Newsletter - November 2017

Hi there,

Welcome to the November newsletter which will be the final newsletter for 2017. We are thrilled to now have 7154 subscribers to the speechBITE newsletter which is 1401 more than last year! Our subscribers come from over 80 countries worldwide. 

In this edition, we wanted to update you on recent intervention research which has been added to speechBITE.

Thank you for your continued support of speechBITE and we wish you a happy holiday season!

Latest publications


The Stroke Foundation (2017). Clinical Guidelines for Stroke Management 2017.

Newton C, Kirby P et al (2017). Getting into shape: the effect of Shape Coding on the spoken language production of two men with chronic aphasia.

Knoph MIN, Simonsen HG et al (2017). Cross-linguistic transfer effects of verb-production therapy in two cases of multilingual aphasia.

Jokel R, Meltzer J et al (2017). Group intervention for individuals with primary progressive aphasia and their spouses: Who comes first?

Rogalski EJ, Saxon M et al (2016). Communication Bridge: A pilot feasibility study of Internet-based speech–language therapy for individuals with progressive aphasia. open access

Intellectual Disability

van der Meer L, Matthews T et al (2017). Training Direct-Care Staff to Provide Communication Intervention to Adults With Intellectual Disability: A Systematic Review.

Bunning K, Gooch L et al (2017). Developing the personal narratives of children with complex communication needs associated with intellectual disabilities: What is the potential of Storysharing®?

Schoenbrodt L, Kumin L et al (2016). Training parents to enhance narrative language skills in their children with intellectual disability.

Butler C (2016). The effectiveness of the TEACCH approach in supporting the development of communication skills for learners with severe intellectual disabilities.

Speech Sound Disorders

Rusiewicz HL, Rivera JL (2017). The Effect of Hand Gesture Cues Within the Treatment of /r/ for a College-Aged Adult With Persisting Childhood Apraxia of Speech.

Preston JL, Leece MC (2017). Intensive Treatment for Persisting Rhotic Distortions: A Case Series.

Hitchcock ER, Byun T et al (2017). Efficacy of Electropalatography for Treating Misarticulation of /r/.


Holyfield C, Drager KDR et al (2017). Systematic review of AAC intervention research for adolescents and adults with autism spectrum disorder.

Soto G, Clarke MT (2017). Effects of a Conversation-Based Intervention on the Linguistic Skills of Children with Motor Speech Disorders Who Use Augmentative and Alternative Communication.


Behrman A (2017). A Clear Speech Approach to Accent Management.

Brady KW, Duewer N et al (2016). The Effectiveness of a Multimodal Vowel-Targeted Intervention in Accent Modification.


Moon JH, Hong DG et al (2017). Effects of lingual strength training on lingual strength and articulator function in stroke patients with dysarthria. open access

Early Intervention

Breit-Smith A, Olszewski A et al (2017). Sequence text structure intervention during interactive book reading of expository picture books with preschool children with language impairment.


Ţiple C, Drugan T et al (2016). The impact of vocal rehabilitation on quality of life and voice handicap in patients with total laryngectomy. open access

Youth Justice

Snow PC, Woodward MN (2017). Intervening to address communication difficulties in incarcerated youth: A Phase 1 clinical trial.

Happy reading and see you in 2018!

The speechBITE team

The University of Sydney

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