Audiology and Speech Pathology - Theses
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An investigation of the cognitive-linguistic profile of children with phonological delay and phonological disorder
All children make errors as they learn to talk, and while the vast majority of children spontaneously attain error-free speech within a predictable timeframe, approximately 6% to 10% of children struggle to achieve ...
Preventing hearing injury in the music industry
Sound levels in the live music industry have been demonstrated to reach levels capable of causing harm to the auditory system. The body of work presented here aimed to explore ways in which hearing injury can be prevented ...
The emerging profession of speech therapy in Vietnam through pioneering eyes
Speech therapy is a new and rapidly growing profession in Vietnam, yet factors shaping its development are not well understood. Previous research in Majority World contexts suggests the emergence of rehabilitation professions ...
Going digital: enabling caregivers to optimise the linguistic environment for children with significant hearing loss
Early auditory exposure and linguistic interactions are fundamental in shaping the trajectory of typical language development in hearing children. These early linguistic experiences occur within the context of adult-child ...
Vestibular migraine: a challenging illness to live with and to manage: a qualitative study of patients’ and specialists’ perspectives
Vestibular migraine (VM) is one of the most common causes of recurrent vertigo with significant effects on patients’ health-related quality of life measures and psychological well-being. It is widely accepted that VM is ...
Outcomes for adult cochlear implant recipients with functional pre-operative hearing
BACKGROUND & AIMS: In recent years, the population of persons with hearing loss attending cochlear implant (CI) centres for candidacy discussions has shifted to include those with greater hearing than in the past. Specifically, ...
Development and validation of the short language measure (SLaM): a brief measure of general language ability for children in their first year at school
The identification of children with language difficulties relies on the referral of children to speech-language services. Yet, the referrers of young school-aged children cannot always accurately discriminate those with ...
Patient-centred communication in audiology education: an exploration of perspectives and practice
Patient-centred communication is recognised as the cornerstone to quality healthcare delivery and is associated with positive patient health outcomes. It is a core component of established healthcare disciplines, such as ...
Speech and language phenotyping in children with cleft lip and/or palate and their unaffected relatives
Background: Cleft lip and/or palate (CL/P) is one of the most common birth defects. Non-syndromic CL/Ps make up 70% of cases and are associated with complex phenotypes, challenging accurate clinical diagnosis and ...
Early feeding and communication skills in children born at <30 weeks of gestational age
Introduction Children born preterm are at risk of adverse neurodevelopment, potentially including disordered feeding, voice, speech, and language. The literature lacks an integrated picture of these domains, and predictors ...