Newsletter - May 2016

Hi there,

Welcome to the May edition of the speechBITE newsletter! This month we are updating you on papers recently added to speechBITE.

You may be interested in a recent podcast from the Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences (ANCDS) in which the speechBITE founder Professor Leanne Togher talks about speechBITE and challenges to evidence-based practice, you can listen to the podcast here.

Latest publications

Early Intervention

Bagner DM, Garcia D et al (2016). Direct and Indirect Effects of Behavioral Parent Training on Infant Language Production.

Nair MKC, Mini AO et al (2014). CDC Kerala 7: Effect of Early Language Intervention Among Children 0–3 y with Speech and Language Delay.

Mental Health

Joyal M, Bonneau A et al (2016). Speech and language therapies to improve pragmatics and discourse skills in patients with schizophrenia.


Beeke S, Johnson F et al (2014). Enabling better conversations between a man with aphasia and his conversation partner: Incorporating writing into turn taking. open access

Eriksson K, Forsgren E et al (2016). Communication partner training of enrolled nurses working in nursing homes with people with communication disorders caused by stroke or Parkinson's disease.

Hebert D, Lindsay MP et al (2016). Canadian stroke best practice recommendations: Stroke rehabilitation practice guidelines, update 2015.


Vilardell N, Rofes L et al (2016). A Comparative Study Between Modified Starch and Xanthan Gum Thickeners in Post-Stroke Oropharyngeal Dysphagia.

Park JS, Oh DH et al (2016). Effects of expiratory muscle strength training on oropharyngeal dysphagia in subacute stroke patients: a randomised controlled trial.

Cleft Palate

Luyten A, Bettens K et al (2016). Short-term effect of short, intensive speech therapy on articulation and resonance in Ugandan patients with cleft (lip and) palate.

Roxburgh Z, Cleland J et al (2016). Multiple phonetically trained-listener comparisons of speech before and after articulatory intervention in two children with repaired submucous cleft palate.


Baxter S, Johnson M et al (2016). Non-pharmacological treatments for stuttering in children and adults: a systematic review and evaluation of clinical effectiveness, and exploration of barriers to successful outcomes. open access


Pears KC, Healey CV et al (2014). Immediate effects of a program to promote school readiness in low-income children: Results of a pilot study. open access

Walcott CM, Marett K et al (2014). Effectiveness of a computer-assisted intervention for young children with attention and reading problems.

Speech Sound Disorders

Bressmann T, Harper S et al (2016). Perceptual, durational and tongue displacement measures following articulation therapy for rhotic sound errors.

Heng Q, McCabe P et al (2016). Using ultrasound visual feedback to remediate velar fronting in preschool children: A pilot study.

Catch up on all the newsletters from 2016 here.

Until next month!

The speechBITE team

The University of Sydney

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