Journal of Medical Speech - Language Pathology

A quarterly medical journal covering all aspects of human communication disorders. Contains peer-reviewed clinical and theoretical articles, clinical notes, and discussion of topics ranging from pediatric language issues to those of the elderly.

Articles from Vol. 11, No. 1, March

Evaluating the Effects of Memory Books for Individuals with Severe Dementia
Dementia is characterized by memory impairments and cognitive deficits affecting conversational discourse skills. The discourse of individuals with dementia has been described as lacking thematic structure and limited in the number of ideas produced....
Health Care Compliance Programs: An Infrastructure for Clinical Practice. (Health Care Forum)
Health care compliance programs have evolved since 1995 from a focus on Medicare billing rules to encompass all aspects of law and regulation pertaining to health care service delivery. Comprehensive compliance programs provide an infrastructure for...
Right Temporal Lobe Auditory-Induced Epilepsy: Functional and Audiologic Pre/post Surgical Results
A rare case of auditory-induced right temporal lobe epilepsy was examined pre/post partial lobectomy on visual-perceptual, visual/auditory information, visual nonverbal memory, prosodic, and audiologic tasks. Results were compared to perfomance of...
Speech Disorders in Mild and Moderate Huntington Disease: Results of Dysarthria Assessments of 19 Individuals
The study characterizes the presence and nature of dysarthric speech signs in a group of 19 individuals with mild and moderate Huntington disease. These individuals participated in a clinical dysarthria assessment protocol and were also included in...
Speech-Language Pathologists' Roles and Knowledge Levels Related to Non-Oral Feeding
Speech-language pathologists make important recommendations regarding the safety of individuals' swallowing skills. When oral feeding is determined to be unsafe, non-oral feeding is often implemented. This intervention has both risks and benefits....
Sushi, Gator Tail, and Knee Banjos. (Editorial)
I came from old Osaka, with a banjo on my knee. Anon Sometimes things get a little lost in translation. Perhaps one of the most classic translation blooper legends involves the report that when Coca-Cola was first sold in China it was given a...
Ventilator-Supported Communication: A Survey of Ventilator Users
We conducted a survey to determine the nature of the communication challenges associated with ventilator use. Fifty-three ventilator users responded to the survey, either during a one-on-one interview or by self-completion over the Internet. Most respondents...
What Happens after the Swallow? Introducing the Glottal Release Sound
Cervical auscultation presents as a noninvasive screening assessment of swallowing. Until now the focus of acoustic research in swallowing has been the characterization of swallowing sounds,. However, it may be that the technique is also suitable for...