish-speaking Mexican immigrant descent. Thus, future research on the efficacy of the intervention is warranted. Supplemental Material https://doi.org/10.23641/asha.12269081. PMID: 32750276 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology)
Source: American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology - August 3, 2020 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Authors: Cycyk LM, Moore HW, De Anda S, Huerta L, Méndez S, Patton C, Bourret C Tags: Am J Speech Lang Pathol Source Type: research

Vocabulary Growth: Dual Language Learners at Risk for Language Impairment.
Conclusions Children who are at risk are likely to continue to have lower vocabulary knowledge compared to their TD peers. The growth trajectories of DLLs provide valuable information for early identification and intervention. PMID: 32750277 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology)
Source: American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology - August 3, 2020 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Authors: Kan PF, Huang S, Winicour E, Yang J Tags: Am J Speech Lang Pathol Source Type: research

Introduction to the Forum: Innovations in Clinical Practice for Dual Language Learners, Part 2.
Abstract [Figure: see text]. PMID: 32750278 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology)
Source: American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology - August 3, 2020 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Authors: Guiberson M Tags: Am J Speech Lang Pathol Source Type: research

Exploring the Cultural Validity of Parent-Implemented Naturalistic Language Intervention Procedures for Families From Spanish-Speaking Latinx Homes.
Conclusion The findings highlight the variability within the Latinx community that is likely to impact the cultural validity of early language interventions for children and families from this background. Considerations for enhancing interventions to achieve cultural congruency and promote child outcomes are provided. Supplemental Material https://doi.org/10.23641/asha.12315713. PMID: 32750279 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology)
Source: American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology - August 3, 2020 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Authors: Cycyk LM, Huerta L Tags: Am J Speech Lang Pathol Source Type: research

Taxonomic Development in Young Bilingual Children: Task Matters, and So Does Scoring Method.
Conclusion Depending on task demand and scoring method, bilingual children exhibited slower, comparable, and faster development in taxonomic knowledge in comparison to monolingual controls. This study highlights the nuanced effect of bilingualism on different levels of the taxonomic hierarchy and the impact of scoring methods on measuring vocabulary depth. Supplemental Material https://doi.org/10.23641/asha.12315683. PMID: 32750280 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology)
Source: American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology - August 3, 2020 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Authors: Lam BPW, Sheng L Tags: Am J Speech Lang Pathol Source Type: research

Dynamic Assessment Language Tasks and the Prediction of Performance on Year-End Language Skills in Preschool Dual Language Learners.
Conclusions Although the relationship of performance on DA with year-end performance varies across tasks, the findings indicate potential for using a graduated prompting approach to language screening with young dual language learners. Further research is needed to select the best tasks for administration in a graduated prompting framework and determine accuracy of identification of language impairment. PMID: 32750281 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology)
Source: American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology - August 3, 2020 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Authors: Patterson JL, Rodríguez BL, Dale PS Tags: Am J Speech Lang Pathol Source Type: research

Beyond Scores: Using Converging Evidence to Determine Speech and Language Services Eligibility for Dual Language Learners.
Conclusion We illustrate the converging evidence framework using two case studies to guide the clinician through the diagnostic decision-making process. PMID: 32750282 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology)
Source: American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology - August 3, 2020 Category: Speech-Language Pathology Authors: Castilla-Earls A, Bedore L, Rojas R, Fabiano-Smith L, Pruitt-Lord S, Restrepo MA, Peña E Tags: Am J Speech Lang Pathol Source Type: research