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This paper reports on the use of electropalatography (EPG) in the treatment of a patient with severe acquired apraxia of speech. At 2 years post-onset and after a period of conventional speech and language therapy, the patient, AD, presented with severe speech production problems affecting articulation, phonation and resonance. Treatment using EPG is(More)
Two groups of children with contrasting types of developmental language disorder (phonologic-syntactic and semantic-pragmatic) were compared with a group of children with high-level autism and with a control group of normal children on tests of social cognition (theory of mind; social comprehension; and detection of eye direction). The similarly poor(More)
Ovarian cancer is the seventh most common cancer in women and the most frequent cause of gynaecological malignancy-related mortality in women. Currently, no standardized reliable screening test exists. MicroRNA profiling has allowed the identification of signatures associated with diagnosis, prognosis and response to treatment of human tumours. The aim of(More)
Two groups of children with contrasting types of developmental language disorder (phonologic-syntactic and semantic-pragmatic) were compared with a group of children with high-level autism and with a control group of normal children on a broad battery of neuropsychological tests, known to be sensitive to left-right hemisphere damage. Significant differences(More)
  • R Varley
  • 1993
This study quantified the number of deictic forms in the conversational speech of non-brain-damaged control, right hemisphere-damaged, and fluent and non-fluent aphasic subjects. The relationship between use of deictic terms and performance on single-word level lexical tests was examined, together with the number of deictics with increasing clause length.(More)
  • R Varley
  • 1995
The evidence of lexical-semantic deficits following right, non-language-dominant hemisphere injury was assessed using word (or verbal) fluency tests. Two groups of subjects (non-brain-damaged controls and right hemisphere-damaged patients) were indistinguishable in their performances on convergent lexical tasks. Subjects completed verbal fluency tasks by(More)
OBJECTIVE The effectiveness of self-help materials may be constrained by failures to undertake recommended exercises or to deploy the techniques that one has learned at the critical moment. The present randomized controlled trial investigated whether augmenting self-help materials with if-then plans (or implementation intentions) could overcome these(More)
OBJECTIVE Little is known of the degree to which the colon salvages energy through starch fermentation in young children. Using a simulated colonic environment, we aimed to account for the fate of fermented raw and cooked starch in two groups of young children and in adults. DESIGN A slurry was prepared from faecal samples from six infants (7-10 months),(More)
The Wide Field Camera 3 on the Hubble Space Telescope is currently one of the most widely used instruments for observing exoplanetary atmospheres, especially with the use of the spatial scanning technique. An increasing number of exoplanets have been studied using this technique as it enables the observation of bright targets without saturating the(More)
This study was designed to compare the differences in morphology of the mast cells from the adenoid in children with otitis media with effusion (OME) and those from children with recurrent tonsillitis. Tissue for electron microscopy was prepared in the standard manner and between three and 10 blocks were examined for each child. All the mast cells with(More)