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Acquired Velopharyngeal Dysfunction Assessment: Speech-Language Pathologists' Perceived Competence and Proposed Clinical Guideline. 

Guyton, Kelsey (2017-03-31)
Purpose: An on-line survey was completed to investigate SLP self-efficacy and knowledge for assessment of acquired velopharyngeal dysfunction (AVPD). It was hypothesized that participants would report limited training and ...

Data Collection Methods for the Voice Range Profile: A Systematic Review 

Cutchin, Grace M. (2020-02-04)
Purpose: To assess data collection variability in the Voice Range Profile (VRP) across clinicians and researchers, a systematic review was conducted to evaluate the extent of variability of specific data collection points ...

Dialectical Differences of Spanish-influenced English in Children: Competence and Confidence of Speech-Language Pathologists 

Smith, Kelsey (2016-04-27)
A web-based survey of speech-language pathologists (SLPs) in 15 states across the United States was conducted to assess their confidence and competence in serving bilingual or English-language learning (ELL) children. Mean ...

Effect of Task Type on Speaking Fundamental Frequency in Women 

Schiwitz, Amy (2011-04-12)
Speaking fundamental frequency (SF0) is an acoustic measure that is frequently used by voice clinicians to assess the severity of vocal pathology and to monitor progress in treatment. However, there is little agreement on ...

The Effect of Traditional Vocal Warm-up Versus Semi-Occluded Vocal Tract Exercises on the Acoustic Parameters of Voice 

Duke, Emily (2014-03-27)
This study investigated the effect of traditional vocal warm-up versus semi-occluded vocal tract exercises on the acoustic parameters of voice. Vocal warm-up is thought to be a pre-requisite for optimal singing, but studies ...

The Effects of Clinical Experience in the Rating of Intelligibility of Phonetically Contrasted Words 

Hanner, Emily (2020-03-31)  ETD File Embargoed
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate if crowdsourced lay listeners with minimal exposure to child speech and certified clinicians in the field of speech-language pathology experienced in treating speech ...

Elderspeak: Helpful or Harmful? A Systematic Review of Speech to Elderly Adults 

Lowery, Mary (2013-03-07)
Elderspeak, an over-accommodation used in communicating with older adults, has both verbal and nonverbal features. To many its use suggests a lack of respect toward the older adult. A systematic review of 28 studies was ...

Evidence-Based Practice for Speech-Language Pathologists: A Survey of Access and Implementation 

Allison, Lauren (2021-02-19)
Purpose: The primary aim of this investigation was to identify the extent to which SLPs implement evidence-based practice (EBP) and discern the facilitators and barriers for use of EBP, with consideration of access, location ...

Exploring an Explanatory Child Speech Intelligibility Model Using Phonetically Contrasted Word Productions 

Willoughby, Katherine (2019-04-17)
Purpose: In clinical practice, there is no standard measure of intelligibility that explains the kinds of difficulties that listeners who are inexperienced with child speech may encounter. This study aimed to investigate ...

Exploring the Use of Parent Report in Child Speech and Language Screening 

Madden, Caroline (2018-04-25)
Early detection of speech-language disorders in preschool children have been found to improve academic, behavioral, and social outcomes. As the USPSTF reports, there is currently no gold standard measure for assessing ...

Graduate Preparation and Professional Development of Speech Language Pathology Students: A Grounded Theory Study 

Waters, Sarah (2016-05-05)
This study describes a hierarchical model developed using grounded theory analysis of clinical development of speech-language pathology graduate students. Eight female students attending Auburn University’s speech-language ...

How Native Language Affects Functionally Relevant Item Selection 

Barahona, Lissien Esther (2021-04-13)
PURPOSE: A challenge speech language pathologists face when establishing a therapy plan to rehabilitate a significant loss of language and communication ability is the identification and selection of functionally relevant ...

Influence of Syllable Train Length and Performance End Effects on Phonation Threshold Pressure in Females 

Faver, Katherine (2010-04-01)
Phonation threshold pressure (PTP) is the minimum amount of lung pressure necessary to initiate and sustain phonation. Phonation threshold pressure is useful in determining overall health of the vocal folds. The purpose ...

Knowledge and Competence Regarding Percentage of Consonants Correct: A National Survey of Speech-Language Pathologists 

Dale, Emily (2016-04-26)
The purpose of the current national survey was to examine speech-language pathologists’ (SLPs’) competence and confidence regarding the use of Percentage of Consonants Correct (PCC). Comparisons were made between recent ...

Knowledge and Treatment of the Down Syndrome Population in Speech-Language Pathology: A National Survey 

Fritz, Morgan (2019-04-17)
The purpose of this study was to determine the extent to which speech-language pathologists possess both knowledge of Down syndrome and confidence in their clinical abilities to treat the population and their families. ...

Partnering With Physicians: How Are Medical Speech-Language Pathologists Perceived 

Korstjens, Amber (2010-01-05)
The purpose of this research was to gather insight regarding physicians’ understanding and view of the medical speech-language pathologist. Some questions were compared to previous data presented in a prior survey by ...

The Perception of Benefit of Vocalization on Performance When Producing Maximum Effort 

Davis, Kelly (2015-05-11)
Abstract Objectives/Hypothesis: The purpose of this study was to determine the presence of the belief that using voice during force production is beneficial to sport performance. This study was also used to determine if ...

Perceptions about Bullying of Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Survey of School-Based Speech-Language Pathologists 

Ofe, Erin (2015-05-04)
The purpose of the current investigation was to examine speech-language pathologists’ (SLPs’) knowledge and perceptions of bullying, with an emphasis on Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). A 46-item, web-based, nationally-distributed ...

Perceptions of Employability for Adolescents Related to Varying Degrees of Hypernasality: Making the Case for Interprofessional Collaboration & Advocacy in Speech Language Pathology 

Tye, Scott (2021-02-19)
Objective: The primary aim of this investigation was to evaluate the impact listener perception has on vocational success in adolescents with hypernasal speech. Methods: Using Qualtrics, an online survey platform, ...

Phonological Awareness Skills of Six-year-old Children with Mild and Moderate Articulation Disorders 

Gernand, Keri (2006-05-15)
An investigation of the phonological awareness skills of children with mild and moderate articulation disorders is presented in this thesis. A sample of 24 first graders, 12 of whom had normal articulation and the other ...