Newsletter - July 2018

Hi there,

Welcome to the July 2018 newsletter.

In 2006, Speech Pathology Australia gave an initial grant to The University of Sydney to investigate setting up an evidence based website resource for the speech pathology profession. Without hesitation, Kate Smith took on the unimaginable task of determining the scope of speech pathology, creating a curated website, finding and rating the methodological quality of papers, managing marketing and promotion of the website, and training our raters. speechBITE officially launched in May 2008 and now has over 70,000 unique visitors each month from over 100 countries. Kate has worked as the Project Manager over the past decade, and along with the speechBITE team, which includes Tricia McCabe, Natalie Munro, Elizabeth Murray, Emma Power, Liss Brunner, and myself, she has overseen the continued growth and expansion of this international resource. Kate will continue to be closely associated with speechBITE, but following a well-deserved promotion to a senior management position at The University of Sydney, she has stepped down as the Project Manager. We therefore want to take this opportunity to thank her and acknowledge the amazing contribution Kate has made to speechBITE, to our team, and to the profession of speech pathology nationally and internationally. We would also like to welcome Nichola Shelton onto the team, who is working with us to continue the work of speechBITE.

This month we are updating you on all the references recently added to speechBITE.

Professor Leanne Togher, Director, speechBITE.

Latest publications


Adelt A, Hanne S, & Stadie N. (2018). Treatment of sentence comprehension and production in aphasia: is there cross-modal generalisation? Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, 28(6), 937-965.

Marshall J, Devane N, Edmonds L, Talbot R, Wilson S, Woolf C, & Zwart N. (2018). Delivering word retrieval therapies for people with aphasia in a virtual communication environment. Aphasiology, 32(9), 1054-1074.

Mozeiko J, Myers EB, & Coelho CA. (2018). Treatment Response to a Double Administration of Constraint-Induced Language Therapy in Chronic Aphasia. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 61(7), 1664-1690.

Vuksanović J, Milovanović T, Konstantinović L, & Filipović SR. (2018). Effect of type of language therapy on expressive language skills in patients with post-stroke aphasia. International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 53(4), 825-835.

Cognitive Communication

Swan K, Hopper M, Wenke R, Jackson C, Till T, & Conway E. (2018). Speech-Language Pathologist Interventions for Communication in Moderate–Severe Dementia: A Systematic Review. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 27(2), 836-852.


Schwarz M, Ward EC, Ross J, & Semciw A. (2018). Impact of thermo-tactile stimulation on the speed and efficiency of swallowing: a systematic review. International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 53(4), 675-688.

Speech Sound Disorders

Mason KN, Pua E, & Perry JL. (2018). Effect of motor-based speech intervention on articulatory placement in the treatment of a posterior nasal fricative: a preliminary MRI study on a single subject. International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 53(4), 852-863.

Smit AB, Brumbaugh KM, Weltsch B, & Hilgers M. (2018). Treatment of Phonological Disorder: A Feasibility Study With Focus on Outcome Measures. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 27(2), 536-552.

Wren Y, Harding S, Goldbart J, & Roulstone S. (2018). A systematic review and classification of interventions for speech-sound disorder in preschool children. International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 53(3), 446-467.


Brown MI, Westerveld MF, Trembath D, & Gillon GT. (2018). Promoting language and social communication development in babies through an early storybook reading intervention. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 20(3), 337-349.

McMaster KL, Kunkel A, Shin J, Jung P-G, & Lembke E. (2018). Early Writing Intervention: A Best Evidence Synthesis. Journal of Learning Disabilities, 51(4), 363-380.

Childhood Apraxia of Speech

Gomez M, McCabe P, Jakielski K, & Purcell A. (2018). Treating Childhood Apraxia of Speech With the Kaufman Speech to Language Protocol: A Phase I Pilot Study. Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 49(3), 524-536.

Developmental Language Disorder

Wright L, Pring T, & Ebbels S. (2018). Effectiveness of vocabulary intervention for older children with (developmental) language disorder. International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 53(3), 480-494.


O'Neill T, Light J, & Pope L. (2018). Effects of Interventions That Include Aided Augmentative and Alternative Communication Input on the Communication of Individuals With Complex Communication Needs: A Meta-Analysis. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 61(7), 1743-1765.


Sutherland R, Trembath D, & Roberts J. (2018). Telehealth and autism: A systematic search and review of the literature. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 20(3), 324-336.

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