Newsletter - November 2015

Hi there,

Welcome to the final edition of the speechBITE newsletter for 2015. 

During 2015 we have been pleased to be able to add a whole lot of newly published systematic reviews to the database. To finish off the year, we are sending you a list of some of the many systematic reviews of 2015.

Latest publications

Systematic Reviews from 2015


Blyth KM, McCabe P et al (2015). Speech and swallow rehabilitation following partial glossectomy: A systematic review.

Swan K, Speyer R et al (2015). Living with oropharyngeal dysphagia: effects of bolus modification on health-related quality of life-a systematic review.

Steele CM, Alsanei WA et al (2015). The Influence of Food Texture and Liquid Consistency Modification on Swallowing Physiology and Function: A Systematic Review. open access

Barbon CE, Steele CM (2015). Efficacy of thickened liquids for eliminating aspiration in head and neck cancer: a systematic review.

Yang SN, Pyun S-B et al (2015). Effectiveness of Non-invasive Brain Stimulation in Dysphagia Subsequent to Stroke: A Systemic Review and Meta-analysis.

Interventions for individuals with Autism

Wong C, Odom SL et al (2015). Evidence-Based Practices for Children, Youth, and Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Comprehensive Review.

Bradshaw J, Steiner AM et al (2015). Feasibility and Effectiveness of Very Early Intervention for Infants At-Risk for Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Systematic Review.

Whalon KJ, Conroy MA et al (2015). School-Based Peer-Related Social Competence Interventions for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Meta-Analysis and Descriptive Review of Single Case Research Design Studies.


Otal B, Olma MC et al (2015). Inhibitory non-invasive brain stimulation to homologous language regions as an adjunct to speech and language therapy in post-stroke aphasia: a meta-analysis.  open access

Elsner B, Kugler J et al (2015). Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) for improving aphasia in patients with aphasia after stroke.

Acquired Apraxia

Ballard KJ, Wambaugh JL et al (2015). Treatment for Acquired Apraxia of Speech: A Systematic Review of Intervention Research Between 2004 and 2012.

Paediatric Speech and Language

Lee A S-Y, Gibbon FE (2015). Non-speech oral motor treatment for children with developmental speech sound disorders.

Cleave PL, Becker SD et al (2015).The Efficacy of Recasts in Language Intervention: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.


Patel RR, Venediktov R et al (2015). Evidence-Based Systematic Review: Effects of Speech-Language Pathology Treatment for Individuals With Paradoxical Vocal Fold Motion.

Eastwood C, Madill C et al (2015). The behavioural treatment of muscle tension voice disorders: A systematic review.


Shire SY, Jones N (2015). Communication Partners Supporting Children With Complex Communication Needs Who Use AAC: A Systematic Review.

Roche L, Sigafoos J et al (2015). Microswitch Technology for Enabling Self-Determined Responding in Children with Profound and Multiple Disabilities: A Systematic Review.


Baxter S, Johnson M et al (2015). The state of the art in non-pharmacological interventions for developmental stuttering. Part 1: a systematic review of effectiveness. open access

Wishing you all a wonderful holiday season!

The speechBITE team

The University of Sydney.

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