Evidence Based Clinical Research

Evidence Based Research for the Management of Communication Disorders in Neurologically Impaired Individuals

Project Introduction

Evidenced Based Clinical Research for:


Apraxia of Speech:

I.  Published Articles:

Wambaugh, J. (2006).Treatment Guidelines for Apraxia of Speech: Lessons for Future Research. Journal of Medical Speech-Language Pathology, 14(4), 317-321. PDF
 
Wambaugh, J., Duffy, J., McNeil, M., Robin, D., & Rogers, M. (2006). Treatment Guidelines for Acquired Apraxia of Speech: A Synthesis and Evaluation of the Evidence. Journal of Medical Speech-Language Pathology, 14(2), xv-xxxiii. Copyright © 2006 Thomson Delmar Learning. Thomson and Delmar Learning are trademarks used herein under license.[1] PDF
 
Wambaugh, J., Duffy, J., McNeil, M., Robin, D., & Rogers, M. (2006). Treatment Guidelines for Acquired Apraxia of Speech: Treatment Descriptions and Recommendations. Journal of Medical Speech-Language Pathology, 14(2), xxxv-lxvii. PDF
 

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Aphasia:

I.  Published Articles:

Beeson, P.M. & Robey, R.R. (2006). Evaluating single-subject treatment research: Lessons learned from the aphasia literature. Neuropsychological Review, 16, 161-169 PDF
 

III.  Supplemental Tables

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Progressive Neurogenic Communication Disorders:

I.  Published Articles:

Zientz, J., Rackley, A., Chapman, S., Hopper, T., Mahendra, N., & Cleary, S. (2007). Evidence-based practice recommendations: Caregiver-administered active cognitive stimulation for individuals with Alzheimer's disease. Journal of Medical Speech-Language Pathology, 15(3), xxvii-xxxiv. PDF
 
Zientz, J., Rackley, A., Chapman, S., Hopper, T., Mahendra, N., Kim, E., & Cleary, S. (2007). Evidence-based practice recommendations: Educating caregivers on Alzheimer’s disease and training communication strategies. Journal of Medical Speech-Language Pathology, 15(1),  pp. liii-lxiv. PDF
 
Bayles, K., Kim, E., Chapman, S., Zientz, J., A., Rackley, A., Mahendra, N., Hopper, T., & Cleary S. (2006). Evidence-based practice recommendations for working with individuals with dementia: Simulated presence therapy. Journal of Medical Speech-Language Pathology, 14(3),  xiii-xxi. PDF
 
Kim, E., Cleary, S., Hopper, T., Bayles, K., Mahendra, N., Azuma, T., & Rackley, A. (2006). Evidence-based practice recommendations for working with individuals with dementia: Group reminiscence therapy. Journal of Medical Speech-Language Pathology, 14(3), xxiii-xxxiv. PDF
 
Mahendra, N., Kim, E., Bayles, K., Hopper, T., & Azuma, T. (2006) Evidence-based practice recommendations for working with individuals with dementia: Computer-assisted cognitive interventions (CACIs). Journal of Medical Speech-Language Pathology, 13(4), xxxv-xliv. PDF
 
Mahendra, N., Hopper, T., Bayles, K., Azuma, T., Cleary S., & Kim E. (2006). Evidence-based practice recommendations for working with individuals with dementia: Montessori-based interventions. Journal of Medical Speech-Language Pathology, 14(1),  xv-xxv. PDF
 
Hopper, T., Mahendra, N., Kim, E., Azuma, T., Bayles, K., Cleary, S., & Tomoeda, C. (2005). Evidence-based practice recommendations for working with individuals with dementia: Spaced-retrieval training. Journal of Medical Speech-Language Pathology, 13(4),  xxvii-xxxiv. PDF
 

II.  Technical Reports

  1. Spaced-Retrieval Training
    1. Evidence Table

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Dysarthria:

I.  Published Articles:

Hanson, E., Yorkston, K. M., & Britton, D. (2011). Dysarthria in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: A systematic review of characteristics, speech treatment and AAC options. Journal of Medical Speech-Language Pathology, 19(3), 12-30. PDF
 
Yorkston, K. M., Hakel, M., Beukelman, D. R., & Fager, S. (2007). Evidence for effectiveness of treatment of loudness, rate or prosody in dysarthria: A systematic review. Journal of Medical Speech-Language Pathology, 15(2), xi-xxxvi. PDF
 
Baylor, C., Yorkston, K. M., Eadie, T. L., Strand, E. A., & Duffy, J. (2006). A systematic review of outcome measurement in unilateral vocal fold paralysis. Journal of Medical Speech-Language Pathology, 14(1), xxvii-lvii.
 
Hanson, E., Yorkston, K., & Beukelman, D. (2004). Speech supplementation techniques for dysarthria: A systematic review. Journal of Medical Speech-Language Pathology, 12(2), ix-xxix. PDF
 
Duffy, J. R., & Yorkston, K. M. (2003). Medical interventions for spasmodic dysphonia and some related conditions: A systematic review. Journal of Medical Speech-Language Pathology, 11(4), ix-iviii. PDF
 
Spencer, K., Yorkston, K., & Duffy, J. (2003). Behavioral management of respiratory/phonatory dysfunction from dysarthria: A flowchart for guidance in clinical decision making. Journal of Medical Speech-Language Pathology, (11)2, xxxix-lxi. PDF
 
Yorkston, K. M., Spencer, K. A., & Duffy, J. R. (2003). Behavioral management of respiratory/phonatory dysfunction from dysarthria: A systematic review of the evidence. Journal of Medical Speech-Language Pathology, 11(2), xiii-xxxviii. PDF
 
Yorkston, K. M., Spencer, K. A., Duffy, J. R., Beukelman, D.R., Golper, L. A., Miller, R. M., et al. (2001). Evidence-based medicine and practice guidelines: Application to the field of Speech-Language Pathology. Journal of Medical Speech-Language Pathology, 9(4), 243-256. PDF
 
Yorkston, K. M., Spencer, K. A., Duffy, J. R., Beukelman, D.R., Golper, L. A., Miller, R. M., Strand, E. A., & Sullivan, M. (2001). Evidence-based practice guidelines for dysarthria: Management of velopharyngeal function. Journal of Medical Speech-Language Pathology, 9(4), 257-273. PDF
 

II.  Technical Reports

  1. Velopharyngeal Evidence Based Practice Guidelines
    1. Tables
  2. Medical Interventions for Spasmodic Dysphonia & Some Related Conditions:  A Systematic Review
    1. Tables
  3. Evidence for the Behavioral Management of the  Respiratory/Phonatory System
    1. Tables
  4. Speech Supplementation Techniques for Dysarthria:  A Systematic Review
    1. Tables

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Traumatic Brain Injury

I.  Published Articles:

O’Neil-Pirozzi, TM, Kennedy MRT, Sohlberg MM. Evidence-based practice for the use of internal strategies as a memory compensation technique after brain injury: A systematic review. Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation,15:32-42, 2015. PMID: 26291635
 
MacDonald, S., & Wiseman-Hakes, C. (2010). Knowledge translation in ABI rehabilitation: A model for consolidating and applying the evidence for cognitive-communication interventions. Brain Injury, 24(3), 486–508. PDF
 
Wiseman-Hakes, C, MacDonald, S., & Keightley, M. (2010). Perspectives on evidence based practice in ABI rehabilitation. “Relevant Research”: Who decides? NeuroRehabilitation, 26(4), 355–368. PDF
 
Ehlardt, L., Sohlberg, M. M., Kennedy, M. R. T., Coelho, C., Turkstra, L., Ylvisaker, M., & Yorkston, K. (2008). Evidence-based practice guidelines for instructing individuals with acquired memory impairments: What have we learned in the past twenty years? Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, 18(3), 300-342 PDF
 
Kennedy, M. R. T., Coelho, C., Turkstra, L., Ylvisaker, M., Sohlberg, M. M., Yorkston, K., Chiou, H. H. & Kan, P. F. (2008). Intervention for executive functions after traumatic brain injury: A systematic review, meta-analysis and clinical recommendations. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, 18(3), 257-299. PDF
 
Table of Evidence for Kennedy et al, (2008). PDF
 
Sohlberg, M. M., Kennedy, M. R. T., Avery, J., Coelho, C., Turkstra, L., Ylvisaker, M., & Yorkston, K. (2007). Evidence based practice for the use of external aids as a memory rehabilitation technique. Journal of Medical Speech Pathology, 15(1), xv-li. PDF
 
Ylvisaker, M., Turkstra, L., Coelho, C., Yorkston, K., Kennedy, M., Sohlberg, M, & Avery, J. (2007). Behavioural interventions for children and adults with behaviour disorders after TBI: A systematic review of the evidence. Brain Injury, 21(8): 769–805. PDF
 
Kennedy, M. R. T., & Tursktra, L. (2006). Group intervention studies in the cognitive rehabilitation of individuals with traumatic brain injury: Challenges faced by researchers. Neuropsychology Review, 16(4), 151-159. PDF
 
Coelho, C., Ylvisaker, M., & Turkstra, L. (2005). Nonstandardized assessment approaches for individuals with traumatic brain injuries. Seminars in Speech & Language, 26(4), 223-41. PDF
 
Kennedy, M. R. T. & Coelho, C. (2005). Self-regulation after traumatic brain injury: A framework for intervention of memory and problem solving. Seminars in Speech and Language, 26(4), 242-255. PDF
 
Sohlberg, M.M., Ehlardt, L., & Kennedy, M. (2005). Instructional techniques in cognitive rehabilitation: A preliminary report. Seminars in Speech and Language, 26(4), 268-279. PDF
 
Turkstra, L., Ylvisaker, M., Coelho, C., Kennedy, M., Sohlberg, M. M., & Avery, J. (2005). Practice guidelines for standardized assessment for persons with traumatic brain injury. Journal of Medical Speech-Language Pathology, 13(2), ix-xxxviii. PDF
 
Turkstra, L., Ylvisaker, M., & Coelho, C. (2005). The use of standardized tests for individuals with cognitive-communication disorders. Seminars in Speech & Language, 26(4), 215-222. PDF
 
Ylvisaker, M., Turkstra, L., & Coelho, C. (2005) Behavioral and social interventions for individuals with traumatic brain injury: a summary of the research with clinical implications. Seminars in Speech & Language, 26(4), 256-267. PDF
 
Sohlberg, M., Avery, J., Kennedy, M. R. T., Coelho, C., Ylvisaker, M., Turkstra, L., & Yorkston, K.  (2003). Practice guidelines for direct attention training. Journal of Medical Speech-Language Pathology, 11(3), xix-xxxix. PDF
 
Kennedy, M. R., Avery, J., Coelho, C., Sohlberg, M., Turkstra, L., & Ylvisaker, M. (2002). Evidence-based practice guidelines for cognitive-communication disorders after traumatic brain injury: Initial committee report. Journal of Medical Speech-Language Pathology, 10(2), ix-xiii. PDF
 
Ylvisaker, M., Coelho, C., Kennedy, M., Sohlberg, M., Turkstra, M., Avery, J., & Yorkston, K. (2002). Reflections on evidence-based practice and rational clinical decision making. Journal of Medical Speech-Language Pathology, 10(3), xxv-xxxiii. PDF
 

II. Technical Report

      1. Standardized Assessment for Persons with Traumatic Brain Injury: Technical Report
         
        Table 1. Results of survey in Appendix A. Standardized tests recommended by speech-language pathologists (n = 30) and rationale for their use.
         
        Table 2. Test publishers’ and distributors’ test recommendations for speech-language pathologists evaluating cognitive-communication disorders in persons with TBI.\
         
        Table 3. Review of all tests recommended by publishing companies, distributors or speech language pathologists.
         
        Table 4. Detailed review of tests that include traumatic brain injury in the test purpose, applications, or standardization sample.
         
        Table 5. Summary of tests and criteria.

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Development of Evidence-Based Research: Committee Update:

Full text article from Journal of Medical Speech-Language Pathology

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