Language and Working Memory LabWestern Health Sciences

2008-09 Poster Presentations

Speech-Language Pathology Presentation

Beier, ACritical Review: Examining the Predictive Value of Oral Language Variables on Measures of Reading Achievement.

Boyle, J.M: Critical Review: Effectiveness of Speech Therapy for Individuals with Primary Progressive Aphasia.

Bradley, B: Critical Review: Does levodopa have beneficial effects on the dysphagia in patients with Parkinson’s disease?

Buckland, S.A: Critical Review: The effect of time and temperature on the viscosity of thickened liquids.

Chance, A: Critical Review: Do Expressive Language Characteristics Distinguish Children with Language Impairment from Children with English as a Second Language?

Chapman, C: Critical Review: What Influence does Applied Behavior Analysis Intervention have on Language and Communication Development in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder?

Cheng, R: Critical Review: Tube Feeding in Advanced Dementia.

Clark, K: Critical Review: Which is the best language organization strategy to promote effective and efficient communication and language learning in preschoolers who use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) systems?

Cohn, J: Critical Review: The Effectiveness of Voice Training in Preventing Vocal Pathology in Actors.

Colli, M: Critical Review: How does age of palatal repair affect speech outcome in children with cleft palate?

Dakin, B: Critical Review: The Quality of Social Interaction of Augmentative and Alternative Communicators and the Factors that Impact it.

Docker, J: Critical Review: The Effects of Self-Imposed Time-Out from Speaking on Stuttering in Adolescents and Adults Who Stutter.

Dorrington, C: Critical Review: The impact of social-pragmatic treatment approaches on the language and communication skills of preschool-aged children with autism spectrum disorder.

Dumoulin, M: Critical Review: What Presenting Speech and Language Characteristics of Late Talkers Distinguish Those Who Recover from Those Who Do Not?

Gautam, R: Critical Review: Effectiveness of the Acoustic Analysis of Voice in the Detection of Early Bulbar Signs in Patients with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis.

Hammell, G.L: Critical Review: The effects of left lateral body positioning on GERD, during feeding and post-feeding of the preterm infant.

Heydon, M: Critical Review: Can joint attention, imitation, and/or play skills predict future language abilities of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)?

Katz, I: Critical Review: The effectiveness of narrative-based intervention on increasing the production of narrative forms in preschool and school-aged children.

Kaufman, A: Critical Review: The impact of television viewing on language development from birth to 30 months: A Critical Review of the Literature.

Lewis, V.C: Critical Review: Is oral sensorimotor treatment an effective technique to improve feeding skills and promote growth in children with cerebral palsy?

Lopez, A: Critical Review: The Effects of a Supplemental Reading Program for Struggling English-Language Learning Grade 1 Students.

Lucas, G: Critical Review: Exploring the inter-rater reliability of two assessment tools used to identify feeding problems in neonates.

McCabe, M: Critical Review: Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder in Aboriginal children: Does a language profile emerge?

McDermid, J: Critical Review: The Efficacy of Animal-Assisted Therapy for Improving Communication Skills in Adults with Aphasia of Apraxia.

McGregor, C: Critical Review: In individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), which particular social skills treatment approach is most effective in a group setting?

Merritt, J: Critical Review: Effectiveness and generalization of treatment methods in persons with word finding deficits.

Millard, R: Critical Review: Is phonological awareness training an effective literacy intervention for children with Down syndrome?

Nicholson, A: Critical Review: Evidence supporting the use of print focus during storybook reading at increasing pre-literacy skills in vulnerable preschoolers.

O'Donnell, N: A critical review of the effectiveness of non-speech oral motor exercises (NSOMEs) on speech intelligibility in children with articulation difficulties.

Reid, J: Critical Review: The impact of intervention on the maintenance of speech and language skills for adults with Primary Progressive Aphasia (PPA).

Robb, E: Critical Review: In children with cerebral palsy, what treatment methods are effective in improving speech production?

Saxon, T: Critical Review: Does progress in therapy depend on the language of instruction?

Thompson, E: Critical Review: Variables Affecting Perceived Communicative Competence of Adult AAC Users.

Tontini, O: Critical Review: What is the evidence for a relationship between Parkinson’s disease and dysfluency?

Torrieri, N: Critical Review: Is a chin-down posture more effective than thickened liquids in eliminating aspiration for patients with Parkinson’s disease?

Trevisonn, A.L: Critical Review: In preterm infants, which form of oral stimulation best establishes the non-nutritive suck in order to accelerate the transition time to oral feeding: the NTrainer patterned orocutaneous therapy or oral stimulation delivered by a pacifier?

Wells, M: Critical Review: Are there linguistic advantages of a total communication approach to education for children with cochlear implants compared to an oral approach?

Westgate, J: Critical Review: Effective Treatment Methods for Children with Selective Mutism.

Yanch, K: Critical Review: Evidence for improved speech intelligibility with the use of speech supplementation strategies in adults with cerebral palsy.

Yee, Y: Critical Review: The Effectiveness of Behavioural Treatment Approaches to Improve Oral Intake in Children with Feeding Challenges or Food Refusal.

Zalmanowitz, J: Critical Review: What effects do neurosurgical treatments for generalized dystonia have on speech?

 

Audiology Presentations

Burton, ACritical Review: In Patients with Alzheimer Disease (or Other Forms of Dementia), Will the Provision of Hearing Aids Result in a Reduction of Negative or Unwanted Behaviours?

Butt, B: Critical Review: How do children with cochlear implants perform in mainstream education compared to normal hearing peers?

Hillier, A: Critical Review: What is the effect of manipulating Fo pitch of auditory feedback on pitch production in normal hearing individuals?

Lam, H: Critical Review: Is there evidence to support that hearing aids benefit adults in the reduction of tinnitus perception?

MacDonald, K: Critical Review: Effectiveness of hearing protection to minimize the subjective hearing loss experienced after exposure to high intensity music at entertainment venues.

Pearson, L: Critical Review: How Effective are Asymmetrical Hearing Aid Fittings for Comprehension of Speech in Noise?

Polonenko, M: Critical Review: Effects of Frequency Transposition on the Speech Perception of Individuals with High-Frequency Hearing Loss.

Saunders, T: Critical Review: In Children with Profound Bilateral Hearing Impairment, is Sound Localization for Bilateral Cochlear Implant Users Better Than for Those Who Do Not Receive a Second Implant?

Smolensky, C: Critical Review: The Effect of Cochlear Implantation on Speech Perception and Neural Integrity for Children with Auditory Neuropathy/Dyssynchrony Compared to Children with Sensory Hearing Loss.

Smyth, J: Critical Review: Is There a Benefit for School-Aged Children with Hearing Loss to Use Directional Microphones in the Classroom to Improve their Speech Recognition Performance?

Takenaga, M: Critical Review: Do workers who are exposed to high levels of occupational noise increase the use of hearing protection devices after attending a hearing conservation program?

Winter, A: Critical Review: Can the use of folate or Vitamin B12 affect the process of age-related hearing loss?