International Archives of

Communication DisorderISSN: 2643-4148


 Open Access DOI:10.23937/iacod-2017/1710008

Assessing Executive Functions of Turkish-German Bilinguals, Turkish Speaking Children with S/LI and Turkish Speaking Monolingual Children

Ayse Aydın Uysal and İlknur Mavis

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: April 26, 2018

Specific language impairment has been found to be associated with dysfunction in executive functions whereas bilingual children are thought to be superior at these skills compared to monolingual children. The present study investigated executive functions in three groups of children: Turkish-German bilinguals, Turkish speaking children with S/LI and Turkish speaking monolingual children. Groups were matched on first language and chronological age. EF performance tapping conflict inhibition/atten...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/iacod-2017/1710007

Translating Evidence-Based Practices to Clinical Practice: Starting in the Classroom

Shin Ying Chu and Grace McConnell

Article Type: Commentary | First Published: April 25, 2018

As researchers and university-level educators in both Malaysia and the United States, we believe that evidence-based practices (EBPs) can improve patient outcomes, reduce costs, and provide high quality care when delivering speech therapy services. We know our speech-language-pathology (SLP) students in both countries, future SLPs, will require continuous learning over time. But, are we teaching and practicing EBP in clinic? Are our students understanding the importance of EBP? It's never too ea...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/iacod-2017/1710006

Evaluation of Vocal Fold Motion During Blocks in Adults Who Stutter

Yoshikazu Kikuchi, Toshiro Umezaki, Kazuo Adachi, Motohiro Sawatsubashi, Yumi Yamaguchi, Daisuke Murakami and Takashi Nakagawa

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: April 16, 2018

Stuttering is a speech disorder; the primary symptom in adults who stutter (AWS) is blocks, which halt both speech and breathing. This study aimed to evaluate vocal fold motion during blocks in AWS, in order to better understand this condition....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/iacod-2017/1710005

Speech-Language Disorders in Congenital Toxoplasmosis: Literature Review

Camila de Castro Correa, Silke Anna Theresa Weber and Luciana Paula Maximino

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: March 08, 2018

Congenital toxoplasmosis is defined as the infection acquisition caused by vertical transmission. During pregnancy, the mother is infected with Toxoplasma gondii, which is transmitted intra-uterus to the fetus. This infection can cause changes in neurologic development, as visual impairment and other neurological abnormalities....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/iacod-2017/1710004

Communication Related Quality of Life with Different Types of Aphasia Following a Stroke: Preliminary Insights

Mile Vukovic

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: March 08, 2018

It is well known that stroke and aphasia can seriously affect communication related quality of life (QoL). What has been less examined is whether communication QoL differs in relation to qualitatively different forms of aphasia. The aim of this exploratory study was to investigate this possibility in four patients with aphasia caused by stroke: two with Broca's and two with conduction aphasia. The quality of communication life scale (QCL) was administered in the chronic phase after stroke, along...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/iacod-2017/1710003

Language Proficiency in Children with Cleft Palate

Maria del Carmen Pamplona and Pablo Antonio Ysunza

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: March 05, 2018

Children with cleft palate (CCP) are at risk of speech disorders, which require a long intervention. Disorders of speech have been the most salient problems encountered by clinicians treating these children and have taken priority in research. Consequently, intervention has been focused on speech production, whereas assessment of language proficiency and the use of strategies for enhancing language development in this population have been overlooked....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/iacod-2017/1710002

Phonetic and Phonological Aspects in Children with Operated Cleft Lip and Palate

Maria Gabriela Cavalheiro, Camila de Castro Correa, Laura Katarine Felix Andrade and Luciana Paula Maximino

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: September 28, 2017

Cleft Lip and Palate (CLP) is the most common malformation in childhood and may result in the presence of communication disorders. The consequences in speech are related to velopharyngeal dysfunction and dentofacial deformity, as the risks to phonological disorders, related to middle ear changes....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/iacod-2017/1710001

Kierkegaard, Repetition and Autism

Andrew Cashin

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: September 09, 2017

If relying on the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual- 5 (DSM-5) to diagnose Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) the triad of impairment that featured in past versions of the DSM as the structure for the diagnosis has collapsed to a dyad. Restricted, repetitive patterns of behavior, interests or activities remained as the second part of the new 'Dyad of Impairment'....

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