speech pathology

Hearing aids for babies with mild loss may not help language
Hearing aids for babies with mild loss may not help language (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

New research from the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI) has raised questions about the benefits of fitting hearing aids early to babies diagnosed with mild hearing loss. The study, led by MCRI PhD student Peter Carew, showed clear benefits in ... Read More »

Parents need to speak up for early speech intervention
Parents need to speak up for early speech intervention (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

New Charles Sturt University (CSU) research has found that parents were more likely to identify common speech disorders in young children than teachers. Published in the Australasian Journal of Learning Difficulties, the study into speech sound disorders (SSD) involved a sample of ... Read More »

Sign language may be helpful for children with rare speech disorder
Sign language may be helpful for children with rare speech disorder (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Using sign language with intensive speech therapy may be an effective treatment for children with a rare speech disorder called apraxia of speech, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers. They suggest further exploration of the results of a case study ... Read More »

Children with reading difficulties are at elevated risk for mental health problems
Children with reading difficulties are at elevated risk for mental health problems (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Curtin University researchers have identified and are examining potential research streams which could shed light on why children with reading difficulties are at increased risk of mental health problems. Growing literature indicates children with reading difficulties are at an elevated ... Read More »

Key Piece to Autism Puzzle
Key Piece to Autism Puzzle (1 votes, average: 3.00 out of 5)

Where do your eyes focus during a conversation? An innovative study by University of Vermont researchers reveals that for children with autism spectrum disorder, the answer depends on how emotional the conversation is. The study, published in Research in Autism ... Read More »

Calls for improvement in autism diagnosis
Calls for improvement in autism diagnosis (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Recommendations for diagnosing autism (ASD) are not being followed for all children, with paediatricians reporting they are unable to access the services they need to meet recommended practice, a study by the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute has found. The study ... Read More »

Children with disabilities risk being misdiagnosed
Children with disabilities risk being misdiagnosed (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Children with disabilities risk being misdiagnosed in order to receive school funding support, says QUT Associate Professor Linda Graham. The Principal Research Fellow for the Education Faculty’s School of Cultural and Professional studies said in Australia, children with disabilities only ... Read More »

NAPLAN fails children with communication impairment
NAPLAN fails children with communication impairment (2 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

Research from Charles Sturt University (CSU) has shown how children with communication impairments fare far worse in the National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) than typical children and most have no access to speech pathology services. The research was ... Read More »

Early intervention must embrace diversity, research shows
Early intervention must embrace diversity, research shows (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Childhood assessment and early intervention approaches must do more for children from culturally diverse backgrounds, according to Charles Sturt University (CSU) research. Ms Sarah Verdon recently completed her PhD at CSU’s Faculty of Education and Research Institute for Professional Practice, ... Read More »

Babies’ brains could unravel the mystery of stuttering
Babies’ brains could unravel the mystery of stuttering (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

University of Sydney researchers are launching a world-first study to see if it’s possible to detect whether a baby will go on to stutter in later life – well before they start to talk. Researchers will scan newborns with a ... Read More »

 
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