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Perception Versus Performance of Swallowing Function in Residents of Long-Term Care (2019)

Published by <p>The authors of this study hypothesized that long term care residents would not have self- perception of their swallowing problems and thus would not accurately report it to health professionals. A total of 397 residents participated in this study which was a portion of the larger Making the Most of Mealtimes study looking at 32 […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Book Club Experience, Engagement, and Reading Support Use by People with Aphasia (2019)

Published by <p>Reading is a common hobby many people enjoy. However, an aphasia onset can impact a person’s reading comprehension ability and cause the reading to become a new struggle causing disappointment. Previous studies with anecdotal reports have shown people with aphasia are able to reconnect with reading for pleasure after participating with book clubs offering reading […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Subjective Communication Difficulties in Very Mild Aphasia (2020)

Published by <p>This study is interested in learning more about individuals who continue to report they have language difficulties even if they are recovered from aphasia according to a formal battery. Studying these subjective communication difficulties will help clinicians better identify areas of communication requiring more attention during evaluation and treatment. Recent research shows discourse measures have […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Structured External Memory Aid Treatment for Mild Cognitive Impairment (2020)

Published by <p>This study wanted to build upon previous research on participants with MCI using EMAs. However, many current studies found participants did not maintain using the EMAs 6 months post-intervention. The authors of this study wanted to see if everyday memory tasks would help with participant adherence to the EMAs post-treatment. Six participants met the inclusion […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Patient Experiences of Swallowing Exercises After Head and Neck Cancer: A Qualitative Study Examining Barriers and Facilitators Using Behavior Change Theory (2017)

Published by <p>The current research suggests about 55% of people had complete non-adherence and 36% had partial adherence for individuals with head and neck cancer. Common reasons patient have given in the past for poor adherence include not having dysphagia at the time of evaluation, poor understanding about the rationale for exercises, the exercises are difficult, being […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Development of a Free Online Interactive Naming Therapy for Bilingual Aphasia (2020)

Published by <p>Bilingual aphasia therapy is important within the United States for three main reasons. First, the United States is becoming increasingly bilingual and this needs to be considered for speech therapy services. Second, individuals who are bilingual are having increased risks for a stroke that can cause aphasia. Finally, the bilingual population is currently being underserved. […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

The Effects of Aspirated Thickened Water on Survival and Pulmonary Injury in a Rabbit Model

Published by <p>Since this study would never be approved for human participants, adult New Zeland rabbits were humanely used within this prospective small animal clinical trial. A total of 24 rabbits were separated into three groups of eight for a three consecutive day study. The rabbits were anesthetized intravenously and were able to breathe spontaneously with the […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Alzheimer’s Disease and the Eye (2009)

Published by <p>Even though speech pathologists do not diagnosis visual changes this is an important area to learn more about. SLPs are considered experts for communication and can advocate for our patients even when they are unable. Being aware of the function and pathological changes to the visual system can help us communicate with other medical professionals […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Pretreatment Swallowing Exercises Improve Swallow Function After Chemoradiation (2008)

Published by <p>Within this retrospective case-control, there were eighteen participants with advanced squamous cell carcinomas of the oropharynx, hypopharynx, and larynx treated with both chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Nine of the patients were included in the pretreatment swallowing exercises group and the other nine were included in the control group and completed swallowing exercises after receiving chemoradiation […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>

Communication Partner Training in Aphasia: An Updated Systematic Review (2016)

Published by <p>The 2010 review provided three major groups for clinical questions that helped guide this updated review. The major groups included individuals with acute aphasia, individuals with chronic aphasia, and communication partners for people with aphasia. The review aimed to answer “what is the influence of communication partner training on measures of language impairment, communication activity/ […] <div class="woocommerce"> <div class="woocommerce-info wc-memberships-restriction-message wc-memberships-message wc-memberships-content-restricted-message"> This content is only available to members. </div> </div> </p>