Emma Finch

2Steven M McPhail
1Jeffrey Mahoney
1Petrea Cornwell
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BACKGROUND Aphasia is an acquired language disorder that can present a significant barrier to patient involvement in healthcare decisions. Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) are viewed as experts in the field of communication. However, many SLP students do not receive practical training in techniques to communicate with people with aphasia (PWA) until they(More)
BACKGROUND Recent initiatives within an Australia public healthcare service have seen a focus on increasing the research capacity of their workforce. One of the key initiatives involves encouraging clinicians to be research generators rather than solely research consumers. As a result, baseline data of current research capacity are essential to determine(More)
PURPOSE This article describes the effects of a new intensive dysarthria treatment program (Be Clear) on speech intelligibility in adults with dysarthria secondary to stroke and traumatic brain injury. METHOD A small group-repeated measures research design was used to examine the effects of treatment on the speech of 8 participants with nonprogressive(More)
OBJECTIVE While the role of dopamine in modulating executive function, working memory and associative learning has been established; its role in word learning and language processing more generally is not clear. This preliminary study investigated the impact of increased synaptic dopamine levels on new-word learning ability in healthy young adults using an(More)
AIMS To investigate if metacognitive strategy instruction (MSI) improves the receptive language skills of adults with cognitive-communication disorders secondary to acquired brain injury (ABI). RESEARCH DESIGN An ABA intervention programme was implemented with eight adults with ABI, aged 25-70 years. The Measure of Cognitive-Linguistic Abilities (MCLA)(More)
The present study investigated the effect of performing an intentional non-meaningful hand movement on subsequent lexical acquisition and retrieval in healthy adults. Twenty-five right-handed healthy individuals were required to learn the names (2-syllable legal nonwords) for a series of unfamiliar objects. Participants also completed a familiar picture(More)
Discrete Element Modelling (DEM) is a numerical technique that uses a system of interacting discrete bodies to simulate the movement of material being exposed to external forces. This technique is often used to simulate granular systems; however by adding further elements that interconnect the bodies, it can be used to simulate the deformation of a large(More)
Discrete Element Modelling (DEM) is a technique used widely throughout science and engineering. It offers a convenient method with which to numerically simulate a system prone to developing discontinuities within its structure. Often the technique gets overlooked as designing and implementing a model on a scale large enough to be worthwhile can be both time(More)
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