Newsletter - August 2021

Hi there,

Welcome to the August speechBITE newsletter! In this edition, we are updating you on the latest intervention research that has recently been added to speechBITE. The papers included in this edition cover interventions for paediatric language and literacy; adult language; paediatric and adult speech; AAC; voice; and dysphagia. Eight of the papers are open access.

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Latest publications

Paediatric language and literacy

Georgiou GK, Savage R, et al (2021) Examining the Effects of Structured Word Inquiry on the Reading and Spelling Skills of Persistently Poor Grade 3 Readers OPEN ACCESS

Kumas OA (2021) The Effects of Environmental Writing Intervention on Early Literacy Skills of Pre-School Children at Risk OPEN ACCESS

Rinaldi S, Caselli MC, et al (2021) Efficacy of the treatment of developmental language disorder: A systematic review OPEN ACCESS

Adult language

Hilari K, Behn N, et al (2021) Supporting wellbeing through peer-befriending (SUPERB) for people with aphasia: A feasibility randomised controlled trial OPEN ACCESS

Nealon KC, Edmonds LA (2021) Effects of Verb Network Strengthening Treatment on Sound-Level and Speech Production Errors in Individuals With Aphasia and Acquired Apraxia of Speech

Santos AED, Pedrao LJ, et al (2021) Effectiveness of the speech language intervention on the communicative behavior in groups of individuals diagnosed with schizophrenia OPEN ACCESS

Silva MCSC, Almeida BPB, et al (2021) Use of an app as a complementary strategy to speech-language therapy in a case of cognitive-communication disorder OPEN ACCESS

Paediatric speech

Beiting M, Maas E (2021) Autism-Centered Therapy for Childhood Apraxia of Speech (ACT4CAS): A Single-Case Experimental Design Study

Moya-Gale G, Keller B, et al (2021) Speech Treatment Effects on Narrative Intelligibility in French-Speaking Children With Dysarthria

Adult speech

Brabenec L, Klobusiakova P, et al (2021) Non-invasive brain stimulation for speech in Parkinson's disease: A randomized controlled trial OPEN ACCESS


Langarika-Rocafort A, Mondragon NI, et al (2021) A Systematic Review of Research on Augmentative and Alternative Communication Interventions for Children Aged 6-10 in the Last Decade

Meinzen-Derr J, Sheldon R, et al (2021) A Technology-Assisted Language Intervention for Children Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing: A Randomized Clinical Trial


Faham M, Ahmadi A, et al (2021) Quality of Life After Botulinum Toxin Injection in Patients With Adductor Spasmodic Dysphonia; a Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

Tawfik GM, Makram OM, et al (2021) Voice Rehabilitation by Voice Prostheses After Total Laryngectomy: A Systematic Review and Network Meta-Analysis for 11,918 Patients


Park JS, Hwang NK (2021) Chin tuck against resistance exercise for dysphagia rehabilitation: A systematic review


Archer SK, Iezzi CM, et al (2021) Swallowing and Voice Outcomes in Patients Hospitalized With COVID-19: An Observational Cohort Study OPEN ACCESS

Happy Reading!

The speechBITE team

The University of Sydney

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