Evidence Based Clinical Research

The ANCDS has developed evidence-based practice guidelines for the treatment of a range of neurologically-based communication disorders.  The citations to this work are found below.  Members can access many of these articles as well as additional research information from the Member Resources page.

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

Project Introduction

Development of Evidence-Based Research: Committee Update

Evidenced Based Clinical Research for:

Articles appearing in JMSLP can be purchased through Plural Publishing.

Apraxia of Speech:

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.
 
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] 
 
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.
 

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Aphasia:

Published Articles:

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

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Progressive Neurogenic Communication Disorders:

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. 
 
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. 
 
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. 
 
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.
 
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. 
 
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. 
 
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. 
 

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Dysarthria:

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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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. 
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 

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Traumatic Brain Injury

Published Articles:

O’Neil-Pirozzi, TM, Kennedy MRT, & Sohlberg MM. (2015). 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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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 neurogenic memory impairments: What have we learned in the past twenty years? Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, 18(3), 300-342.
 
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. 
 
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.
 
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.
 
Coelho, C., Ylvisaker, M., & Turkstra, L. (2005). Nonstandardized assessment approaches for individuals with traumatic brain injuries. Seminars in Speech & Language, 26(4), 223-41.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 

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