communication disorders

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Summary: Disorders of verbal and nonverbal communication caused by receptive or expressive LANGUAGE DISORDERS, cognitive dysfunction (e.g., MENTAL RETARDATION), psychiatric conditions, and HEARING DISORDERS.

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  1. Mathew M, Bhat J. Profile of communication disorders in HIV-infected individuals: a preliminary study. J Int Assoc Physicians AIDS Care (Chic). 2008;7:223-7 pubmed publisher
    ..The results of the study reveal that individuals with HIV-1 infection show a varied picture of affected parameters of voice, swallowing, and oral motor functioning...
  2. Marschik P, Pini G, Bartl Pokorny K, Duckworth M, Gugatschka M, Vollmann R, et al. Early speech-language development in females with Rett syndrome: focusing on the preserved speech variant. Dev Med Child Neurol. 2012;54:451-6 pubmed publisher
  3. van Buijsen M, Hendriks A, Ketelaars M, Verhoeven L. Assessment of theory of mind in children with communication disorders: role of presentation mode. Res Dev Disabil. 2011;32:1038-45 pubmed publisher
    Children with communication disorders have problems with both language and social interaction. The theory-of-mind hypothesis provides an explanation for these problems, and different tests have been developed to test this hypothesis...
  4. Nygren G, Hagberg B, Billstedt E, Skoglund A, Gillberg C, Johansson M. The Swedish version of the Diagnostic Interview for Social and Communication Disorders (DISCO-10). Psychometric properties. J Autism Dev Disord. 2009;39:730-41 pubmed publisher
    Psychometric properties of the Diagnostic Interview for Social and Communication Disorders schedule (DISCO) have only been studied in the UK...
  5. Threats T. The complexity of social/cultural dimension in communication disorders. Folia Phoniatr Logop. 2010;62:158-65 pubmed publisher
    There has been growing recognition in the field of communication disorders concerning the importance of multicultural and diversity issues...
  6. Smith S, Grigorenko E, Willcutt E, Pennington B, Olson R, DeFries J. Etiologies and molecular mechanisms of communication disorders. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2010;31:555-63 pubmed publisher
    Quantitative behavioral genetic studies have made it clear that communication disorders such as reading disability, language impairment, and autism spectrum disorders follow some basic principles: (1) complex disorders have complex ..
  7. Robinson E, Munir K, Munafò M, Hughes M, McCormick M, Koenen K. Stability of autistic traits in the general population: further evidence for a continuum of impairment. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2011;50:376-84 pubmed publisher
    ..parents of 6,539 children in the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children completed the Social and Communication Disorders Checklist at ages 7, 10, and 13...
  8. Maljaars J, Noens I, Scholte E, van Berckelaer Onnes I. Evaluation of the criterion and convergent validity of the Diagnostic Interview for Social and Communication Disorders in young and low-functioning children. Autism. 2012;16:487-97 pubmed publisher
    The Diagnostic Interview for Social and Communication Disorders (DISCO; Wing, 2006) is a standardized, semi-structured and interviewer-based schedule for diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD)...
  9. Wong P, Perrachione T, Gunasekera G, Chandrasekaran B. Communication disorders in speakers of tone languages: etiological bases and clinical considerations. Semin Speech Lang. 2009;30:162-73 pubmed publisher
    ..We present emerging research on lexical tone learning in the context of the clinical disorders of hearing, speech, and language that this body of research will help to address...

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  1. HIDECKER M, Paneth N, Rosenbaum P, Kent R, Lillie J, Eulenberg J, et al. Developing and validating the Communication Function Classification System for individuals with cerebral palsy. Dev Med Child Neurol. 2011;53:704-10 pubmed publisher
    ..This paper reports the content validity, interrater reliability, and test-retest reliability of the CFCS for children with CP...
  2. Timler G, Olswang L, Coggins T. "Do I know what I need to do?" A social communication intervention for children with complex clinical profiles. Lang Speech Hear Serv Sch. 2005;36:73-85 pubmed
    ..The purpose of this study was to investigate the feasibility of a social communication intervention for a school-age child with a complex cognitive and behavioral profile secondary to diagnosis of a fetal alcohol spectrum disorder...
  3. Bartlett C, Flax J, Logue M, Smith B, Vieland V, Tallal P, et al. Examination of potential overlap in autism and language loci on chromosomes 2, 7, and 13 in two independent samples ascertained for specific language impairment. Hum Hered. 2004;57:10-20 pubmed
    ..2003). Our results indicate that using samples selected for components of the autism phenotype may be a useful adjunct to autism genetics...
  4. Tordjman S, Anderson G, Pichard N, Charbuy H, Touitou Y. Nocturnal excretion of 6-sulphatoxymelatonin in children and adolescents with autistic disorder. Biol Psychiatry. 2005;57:134-8 pubmed
    ..Additionally, melatonin, a pineal gland hormone produced from serotonin, is of special interest in autistic disorder given reported alterations in central and peripheral serotonin neurobiology...
  5. Turkstra L, Coelho C, Ylvisaker M. The use of standardized tests for individuals with cognitive-communication disorders. Semin Speech Lang. 2005;26:215-22 pubmed
    The assessment of individuals with cognitive-communication disorders after traumatic brain injury can present a major challenge to speech-language pathologists...
  6. Cass H, Reilly S, Owen L, Wisbeach A, Weekes L, Slonims V, et al. Findings from a multidisciplinary clinical case series of females with Rett syndrome. Dev Med Child Neurol. 2003;45:325-37 pubmed
  7. McLeod S, McKinnon D. Prevalence of communication disorders compared with other learning needs in 14,500 primary and secondary school students. Int J Lang Commun Disord. 2007;42 Suppl 1:37-59 pubmed
  8. Luyster R, Lopez K, Lord C. Characterizing communicative development in children referred for autism spectrum disorders using the MacArthur-Bates Communicative Development Inventory (CDI). J Child Lang. 2007;34:623-54 pubmed
    ..However, when compared to published norms, children with ASD may show less of a discrepancy between their receptive and expressive vocabulary...
  9. Olusanya B, Ruben R, Parving A. Reducing the burden of communication disorders in the developing world: an opportunity for the millennium development project. JAMA. 2006;296:441-4 pubmed
  10. Ruben R. Redefining the survival of the fittest: communication disorders in the 21st century. Laryngoscope. 2000;110:241-5 pubmed
    To determine the economic effect on the US economy of the cost of caring for people with communication disorders as well as the cost of lost or degraded employment opportunities for people with such disorders, including disorders of ..
  11. Charman T, Cass H, Owen L, Wigram T, Slonims V, Weeks L, et al. Regression in individuals with Rett syndrome. Brain Dev. 2002;24:281-3 pubmed
    ..There is a continuing need to further elucidate the pre- and post-regression features of Rett syndrome in order to aid early identification, diagnosis and referral for genotype mutation analysis...
  12. Charman T, Drew A, Baird C, Baird G. Measuring early language development in preschool children with autism spectrum disorder using the MacArthur Communicative Development Inventory (Infant Form). J Child Lang. 2003;30:213-36 pubmed
    ..The implications for assessment and intervention with preschool children with autism spectrum disorder are discussed...
  13. Eadie T, Yorkston K, Klasner E, Dudgeon B, Deitz J, Baylor C, et al. Measuring communicative participation: a review of self-report instruments in speech-language pathology. Am J Speech Lang Pathol. 2006;15:307-20 pubmed
    ..To assess the adequacy of self-report instruments in speech-language pathology for measuring a construct called communicative participation...
  14. Honey E, McConachie H, Randle V, Shearer H, Couteur A. One-year change in repetitive behaviours in young children with communication disorders including autism. J Autism Dev Disord. 2008;38:1439-50 pubmed
    ..ADI-R repetitive behaviour algorithm scores increased over time; however, when all 12 behaviours were considered, there was a general decrease in impact upon the child's and family's activities. Reasons for this decrease are discussed...
  15. Nordehn G, Meredith A, Bye L. A preliminary investigation of barriers to achieving patient-centered communication with patients who have stroke-related communication disorders. Top Stroke Rehabil. 2006;13:68-77 pubmed
    ..barriers to achieving patient-centered communication (PCC) with patients who have stroke-related communication disorders. A focus group, including people who had strokes and their family members, identified PCC issues they ..
  16. Geurts H, Verte S, Oosterlaan J, Roeyers H, Hartman C, Mulder E, et al. Can the Children's Communication Checklist differentiate between children with autism, children with ADHD, and normal controls?. J Child Psychol Psychiatry. 2004;45:1437-53 pubmed
  17. Wing L, Leekam S, Libby S, Gould J, Larcombe M. The Diagnostic Interview for Social and Communication Disorders: background, inter-rater reliability and clinical use. J Child Psychol Psychiatry. 2002;43:307-25 pubmed
    The Diagnostic Interview for Social and Communication Disorders (DISCO) is a schedule for the diagnosis of autistic spectrum and related disorders and assessment of individual needs...
  18. Laures J, Shisler R. Complementary and alternative medical approaches to treating adult neurogenic communication disorders: a review. Disabil Rehabil. 2004;26:315-25 pubmed
    This paper reviews studies investigating the effectiveness of treating adult neurogenic communication disorders with complementary and alternative medicines (CAM)...
  19. Schlosser R. Goal attainment scaling as a clinical measurement technique in communication disorders: a critical review. J Commun Disord. 2004;37:217-39 pubmed
    ..in other clinical professions, the current debate on measuring client progress and outcome measurement in communication disorders has largely ignored GAS...
  20. Tait K, Sigafoos J, Woodyatt G, O Reilly M, Lancioni G. Evaluating parent use of functional communication training to replace and enhance prelinguistic behaviours in six children with developmental and physical disabilities. Disabil Rehabil. 2004;26:1241-54 pubmed
    ..To evaluate parent use of functional communication training (FCT) to replace and enhance prelinguistic behaviours in six young children with developmental and physical disabilities...
  21. Savundranayagam M, Hummert M, Montgomery R. Investigating the effects of communication problems on caregiver burden. J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci. 2005;60:S48-55 pubmed
    ..The goal of this study was to explore the relationship between communication problems associated with dementia and caregiver burden, within the context of problem behaviors and cognitive and functional abilities of the care recipient...
  22. Bazin N, Sarfati Y, Lefrère F, Passerieux C, Hardy Bayle M. Scale for the evaluation of communication disorders in patients with schizophrenia: a validation study. Schizophr Res. 2005;77:75-84 pubmed
    A scale for the evaluation of communication disorders in patients with schizophrenia (Schizophrenia Communication Disorder Scale-SCD) is proposed based on studies showing that cognitive disorders specific to the disorganization seen in ..
  23. Palacios Pérez A, Sierra Torres C. [Communicative disorder prevalence and associated risk factors regarding informal workers in Popayan, Colombia]. Rev Salud Publica (Bogota). 2014;16:572-84 pubmed
    ..This information provides a baseline for improving healthcare promotion and disease prevention strategies aimed at this population. ..
  24. Rynkiewicz A, Schuller B, Marchi E, Piana S, Camurri A, Lassalle A, et al. An investigation of the 'female camouflage effect' in autism using a computerized ADOS-2 and a test of sex/gender differences. Mol Autism. 2016;7:10 pubmed publisher
    ..The EyesWeb software platform and the Kinect sensor during two demonstration activities of ADOS-2 (Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, Second Edition) were used...
  25. Zuscak S, Peisah C, Ferguson A. A collaborative approach to supporting communication in the assessment of decision-making capacity. Disabil Rehabil. 2016;38:1107-14 pubmed publisher
    This paper explores the clinical implications of acquired communication disorders in decisional capacity...
  26. Witsell D, Schulz K, Moore K, Tucci D. Implementation and testing of research infrastructure for practice-based research in hearing and communication disorders. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2011;145:565-71 pubmed publisher
    ..To describe site capability and experience of the CHEER network (Creating Healthcare Excellence through Education and Research) to rapidly collect descriptive data on patients with tinnitus and dizziness visiting participating CHEER sites...
  27. Walz N, Yeates K, Taylor H, Stancin T, Wade S. Emerging narrative discourse skills 18 months after traumatic brain injury in early childhood. J Neuropsychol. 2012;6:143-60 pubmed publisher
    ..Children with severe TBI were less proficient than children with moderate TBI at identifying unimportant story information. Age and pragmatic skills were predictors of discourse performance...
  28. Donato C, Shane H, Hemsley B. Exploring the feasibility of the visual language in autism program for children in an early intervention group setting: views of parents, educators, and health professionals. Dev Neurorehabil. 2014;17:115-24 pubmed publisher
  29. McClure J, Salter K, Foley N, Mahon H, Teasell R. Adherence to Canadian Best Practice Recommendations for Stroke Care: vascular cognitive impairment screening and assessment practices in an Ontario inpatient stroke rehabilitation facility. Top Stroke Rehabil. 2012;19:141-8 pubmed publisher
    ..The purpose of this study is to determine whether care in an Ontario inpatient stroke rehabilitation facility is consistent with these recommendations...
  30. Marschik P, Sigafoos J, Kaufmann W, Wolin T, Talisa V, Bartl Pokorny K, et al. Peculiarities in the gestural repertoire: an early marker for Rett syndrome?. Res Dev Disabil. 2012;33:1715-21 pubmed publisher
    ..We conclude that the gestural abilities in girls with RTT appear to remain limited and do not constitute a compensatory mechanism for the verbal language modality...
  31. Oguz H, Hess M, Klein A. Phoniatrics. Biomed Res Int. 2015;2015:156014 pubmed publisher
  32. Fens M, van Heugten C, Beusmans G, Limburg M, Haeren R, Kaemingk A, et al. Not as transient: patients with transient ischaemic attack or minor stroke experience cognitive and communication problems; an exploratory study. Eur J Gen Pract. 2013;19:11-6 pubmed publisher
  33. Crowley C, Baigorri M, Ntim C, Bukari B, Oseibagyina A, Kitcher E, et al. Collaborations to address barriers for people with communication disabilities in Ghana: considering the World Report on Disability. Int J Speech Lang Pathol. 2013;15:53-7 pubmed publisher
  34. Topouzkhanian S, Mijiyawa M. A French-speaking speech-language pathology program in West Africa: transfer of training between Minority and Majority World countries. Int J Speech Lang Pathol. 2013;15:58-64 pubmed publisher
  35. Hallett V, Ronald A, Rijsdijk F, Happe F. Disentangling the associations between autistic-like and internalizing traits: a community based twin study. J Abnorm Child Psychol. 2012;40:815-27 pubmed publisher
    ..Disentangling these associations and their etiological underpinnings may help contribute to the conceptualization and diagnosis of 'comorbidity' within ASD and internalizing disorders...
  36. Trojano L, Moretta P, Cozzolino A, Saltalamacchia A, Estraneo A. Cognitive rehabilitation in non-communicative brain-damaged patients. Funct Neurol. 2011;26:55-9 pubmed
    ..On the basis of such cognitive assessments, cognitive rehabilitation training can now be applied, but we underline that this training must be tailored to single patients in order to allow them to communicate autonomously and efficiently...
  37. O Halloran R, Hersh D, Laplante Lévesque A, Worrall L. Person-centeredness, ethics, and stories of risk. Semin Speech Lang. 2010;31:81-9 pubmed publisher
    ..It may also require speech-language pathologists to be open to their own vulnerabilities as well...
  38. Cardoso C, Sousa Morato P, Andrade S, Fernandes F. Social-cognitive performance and social-communicative adaptation in different groups of the autistic spectrum. Pro Fono. 2010;22:43-8 pubmed
    ..Language mediates social development allowing the individual to participate in social situations that include balanced communicative exchanges...
  39. Drager K, Light J. A comparison of the performance of 5-year-old children with typical development using iconic encoding in AAC systems with and without icon prediction on a fixed display. Augment Altern Commun. 2010;26:12-20 pubmed publisher
    ..There was some evidence, however, that using icon prediction may help to facilitate generalization of the use of iconic encoding to novel vocabulary. Potential implications, limitations, and future directions for research are discussed...
  40. Pajoumand A, Talaie H, Mahdavinejad A, Birang S, Zarei M, Mehregan F, et al. Suicide epidemiology and characteristics among young Iranians at poison ward, Loghman-Hakim Hospital (1997-2007). Arch Iran Med. 2012;15:210-3 pubmed publisher
    ..In this study, we have evaluated the epidemiology and characteristics of 8-16-year-old individuals who attempted suicideand were hospitalized in Loghman-Hakim Hospital, Tehran, Iran from 1997 to 2007...
  41. Batorowicz B, Shepherd T. Teamwork in AAC: examining clinical perceptions. Augment Altern Commun. 2011;27:16-25 pubmed publisher
    ..Perceptions of PR were related to size of the teams, participants' years of experience, and the range of experience on teams. This study supports PR and highlights the importance of healthy working relationships...
  42. Dahlgren Sandberg A, Smith M, Larsson M. An analysis of reading and spelling abilities of children using AAC: Understanding a continuum of competence. Augment Altern Commun. 2010;26:191-202 pubmed publisher
  43. Armstrong B, Jenigiri B, Hutson S, Wachs P, Lambe C. The impact of a palliative care program in a rural Appalachian community hospital: a quality improvement process. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2013;30:380-7 pubmed publisher
    ..The objective of the Palliative Care Impact Study was to evaluate the impact of a PCCS in a rural Appalachian community hospital in 4 domains: clinical, customer, operational, and financial...
  44. Tanabe M, Faran D. The case of the probe into the hidden language: it made all the difference. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2008;56:1150 pubmed publisher
  45. Yilmaz O, Yildirim S, Oksuz C, Atay S, Turan E. Mothers' depression and health-related quality of life in neuromuscular diseases: role of functional independence level of the children. Pediatr Int. 2010;52:648-52 pubmed publisher
    ..The aim of the present study was therefore to evaluate the relations between maternal depression and HRQOL and functional limitations of the children with NMD...
  46. Cheng L. Knowledge transfer between minority and majority world settings and its application to the World Report on Disability. Int J Speech Lang Pathol. 2013;15:65-8 pubmed publisher
  47. Ferguson A, Worrall L, Sherratt S. The impact of communication disability on interdisciplinary discussion in rehabilitation case conferences. Disabil Rehabil. 2009;31:1795-807 pubmed publisher
    ..This article presents a descriptive research study that investigated the issues discussed in rehabilitation case conferences, with specific reference to patients with acquired communication disabilities of neurological origin...
  48. Hill D, Carroll K, Dai D, Faerber J, Dougherty S, Feudtner C. Identifying Communication-Impaired Pediatric Patients Using Detailed Hospital Administrative Data. Hosp Pediatr. 2016;6:456-67 pubmed publisher
    ..Hospitalized pediatric patients with communication impairment can be accurately identified in a large hospital administrative database. ..
  49. Ciucci M, Grant L, Rajamanickam E, Hilby B, Blue K, Jones C, et al. Early identification and treatment of communication and swallowing deficits in Parkinson disease. Semin Speech Lang. 2013;34:185-202 pubmed publisher
  50. Davidson B, Hill A, Nelson A. Responding to the World Report on Disability in Australia: lessons from collaboration in an urban Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander school. Int J Speech Lang Pathol. 2013;15:69-74 pubmed publisher
  51. Nilsen E, Mangal L, Macdonald K. Referential communication in children with ADHD: challenges in the role of a listener. J Speech Lang Hear Res. 2013;56:590-603 pubmed publisher
    ..The present work examined whether children with and without attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) differ in their ability to interpret referential statements (i.e., phrases that denote objects or events) from speakers...
  52. O Halloran R, Hickson L, Worrall L. Environmental factors that influence communication between people with communication disability and their healthcare providers in hospital: a review of the literature within the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF). Int J Lang Commun Disord. 2008;43:601-32 pubmed publisher
    ..This paper concludes with suggestions for directions of future research...
  53. Fourie R. Qualitative study of the therapeutic relationship in speech and language therapy: perspectives of adults with acquired communication and swallowing disorders. Int J Lang Commun Disord. 2009;44:979-99 pubmed publisher
    ..Considerations of the negotiated therapeutic relationship in speech and language therapy are somewhat scarce, with specific therapeutic factors generally framed from psycholinguistic, behavioural, or neurological perspectives...