Newsletter - February 2018

Hi there,

Welcome to the February speechBITE newsletter! This month we are updating you on some of the latest research added to speechBITE.

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Latest publications


Zhang J, Yu J et al (2017). Constraint-induced aphasia therapy in post-stroke aphasia rehabilitation: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. open

Meltzer JA, Baird AJ et al (2018). Computer-based treatment of poststroke language disorders: a non-inferiority study of telerehabilitation compared to in-person service delivery.

Marshall RS, Laures-Gore J et al (2018). Brief mindfulness meditation group training in aphasia: exploring attention, language and psychophysiological outcomes.

Laures-Gore J, McCusker T et al (2017). Aphasia rehabilitation during adolescence: a case report.

Duncan SE, Small SL (2017). Imitation-based aphasia therapy increases narrative content: a case series.


Hansen S, Scott J (2018). A Systematic Review of the Autism Research With Children Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing.

Bambara LM, Cole CL et al (2018). Improving the assertive conversational skills of adolescents with autism spectrum disorder in a natural context.

Miller N, Wyatt J et al (2018). Using computer-assisted instruction to increase the eye gaze of children with autism.

Therrien MCS, Light JC (2018). Promoting Peer Interaction for Preschool Children With Complex Communication Needs and Autism Spectrum Disorder.


Quinn S, Swain N (2018). Efficacy of intensive voice feminisation therapy in a transgender young offender.

Casado JC, Rodríguez-Parra MJ et al (2017). Voice feminization in male-to-female transgendered clients after Wendler’s glottoplasty with vs. without voice therapy support.

Early language intervention

Reeves L, Hartshorne M et al (2018). Early talk boost: A targeted intervention for three year old children with delayed language development.

Peredo TN, Zelaya MI et al (2018).Teaching Low-Income Spanish-Speaking Caregivers to Implement EMT en Español With Their Young Children With Language Impairment: A Pilot Study.

Speech sound disorders

Lee SAS (2018). The treatment efficacy of multiple opposition phonological approach via telepractice for two children with severe phonological disorders in rural areas of West Texas in the USA.

van der Merwe A, Steyn M (2018). Model-Driven Treatment of Childhood Apraxia of Speech: Positive Effects of the Speech Motor Learning Approach.


Govender R, Smith CH et al (2017). Swallowing interventions for the treatment of dysphagia after head and neck cancer: a systematic review of behavioural strategies used to promote patient adherence to swallowing exercise. open

Suntrup‐Krueger S, Ringmaier C et al (2018). Randomized trial of transcranial direct current stimulation for poststroke dysphagia.

Parkinson's disease

Moya-Galé G, Goudarzi A et al (2018).The Effects of Intensive Speech Treatment on Conversational Intelligibility in Spanish Speakers With Parkinson's Disease.

Sackley CM, Smith CH et al (2018). Lee Silverman Voice Treatment versus standard speech and language therapy versus control in Parkinson’s disease: a pilot randomised controlled trial (PD COMM pilot). open


Lynch Y, McCleary M et al (2018). Instructional strategies used in direct AAC interventions with children to support graphic symbol learning: A systematic review.

Happy reading!

The speechBITE team

The University of Sydney

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