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Non-fluent aphasia and neural reorganization after speech therapy: insights from human sleep electrophysiology and functional magnetic resonance imaging.
Authors: Sarasso S, Santhanam P, Määtta S, Poryazova R, Ferrarelli F, Tononi G, Small SL Abstract Stroke is associated with long-term functional deficits. Behavioral interventions are often effective in promoting functional recovery and plastic changes. Recent studies in normal subjects have shown that sleep, and particularly slow wave activity (SWA), is tied to local brain plasticity and may be used as a sensitive marker of local cortical reorganization after stroke. In a pilot study, we assessed the local changes induced by a single exposure to a therapeutic session of IMITATE (Intensive Mouth Imitation and Tal...
Source: Archives Italiennes de Biologie - November 25, 2014 Category: Neuroscience Tags: Arch Ital Biol Source Type: research

Roles of BMP signaling pathway in lip and palate development.
Authors: Parada C, Chai Y Abstract Cleft lip with or without cleft palate (CLP) and cleft palate only (CP) are severe disruptions affecting orofacial structures. Patients with orofacial clefts require complex interdisciplinary care, which includes nursing, plastic surgery, maxillofacial surgery, otolaryngology, speech therapy, audiology, psychological and genetic counseling, orthodontics and dental treatment, among others. Overall, treatment of clefts of the lip and palate entails a significant economic burden for families and society. Therefore, prevention is the ultimate objective and this will be facilitated by ...
Source: Frontiers of Oral Biology - November 25, 2014 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Front Oral Biol Source Type: research

Orthodontic treatment in the management of cleft lip and palate.
Authors: Cash AC Abstract The orthodontic treatment of patients with all types of cleft lip and palate, a resume of facial growth and discussion on dental and occlusal development is presented. A fully integrated cleft team provides life-long interdisciplinary holistic treatment for patients born with an orofacial cleft. To understand the team approach to cleft care, this article should be read in close conjunction with those on speech therapy, surgery and alveolar bone grafting to determine the synergy required between these and other clinical specialties. Team working is essential to produce successful patient ou...
Source: Frontiers of Oral Biology - November 25, 2014 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: Front Oral Biol Source Type: research

Efficacy of Synchronous Verbal Training During Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation in Patients With Chronic Aphasia [Clinical Sciences]
Conclusions— We established a real-time model that involved implementing verbal tasks together with the rTMS protocol. Our results confirmed that the strategy yielded favorable outcomes that were of considerable longevity. The results also indicated that the rTMS protocol and language training can be combined to achieve outcomes superior to those obtained when used separately. Clinical Trial Registration— URL: Unique identifier: NCT02120508. (Source: Stroke)
Source: Stroke - November 24, 2014 Category: Neurology Authors: Wang, C.-P., Hsieh, C.-Y., Tsai, P.-Y., Wang, C.-T., Lin, F.-G., Chan, R.-C. Tags: Exercise/exercise testing/rehabilitation, Other Stroke Treatment - Medical Clinical Sciences Source Type: research

Impact of Knowledge and Behavior of Medical Personnel towards Speech Therapy for Tracheostomized Patients
Conclusion Fundamental education about the availability of speech therapy and speech-language therapists for medical personnel would be the best way to help tracheostomized patients obtain entitled proper speech therapy in Taiwan. (Source: Journal of Experimental and Clinical Medicine)
Source: Journal of Experimental and Clinical Medicine - November 22, 2014 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: research

“I’m Just In the Band”
Discussion Instrumental music, either as an avocation or profession, provides great pleasure for those performing and listening. Unfortunately it can also cause health problems. Many of the problems are musculoskeletal or neurological in etiology due to overuse and the musician may experience pain. Prelude to pain can include stiffness or tingling or other skin sensations. Musicians may experience weakness, loss of function, control (accuracy) and ability (speed) as well as problems with tone. “The most prevent problems involve overuse of muscles resulting from repetitive movements of playing, often in combination w...
Source: - November 17, 2014 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Honest Speech
What does it mean to speak for yourself?read more (Source: Psychology Today Relationships Center)
Source: Psychology Today Relationships Center - November 13, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Katherine Preston Tags: Gender Happiness Relationships Self-Help honesty identity speech therapy voice Source Type: news

Comparison of an audio-based and a video-based approach for detecting diplophonia
Publication date: Available online 8 November 2014 Source:Biomedical Signal Processing and Control Author(s): Philipp Aichinger , Imme Roesner , Matthias Leonhard , Berit Schneider-Stickler , Doris-Maria Denk-Linnert , Wolfgang Bigenzahn , Anna Katharina Fuchs , Martin Hagmüller , Gernot Kubin Background and objectives Diplophonia is a common symptom in voice disorders. Depending on the underlying aetiology, diplophonic patients typically need treatment such as phonosurgery or speech therapy. In current clinical practice, the presence of diplophonia is assessed by auditive rating. To avoid subjectivity in voice assessme...
Source: Biomedical Signal Processing and Control - November 8, 2014 Category: Biomedical Science Source Type: research

Communication skills and thalamic lesion: Strategies of rehabilitation
Conclusion For planning a speech-therapy it is important to consider the relationship between cognitive functions and communication. The cognitive/behavioral treatment confirms its therapeutic efficiency for thalamic lesions. (Source: Otolaryngologia Polska)
Source: Otolaryngologia Polska - November 6, 2014 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Neurodevelopmental profiles of children with very long chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase deficiency diagnosed by newborn screening
Conclusions VLCAD deficiency does not have a significant impact on cognitive or motor skills. Some children may be vulnerable to speech, social and behavioural issues. (Source: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism)
Source: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism - November 3, 2014 Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: research

At-28 * long-term survival (over 15 years) of pathologically confirmed recurrent glioblastoma multiforme: a case report
Recurrent GBM carries poor prognosis with no standard therapy available. A 46-year-old Caucasian female underwent a partial resection of the tumor revealing a pathologic diagnosis of GBM. The patient then received radiation therapy (RT) at the dose of 5940 cGy over a six-week duration. After four months, she underwent a Gamma Knife procedure. Seven months later, she developed recurrence and underwent a second partial tumor resection. The pathology diagnosis again confirmed GBM. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) performed within one month revealed a recurrent tumor. A month later, treatment with IV infusions of antineoplasto...
Source: Neuro-Oncology - November 3, 2014 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Janicki, T., Burzynski, G., Burzynski, S. Tags: ADULT CLINICAL TRIALS Source Type: research

Prosthetic rehabilitation of a child with velopharyngeal dysfunction – A case report
Publication date: May–August 2014 Source:Journal of Oral Biology and Craniofacial Research, Volume 4, Issue 2 Author(s): Neha Sikka , Reeta Jain , Ashutosh Kaushik , Reena Rani The speech of person is a unique mode of expression for an individual. Alterations or deviation from normal speech leading to nasal and unintelligible speech have enormous effects on the psychological well being of a person as it hampers social interactions. The anatomic or functional anomalies occurring as a result of congenital or traumatic defects leading to velopharyngeal dysfunctions influence the speech by making it completely atypical. Th...
Source: Journal of Oral Biology and Craniofacial Research - November 3, 2014 Category: Dentistry Source Type: research

Auditory and language skills of children using hearing aids
Conclusion The diagnosis of hearing loss and the clinical interventions occurred late, contributing to impairments in auditory and language development. (Source: Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology - November 1, 2014 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Hearing rehabilitation in cerebral palsy: development of language and hearing after cochlear implantation
Conclusion The use of the Cochlear implant enabled participants to reach advanced stages of hearing and language skills in three of the five participants with cerebral palsy in this study. This electronic device is a viable therapeutic option for children with cerebral palsy to help them achieve complex levels of auditory and language skills. (Source: Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology - November 1, 2014 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Hearing health network: a spatial analysis
Conclusion The use of geoprocessing techniques allowed the identification of the care flow as a function of the procedure performance frequency, population concentration, and territory distribution. All procedures offered by the Hearing Health Care Network are performed for users of all micro-regions of the state. (Source: Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology - November 1, 2014 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Laryngeal amyloidosis, report of a new case and review of the literature
Conclusion Laryngeal amyloidosis is essentially a local clinical form whose main symptom is dysphonia. The treatment is usually based on local endoscopic procedures but may require a laryngectomy in advanced forms, associated with colchicine. The prognosis is much better than systemic forms. (Source: Egyptian Journal of Ear, Nose, Throat and Allied Sciences)
Source: Egyptian Journal of Ear, Nose, Throat and Allied Sciences - November 1, 2014 Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

Surgical Speech Disorders
Most speech disorders of childhood are treated with speech therapy. However, two conditions, ankyloglossia and velopharyngeal dysfunction, may be amenable to surgical intervention. It is important for surgeons to work with experienced speech language pathologists to diagnose the speech disorder. Children with articulation disorders related to ankyloglossia may benefit from frenuloplasty. Children with velopharyngeal dysfunction should have standardized clinical evaluation and instrumental asseessment of velopharyngeal function. Surgeons should develop a treatment protocol to optimize speechoutcomes while mnimizing morbidit...
Source: Facial Plastic Surgery Clinics of North America - November 1, 2014 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: Tianjie Shen, Kathleen C.Y. Sie Source Type: research

Audiological Findings in Patients with Oculo-Auriculo-Vertebral Spectrum
Conclusions The results show a higher frequency of conductive hearing loss among individuals with the oculo-auriculo-vertebral spectrum phenotype, especially moderate loss affecting the right side. Furthermore, research in auditory thresholds in the oculo-auriculo-vertebral spectrum is important in speech therapy findings about the disease to facilitate early intervention for possible alterations.[...]Thieme Publicações Ltda Rio de Janeiro, BrazilArticle in Thieme eJournals:Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  open access Full text (Source: International Archives of Otorhinolaryngology)
Source: International Archives of Otorhinolaryngology - October 17, 2014 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Sleifer, PricilaGorsky, Natalya de SouzaGoetze, Thayse BienertRosa, Rafael Fabiano MachadoZen, Paulo Ricardo Gazzola Tags: Original Research Source Type: research

[Non-pharmaceutical therapy of candidates for geriatric rehabilitation : Non-pharmaceutical therapy prescribed by SHI-accredited doctors after application for outpatient geriatric rehabilitative care.]
CONCLUSION: The difference between the intensified interdisciplinary therapy offered in the AGRV and additionally and the offer to rejected applicants is substantial. PMID: 25323979 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Zeitschrift fur Gerontologie und Geriatrie)
Source: Zeitschrift fur Gerontologie und Geriatrie - October 17, 2014 Category: Geriatrics Authors: Krupp S, Schnoor M, Lohse K, Katalinic A, Willkomm M Tags: Z Gerontol Geriatr Source Type: research

Effectiveness of training auditory in plasticity of central auditory system: case report
The objective of the study was to describe, by a case report, the effectiveness of auditory training in the modification of the central auditory system of a child with complaints of change of speech and language. It is a retrospective study, through case report, of a child of the male gender of 02 years and 06 months with complaints of change of speech and / or language. In the evaluation of auditory evoked potential of encephalic stem observed presence of electrophysiological waves I, III and V with absolute latency and interpeak intervals within normal in the right ear and presence of waves I, III and V with absolute lat...
Source: Revista CEFAC - October 7, 2014 Category: Speech Therapy Source Type: research

The vibrato of professional gospel singers
Conclusion The vibrato of singers trained change with the gospel style singing. The verbal command to do the vibrato increases the definition of regularity, amplitude, power spectrum and harmonic. (Source: Revista CEFAC)
Source: Revista CEFAC - October 7, 2014 Category: Speech Therapy Source Type: research

Evaluation of the functional capacity of children with cerebral palsy
Conclusion the Physiotherapy group of children had higher functional scores than those in the Physiotherapy group associated with Speech Therapy, but there was no statistically significant difference between the groups. This was probably due to the small number of participants, the diversity of clinical presentation and possible differences of Physical Therapy intervention conducted in two states with very different socioeconomic situations. (Source: Revista CEFAC)
Source: Revista CEFAC - October 7, 2014 Category: Speech Therapy Source Type: research

Treatment of Frontotemporal Dementia
Opinion statement Frontotemporal dementia (FTD) encompasses a spectrum of neurodegenerative diseases with heterogeneous clinical presentations and two predominant types of underlying neuropathology. FTD typically comprises three distinct clinical syndromes: behavioral variant frontotemporal dementia (bvFTD), semantic variant primary progressive aphasia (svPPA), and nonfluent variant primary progressive aphasia (nfvPPA). FTD also frequently overlaps both clinically and neuropathologically with three other neurodegenerative syndromes: corticobasal syndrome (CBS), progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP), and amyotrophi...
Source: Current Treatment Options in Neurology - September 21, 2014 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

Treatment of dysphonia in older people: the role of the speech therapist
Purpose of reviewThis review addresses speech therapy interventions for older adults experiencing voice impairments. The prevalence, impact, and nature of voice impairments in older people are outlined. Intervention methods and their effectiveness are discussed, with particular focus on behavioral treatments for presbyphonia. The strength of current evidence is discussed and recommendations for future research are presented. Recent findingsThere has been a substantial increase in the number of older people seeking voice management over the last 10–20 years. Reduced vocal effectiveness in older people is likely to be mult...
Source: Current Opinion in Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery - September 11, 2014 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: LARYNGOLOGY AND BRONCHOESOPHAGOLOGY: Edited by Jacqui E. Allen Source Type: research

Speech Therapy Where There Are No Speech Therapists: The Task Force for the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association.
Conclusions of the task force and recommendations for the future comprised four areas: organization and communication, protocols, service delivery models, and development of training programs/modules in speech-language pathology for craniofacial conditions. PMID: 25191868 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal)
Source: The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal - September 5, 2014 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Scherer NJ Tags: Cleft Palate Craniofac J Source Type: research

Scalable, Sustainable Cost-Effective Surgical Care: A Model for Safety and Quality in the Developing World, Part II: Program Development and Quality Care
ConclusionThis needs-based approach to program development in Guwahati was successful in optimization of quality and safety in all clinical divisions (Source: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery)
Source: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery - September 1, 2014 Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Survivor of lightning strike reunites with rescuers
July 27 started out as a typical Sunday for Robert Kilroy, a 56-year-old off-duty seasonal Los Angeles County lifeguard and a chiropractor. The Marina Del Rey resident went to his favorite spot in Venice Beach and was chest-deep in the ocean teaching his daughter Emily Kilroy, 15, how to surf. Suddenly, a rare bolt of lightning from an unexpected summer storm struck the beach, injuring numerous people and tragically killing one young man. The next thing Kilroy knew, he woke up in the Emergency Department at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. What transpired that afternoon was a series of events that led to Kilroy’s rema...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - August 30, 2014 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Peruvian Lions visit OHSU
Over the past seven years, a team led by a Oregon Health & Science University doctor has performed hundreds of surgeries on indigent patients with cleft lip and palate deformities in Peru. Dr. Thomas Albert, associate professor of otolayngology at OHSU, established the FACES Foundation in 2001 to not only provide the surgeries, but other support. These include followup speech therapy over the internet, social services, dental care, orthodontia and other health care and family services. Albert has… (Source: Health Care:Hospitals headlines)
Source: Health Care:Hospitals headlines - August 26, 2014 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: research

Perception of the bed partner and the individual suffering from SNORING/OSAS before and after speech therapy
Conclusions considering the limitations of this study, it could be concluded that after speech therapy the perceptions of the patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome/snoring and their bed partners was that their sleep and life quality was improved, there was a reduction of snoring intensity, and an improved in their daily activities due to the excessive diurnal somnolence reduction. (Source: Revista CEFAC)
Source: Revista CEFAC - August 9, 2014 Category: Speech Therapy Source Type: research

Communicative evolution in twins with language delay
Este estudo tem como tema o comportamento comunicativo de gêmeos com alteração de linguagem pré e pós intervenção fonoaudiológica. Foram analisados dados de dois pares de gêmeos do sexo masculino (S1/S2 monozigóticos; S3/S4 dizigóticos), com diagnóstico de Atraso de Linguagem. Os dados foram coletados na avaliação pré e pós intervenção fonoaudiológica, por meio de: entrevista semi-estruturada com os pais; observação do comportamento comunicativo; e teste de linguagem e escala de desenvolvimento. A intervenção fonoaudiológica teve duração de 34 meses para S1/S2 (de dois anos e cinco meses a cinco a...
Source: Revista CEFAC - August 9, 2014 Category: Speech Therapy Source Type: research

The speech therapist gets sick: Burnout syndrome and hospital speech therapy ? a review
This study aimed to verify, in the scientific literature, the occurrence of burnout syndrome in audiologists who work in hospitals. The methodological procedures used were national and international papers in the last10 years, raised in electronic data bases indexed with the following keywords: Speech and Burnout, burnout and hospitals. Articles were identified only on the Burnout Syndrome and health professionals and noted that there is a dearth of information on the relationship Burnout Syndrome and Speech Therapy/Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences. This insufficient production techniques related to the topic at hand ...
Source: Revista CEFAC - August 9, 2014 Category: Speech Therapy Source Type: research

Otoacoustic emissions as cochlear function analyser in children with language disorders.
CONCLUSIONS: The analysis of sound through the cochlea is involved in the process of language acquisition. A poor processing of speech sounds in the peripheral system could result in poor processing at the central level. Consequently, it is important to consider our results when making a diagnosis and carrying out rehabilitation treatment in children with language disorders. PMID: 25109541 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Otorrinolaringologica Espanola)
Source: Acta Otorrinolaringologica Espanola - August 7, 2014 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Aguilera-Tello SA, Gutiérrez-Farfán I, Chamlati-Aguirre LE, Alatorre-Miguel E, Durand-Rivera A Tags: Acta Otorrinolaringol Esp Source Type: research

[Belching (eructation)].
Abstract Belching is a normal physiological function that may occur when ingested air accumulated in the stomach is expelled or when food containing air and gas produced in the gastrointestinal tract is expelled. Excessive belching can cause patients to complain of abdominal discomfort, disturbed daily life activities, decreased quality of life and may be related to various gastrointestinal disorders such as gastroesophageal reflux disease, functional dyspepsia, aerophagia and rumination syndrome. Belching disorders can be classified into aerophagia and unspecified belching disorder according to the Rome III criter...
Source: Korean J Gastroenter... - July 25, 2014 Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Ryu HS, Choi SC, Lee JS Tags: Korean J Gastroenterol Source Type: research

Intensive therapy induces contralateral white matter changes in chronic stroke patients with Broca's aphasia.
Abstract Using a pre-post design, eleven chronic stroke patients with large left hemisphere lesions and nonfluent aphasia underwent diffusion tensor imaging and language testing before and after receiving 15weeks of an intensive intonation-based speech therapy. This treated patient group was compared to an untreated patient group (n=9) scanned twice over a similar time period. Our results showed that the treated group, but not the untreated group, had reductions in fractional anisotropy in the white matter underlying the right inferior frontal gyrus (IFG, pars opercularis and pars triangularis), the right posterior...
Source: Brain and Language - July 17, 2014 Category: Neurology Authors: Wan CY, Zheng X, Marchina S, Norton A, Schlaug G Tags: Brain Lang Source Type: research

Dental care access among individuals with Down syndrome: a Malaysian scenario.
Conclusion. A high proportion of parents appear to be able to access dental and medical care for their DS child. However, some parents perceived difficulty in finding oral healthcare. PMID: 25029211 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica)
Source: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica - July 16, 2014 Category: Dentistry Authors: Abdul Rahim FS, Mohamed AM, Marizan Nor M, Saub R Tags: Acta Odontol Scand Source Type: research

Preparing an E-learning-based Speech Therapy (EST) efficacy study: Identifying suitable outcome measures to detect within-subject changes of speech intelligibility in dysarthric speakers.
Abstract Abstract We explored the suitability of perceptual and acoustic outcome measures to prepare E-learning based Speech Therapy (EST) efficacy tests regarding speech intelligibility in dysarthric speakers. Eight speakers with stroke (n = 3), Parkinson's disease (n = 4) and traumatic brain injury (n = 1) participated in a 4 weeks EST trial. A repeated measures design was employed. Perceptual measures were (a) scale ratings for "ease of intelligibility" and "pleasantness" in continuous speech and (b) orthographic transcription scores of semantically unpredictable sentences. Acoustic measures were (c)...
Source: Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics - July 15, 2014 Category: Speech Therapy Authors: Beijer LJ, Rietveld AC, Ruiter MB, Geurts AC Tags: Clin Linguist Phon Source Type: research

HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital looking to fill 140 new jobs
HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Altamonte Springs is hiring 140 new full-time jobs in nursing; physical, occupational and speech therapy; and other hospital-related support positions. The 50-bed, 55,000-square-foot rehab hospital, currently under construction, is holding a job fair on Friday, June 27 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Sheraton Orlando North at 600 N. Lake Destiny Drive in Maitland. Construction on the hospital began in 2013, and it is expected to be open by the fourth quarter… (Source: Health Care:Hospitals headlines)
Source: Health Care:Hospitals headlines - June 26, 2014 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Cindy Barth Source Type: research

UPMC East prepares to open hospital rehab unit
UPMC East Hospital in Monroeville is preparing to open a 19-bed rehabilitation unit, the ninth in the hospital network, with media tours scheduled Wednesday. The unit is UPMC’s first in the eastern suburbs. Services will include specialized physical, occupational and speech therapy for people who have suffered stroke, traumatic injuries and other medical problems. The Joint Commission accredited UPMC East as a primary stroke center and the hospital’s application is pending at the state Department… (Source: Health Care:Hospitals headlines)
Source: Health Care:Hospitals headlines - June 25, 2014 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Kris B. Mamula Source Type: research

A longitudinal assessment of early childhood education with integrated speech therapy for children with significant language impairment in Germany.
CONCLUSION & IMPLICATIONS: Kindergartens and primary schools which support curriculumContiConti-integrated language-/speech therapy and allow for different personality traits appear to improve longterm development and academic outcome of children with language-/speech impairment or delay. PMID: 24939594 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders)
Source: International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders - June 17, 2014 Category: Speech Therapy Authors: Ullrich D, Ullrich K, Marten M Tags: Int J Lang Commun Disord Source Type: research

Speech therapy in hippotherapy
Conclusion the group of professionals indicated that the role of speech therapists in the hippotherapy team, besides working directly with the practitioner, involves treatment planning, clarification, demonstration and proving the importance of speech therapy for the team and providing guidance to the family of the practioner. However, we have found that there is no theoretical basis and procedures considered standard practice for speech therapy in hippotherapy. (Source: Revista CEFAC)
Source: Revista CEFAC - June 3, 2014 Category: Speech Therapy Source Type: research

Written learning and maternal education
Conclusion the learning of writing is influenced by social factors such as maternal education. These aspects need to be considered in the evaluation and diagnosis of speech therapy, as well as in educational practices offered by the school. (Source: Revista CEFAC)
Source: Revista CEFAC - June 3, 2014 Category: Speech Therapy Source Type: research

Criteria for clinical speech therapy evaluation of tracheostomized patient in hospital bed and home care
Conclusion : at the end of the study it was concluded that the criteria for evaluating speech in tracheostomized patient in bed in the city of Salvador, Bahia, most is according to the criteria described in the literature. However, few studies exist that establish criteria for decannulation, therefore, it emphasizes the need for validation protocols for a better performance of the process of decannulation in these patients. (Source: Revista CEFAC)
Source: Revista CEFAC - June 3, 2014 Category: Speech Therapy Source Type: research

Dentistry-speech integration: the importance of interdisciplinary teams formation
Os odontólogos e fonoaudiólogos, por possuírem em comum a mesma área de atuação: o Sistema Estomatognático, tem a responsabilidade de trabalhar em conjunto. Além disso, têm a necessidade de se aliar com médicos, psicólogos e fisioterapeutas objetivando o aperfeiçoamento das terapias e tratamentos, promovendo satisfação e saúde aos seus pacientes. Entretanto, grande parte dos cirurgiões-dentistas apresentam dificuldades sobre quais casos necessitam de intervenção fonoaudiológica e o momento apropriado para a realização desta, o mesmo ocorre com os fonoaudiólogos em relação à Odontologia. As habilida...
Source: Revista CEFAC - June 3, 2014 Category: Speech Therapy Source Type: research

Interference of the early and late drug therapy in Parkinson disease in the management of dysphagia
A Doença de Parkinson apresenta grande incidência na população idosa, gerando comprometimento motor progressivo, que afeta várias funções, dentre as quais se destaca a deglutição. Esse trabalho teve como objetivo relacionar a disfagia na Doença de Parkinson aos efeitos imediatos e/ou tardios do tratamento medicamentoso, que de forma direta ou indireta interferirá no gerenciamento fonoaudiológico. Fizemos uma revisão de literatura nas bases de dados eletrônicas Lilacs, Scielo, Medline e Pubmed no período de 2001 a 2011, utilizando os termos livres “Doença de Parkinson”; (Parkinson Disease), “deglutiç...
Source: Revista CEFAC - June 3, 2014 Category: Speech Therapy Source Type: research

Relationship between abstinence from marijuana and speech fluency in an adolescent with stuttering: implications for speech therapy and psychiatric treatment
This study has as its subject the relationship between prosody and language disorders, this relationship being investigated from the survey of publications indexed in international databases. The analysis of the articles showed that there is a growth in publications that relate to language disorders deficits production and perception of speech prosody. It also reinforces that the loss or difficulty in skills relating to prosody, pragmatic compromises the function of language, and therefore the interaction of the subject in its social environment. Aphasia is a disorder most studied, probably also influenced by the global in...
Source: Revista CEFAC - June 3, 2014 Category: Speech Therapy Source Type: research

ReDoc sells to Pittsburgh outpatient software solutions company
The Rehab Documentation Company, a Brentwood-based firm also known as ReDoc, has been purchased by Net Health, a Pittsburgh-based outpatient software solutions company, according to a news release. ReDoc provides clinical electronic medical record and management solutions for the growing physical occupational and speech therapy markets. The company recently raised $1.1 million, announcing at the time the funding would be used for product development, enhancement and team expansion. "As a component… (Source: Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 3, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Eleanor Kennedy Source Type: research

Fun, Fun, Fun, and You’ll Have ’Em Loving Learning All Day
Research shows that learning and entertainment go hand in hand—having fun can improve learning of even abstract, complex information, says blogger Lois Brady at Speech Therapy for Autism. Adapting this premise to work with children on the autism spectrum, she suggests using a child’s “special interest” to connect to material. She also advises giving them choices to promote involvement, reinforcing responses during a task, having them work for a reinforcer, and interspersing both easy and challenging tasks to mediate frustration. Brady suggests that mobile technology can help clinicians use all of those techniques, ...
Source: The ASHA Leader Online - May 30, 2014 Category: Speech Therapy Source Type: research

[Comment] Occupational therapy for Parkinson's disease: increasing awareness
Despite progress in the medical and surgical treatments of Parkinson's disease, patients still develop difficulties with gait, balance, and activities of daily living, which affect their quality of life and ability for self-care. Rehabilitation specialists, in physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy, play an important part in delivery of care. There is a growing body of evidence for the role of physical therapy to reduce disability and optimise quality of life in Parkinson's disease, and well-designed studies in occupational therapy are needed. (Source: Lancet Neurology)
Source: Lancet Neurology - May 19, 2014 Category: Neurology Authors: Marie Saint-Hilaire Tags: Comment Source Type: research

Real-time processing in picture naming in adults who stutter: ERP evidence
Persistent developmental stuttering affects slightly less than one percent of the adult population between the ages of 21 and 50, with a 2.2-to-1 male-to-female ratio (Craig et al., 2002). Adulthood stuttering can impact quality-of-life (Craig and Calver, 1991; Craig et al., 2002; Yaruss, 2007, 2010; Blumgart et al., 2010) in domains of social, emotional and mental functioning (Craig et al., 2009). Speech therapy can temporarily alleviate symptoms of stuttering (Bothe et al., 2006). However, relapse after treatment is common in adults who stutter (AWS) (McClure and Yaruss, 2003), and a contributing factor may be that inter...
Source: Clinical Neurophysiology - May 19, 2014 Category: Neuroscience Authors: Nathan D. Maxfield, Kalie Morris, Stefan A. Frisch, Kathryn Morphew, Joseph L. Constantine Source Type: research