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Can conversation-based intervention using speech generating devices improve language in children with partially intelligible speech?

Luckins, J; Clarke, M; (2020) Can conversation-based intervention using speech generating devices improve language in children with partially intelligible speech? Communication Disorders Quarterly 10.1177/1525740119880299. (In press). Green open access

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Abstract

Children with partially intelligible speech and language difficulties are often provided with speech-generating devices (SGDs) to support their spoken communication. However, little is known about how SGDs can be used best to facilitate language development. This study evaluated the effects of a conversation-based intervention using SGDs, on the rate of expressive clause production in children with speech that is partially intelligible (SPI). A multiple probe across participants design was used to evaluate intervention with four children aged 8 to 10 years. Following baseline monitoring, the children received language-focused intervention involving adult recasting, SGD modeling, and prompting to repair. Participants showed increases in their rate, complexity and length of clause use. Gains were sustained and generalized. Intervention using conversation, recasting, and SGD modeling can increase clause production and grammaticality of children with SPI.

Type: Article
Title: Can conversation-based intervention using speech generating devices improve language in children with partially intelligible speech?
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1177/1525740119880299
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1177/1525740119880299
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: speech-generating device (SGD), speech that is partially intelligible (SPI), language delay/disorder, conversation-based intervention, recasting, SGD modeling
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences > Language and Cognition
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10081108
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