Jeannie van der Linde

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Based on clinical observations, case finding for early communication intervention service delivery in rural areas, such as Ditsobotla sub-district, is limited. The study described the identification process used for infants and young children at risk for communication delay and disorders as part of a proposed incremental implementation of early(More)
The sesquiterpene lactone eupatoriopicrin (EUP) from Eupatorium cannabinum L. has been shown to be cytotoxic in a glutathione (GSH)-dependent way. In order to assess possible DNA damage as a cause for cell death, the study reported was initiated. After 2 hr incubation of Ehrlich ascites tumour cells with EUP, the DNA damage, determined by the use of an(More)
BACKGROUND As a professional voice user, it is imperative that a speech-language pathologist's(SLP) vocal effectiveness remain consistent throughout the day. Many factors may contribute to reduced vocal effectiveness, including prolonged voice use, vocally abusive behaviours,poor vocal hygiene and environmental factors. OBJECTIVES To determine the effect(More)
BACKGROUND Neurogenic stuttering (NS) is the most frequently occurring acquired form of stuttering in children and adults. This form of stuttering is primarily caused by neurological incidents. Owing to controversies with regard to similarities between developmental stuttering (DS) and NS symptomatology, differential diagnosis is problematic. Differential(More)
BACKGROUND Language and communication difficulties of young children with visual impairment (VI) are ascribed to intellectual disability, multiple disabilities and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) rather than their sensory impairment. Consequently, the communication difficulties of children with VI may have been underestimated and undertreated. OBJECTIVES(More)
BACKGROUND For optimal development young children need warm, responsive, enriched and communicative environments for learning social, language, and other skills. Infants and toddlers exposed to psychosocial risk lack enriched environments and may present with communication delays. AIM To investigate the relationship between psychosocial risks and(More)
OBJECTIVES The study aimed to determine the incidence and nature of voice disorders, as reported by ear, nose, and throat specialists (ENTs), in the Gauteng private healthcare context. STUDY DESIGN This is a cross-sectional survey design. METHODS The respondents had to be certified ENTs working in the private healthcare context in Gauteng. The survey(More)
OBJECTIVES The application of systemic hydration as an instrument for optimal voice quality has been a common practice by several professional voice users over the years. Although the physiological action has been determined, the benefits on acoustic and perceptual characteristics are relatively unknown. The present study aimed to determine whether systemic(More)