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8:00 am – 5:00 pm

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Vanessa Blouin, B.A., et Manon Robillard, M. Sc. S., Ph. D., membre OAOO

Speech-Language Pathology Communication Health Assistants

Comparaison entre deux approches thérapeutiques en orthophonie : trouble du langage

Auteures : Vanessa Blouin, B.A., Université Laurentienne, Sudbury, ON; Manon Robillard, M. Sc. S., Ph. D., membre OAOO, Université Laurentienne, Sudbury, ON; Chantal Mayer-Crittenden, Ph. D., membre OAOO, Université Laurentienne, Sudbury, ON

Intermédiaire: Cette étude visait à évaluer l’efficacité de deux types de thérapies; soit une thérapie combinée  cognitive non linguistique et linguistique, soit une thérapie linguistique traditionnelle pour l’intervention auprès d’enfants bilingues qui ont un trouble primaire du langage.

Groupe d’âge : scolaire

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8:00 am – 5:00 pm
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Madeleine Welsh

Speech-Language Pathology

Comparison of University Students With a History of Reading Difficulties

Authors: Madeleine Welch, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS; Bradley Bergey, PhD, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS

Introductory: We report on group differences between an overlooked at-risk population of university students who report a history of reading difficulties and their peers who report no history of reading difficulty on non-cognitive factors implicated in retention, including academic motivation, receptivity to support services and general coping.

Age group: Adult

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8:00 am – 5:00 pm
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Leslie Lemarchand

Speech-Language Pathology

Développement du comportement alimentaire chez l’enfant de 0 à 2 ans

Auteures : Leslie Lemarchand, Université de Montréal, Montreal, QC; Andrea MacLeod, Ph. D., Université de Montréal, Montreal, QC; Mélanie Canault, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, France; Sophie Kern, Laboratoire Dynamique Du Langage (UMR 5596- CNRS Université Lyon 2), France

Intermédiaire: S’alimenter est une activité complexe et multifactorielle qui évolue de façon importante au début de la vie. Cette étude vise à créer une échelle du développement du comportement alimentaire chez l’enfant français entre 0 et 2 ans grâce à un questionnaire diffusé à grande échelle.

Groupe d’âge : préscolaire

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8:00 am – 5:00 pm
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Angela Burda, PhD

Speech-Language Pathology

Does APT Performance Predict Executive Test Function Performance in Adults?

Authors: Angela Burda, PhD, CCC-SLP, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA; Dree Brakke, B.A., University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls; McKenzie Bruch, B.A., University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls; Emily Deters, B.A., University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls; Paige Suwanski, B.A., University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls

Intermediate: Forty young and old adults completed the Attention Process Training Test (APT), Behavioural Assessment of Dysexecutive Syndrome (BADS) and Functional Assessment of Verbal Reasoning and Executive Strategies (FAVRES). The APT Selective Attention subtest predicted older adults’ scores for several BADS subtests. The APT predicted few FAVRES subtest scores.

Age groups: Adult, Geriatric

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8:00 am – 5:00 pm
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Angela Burda, PhD

Speech-Language Pathology

Effectiveness of Name That! PCA App in Persons with Aphasia

Authors: Angela Burda, PhD, CCC-SLP, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA; Cathy Dykeman, B.A., University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls; Bailey Knudson, B.A., University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls; Jess Reuter, B.A., University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls; B.A., Jenna Shirley, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls; Olivia Wolf, B.A., University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls;

Intermediate: The Name That! PCA app uses phonological component analysis to target naming deficits, a challenge in persons with aphasia. Name That! PCA includes several items in various categories (e.g., food, animals). Effectiveness of this app was investigated in two adults with aphasia. Results indicate an improvement in naming accuracy.

Age groups: Adult, Geriatric

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8:00 am – 5:00 pm
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Josée Mainguy, B. Sc. S. (orthophonie)

Speech-Language Pathology Communication Health Assistants

Erreurs articulatoires chez les enfants de la maternelle (contexte minoritaire)

Auteure : Josée Mainguy, B. Sc. S. (orthophonie), Université Laurentienne, Sudbury, ON

Intermédiaire : Cette étude offre une hiérarchie d’acquisition des consonnes et des groupes consonantiques en position initiale pour les enfants francophones qui fréquentent la maternelle provenant d’un contexte linguistique minoritaire.

Groupe d’âge : préscolaire

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8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Maxine Bélanger et Michèle Minor-Corriveau, Ph. D., membre OAOO

Speech-Language Pathology Communication Health Assistants

Les erreurs d’orthographe produites par les élèves franco-ontariens

Auteures : Maxine Belanger, Université Laurentienne, Sudbury, ON; Michèle Minor-Corriveau, Ph. D., membre OAOO, Université Laurentienne, Sudbury, ON

Avancé : Cette étude met en relief les types d’erreurs d’orthographe produites par les élèves franco-ontariens (minorité linguistique) en 2e, 5e et 7e année. Les données présentées détermineront la moyenne pour sept différents types d’erreurs d’orthographe. Ces moyennes seront comparées à celles obtenues auprès d’élèves de France (majorité linguistique).

Groupe d’âge : scolaire

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8:00 am – 5:00 pm
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Mireille Maillet, B.A.

Speech-Language Pathology Communication Health Assistants

Étude sur le développement du langage en contexte linguistique minoritaire

Auteure: Mireille Maillet, B.A., Université Laurentienne, Sudbury, ON

Intermédiaire : Cette étude vise à déterminer si la normalisation d’outils d’évaluation en orthophonie développés en contexte majoritaire est nécessaire afin d’évaluer les enfants en contexte minoritaire. L’étude néo-brunswickoise réitère deux recherches (Mayer-Crittenden et al., 2014) (Thordardottir et al., 2010).

Groupes d’âge : préscolaire, scolaire

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8:00 am – 5:00 pm

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Manon Robillard, M. Sc. S., Ph. D., membre OAOO, et Stéphanie Beaulieu

Speech-Language Pathology Communication Health Assistants

Groupement du vocabulaire de base pour les jeunes enfants francophones

Auteures: Manon Robillard, M. Sc. S., Ph. D., membre OAOO, Université Laurentienne, Sudbury, ON; Stéphanie Beaulieu, Université Laurentienne, Sudbury, ON

Introductif : La communication est un acte complexe qui pourrait nécessiter beaucoup de temps et d’énergie. Cette recherche étudie une façon de simplifier cette lourde tâche, en créant une liste de groupement du vocabulaire de base pour programmer les systèmes de suppléance à la communication.

Groupe d’âge : scolaire

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8:00 am – 5:00 pm
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Leela Pendse Shaw

Speech-Language Pathology Communication Health Assistants

How Children Transfer Knowledge from Reading to Spelling Novel Words

Authors: Leela Pendse Shaw, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS; Catherine Mimeau, PhD, Language & Literacy Lab, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS; Hélène Deacon, B.Sc., PhD, PDF, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS

Intermediate: This study investigates how children best learn to spell novel words when reading stories. We separate the effects of meaningful relatedness and word diversity which have previously been confounded. Our findings will contribute to developing effective strategies to support children with reading difficulties.

Age group: School-Aged

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8:00 am – 5:00 pm
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Janine Fitzpatrick

Communication Health Assistants

How Does Working Memory Affect Conversation Ability in Older Adults?

Authors: Janine Fitzpatrick, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS; Janet Ingles, B.A., PhD, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS; Gail Eskes, PhD, R. Psych., Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS

Introductory: This study investigates the relationship between three subtypes of linguistic working memory (phonological, semantic and syntactic) and performance on the Discourse Comprehension Test in older adults. Our study may have implications for the design of specific cognitive interventions for individuals with aphasia.

Age groups: Adult, Geriatric

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8:00 am – 5:00 pm
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Bonita Squires, M.Sc., S-LP(C)

Speech-Language Pathology

Language, Literacy and Classroom Participation of Students who are DHH

Author: Bonita Squires, MSc, S-LP(C), Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS

Introductory: All students who are deaf or hard of hearing in the Atlantic provinces are being educated in inclusive settings. This study was the first to assess receptive signed and spoken language abilities and to explore relationships between language ability and self-reported classroom participation in this population.

Age group: School-Aged

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8:00 am – 5:00 pm
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Kira Sklar

Communication Health Assistants Speech-Language Pathology

Learning to Spell: Frequency-Based Versus Rule-Based Learning

Authors: Kira Sklar, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS; Catherine Mimeau, PhD, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS; Hélène Deacon, B.Sc., PhD, PDF, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS

Introductory: Previous research has shown that when people abstract known spelling rules to new words, they employ general frequency-based mechanisms instead of specific rule-based mechanisms. The objective of this study is to determine which mechanism(s) people use when learning new spelling rules. Our findings will help improve teaching strategies for spelling.

Age groups: School-Aged, Adult

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8:00 am – 5:00 pm
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Jennifer Hard, M.H.Sc., S-LP(C)

Speech-Language Pathology Communication Health Assistants

Measuring SSD Treatment Change and Generalization: Probe Word List Development

Authors: Jennifer Hard, M.H.Sc., S-LP(C), Erinoakkids Centre for Treatment and Development, Burlington, ON; Aravind Namasivayam, PhD, S-LP(C), University of Toronto, Toronto, ON

Intermediate: This poster describes the development of a criterion-based probe word list for use with preschoolers with articulation and phonological disorders. This tool will be motorically and linguistically balanced to minimize confounds and can be administered before and after treatment in order to measure treatment change and generalization.

Age group: Pre-School

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8:00 am – 5:00 pm
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Sara Piché

Speech-Language Pathology Communication Health Assistants

Non-word Repetition: Identifying Language Impairment in Francophone and Bilingual Children

Author: Sara Piché, Laurentian University, Sudbury, ON

Intermediate: The purpose of the study was to identify language impairment in bilingual children using non-word repetition tasks. The framework was inspired by a combination of previous studies. The results gave important insight when using non-word repetition tasks as clinical markers for identifying specific language impairment in bilingual children.

Age groups: Pre-School, School-Aged

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8:00 am – 5:00 pm
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Elizabeth Kay-Raining Bird, PhD, CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathology

Participation of Children with Developmental Disabilities in French Immersion

Authors: Lauren Morrissey, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS; Halley Bailey, Dalhousie University, Jenna Henry, Halifax, NS; Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS; Elizabeth Kay Raining-Bird, PhD, CCC-SL,P Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS; Patricia Cleave, PhD, S-LP(C), Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS

Introductory: A thematic analysis of 15 key informant interviews was conducted to investigate inclusion and exclusion of children with developmental disabilities (DD) in French immersion programs in Nova Scotia.  Findings indicated negative beliefs and lack of support influenced enrollment of children with DD in French immersion programs.

Age groups:Pre-School, School-Aged

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8:00 am – 5:00 pm
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Nadine Couture et Shanie Montpetit-Leduc

Speech-Language Pathology

Performance de 50 francophones de Montréal et l'Outaouais au BNT

Auteures : Nadine Couture, Université d’Ottawa, Ottawa, ON; Shanie Montpetit-Leduc, Université d’Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Patricia Roberts, Ph. D., Université d’Ottawa, Ottawa, ON

Intermédiaire : On présente la performance de 50 adultes francophones (de 21 à 63 ans) au Boston Naming Test (Groupes 1 Montréal; 2 Gatineau-Ottawa). On propose un nouvel ordre, conforme au niveau de difficulté des items en français.  Des stimuli appropriés pour remplacer les items les plus problématiques sont présentés.

Groupe d’âge : adulte, geriatrie

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8:00 am – 5:00 pm
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Danielle Huot

Speech-Language Pathology

Performance des habiletés orthographiques des étudiants francophones universitaires en Ontario

Auteure : Danielle Huot, Université Laurentienne, Sudbury, ON

Introductif : Des études ont montré l’impact d’une situation minoritaire sur les habiletés de langage écrit.  La présente étude démontre l’importance d’un outil d’évaluation d’orthographe normalisée pour les francophones en situation minoritaire.

Groupes d’âge : adulte, geriatrie

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8:00 am – 5:00 pm
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Aravind Namasivayam, PhD, S-LP(C)

Speech-Language Pathology

Phonological Process Errors Following Motor Speech Treatment in Childhood Apraxia

Authors: Aravind Namasivayam, PhD, S-LP(C), University of Toronto, Toronto, ON; Alexandra Korzeczek, M.A., Universitaet Bielefeld, Germany; Vina Law, B.Sc.(Hons), University of Toronto, Toronto, ON; Margit Pukonen, M.H.Sc., S-LP(C), Reg. CASLPO, The Speech and Stuttering Institute, Toronto, ON; Debra Goshulak, M.H.Sc, , S-LP(C), Reg. CASLPO, The Speech and Stuttering Institute, Toronto, ON; Pascal Van Lieshout, PhD, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON

Advanced: This multiple case study discusses a positive influence of speech motor treatment on phonological process errors in children with childhood apraxia of speech (CAS). Results indicate that depending on the individual’s speech motor goals, compatible phonological process errors were systematically influenced.

Age group: Pre-School

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8:00 am – 5:00 pm
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Catherine Julien, M. Sc.

Speech-Language Pathology

Rôle des services de garde éducatifs dans le développement langagier

Auteures : Catherine Julien, M. Sc., Université Laval & Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Rehabilitation and Social Integration, Québec City, QC; Audette Sylvestre, Ph. D., Université Laval, Québec City, QC; Caroline Bouchard, Ph. D., Université Laval, Québec City, QC

Introductif : Le rôle des services de garde éducatifs sur le développement langagier d’enfants négligés de 4 ans est étudié selon quatre indicateurs : la qualité du milieu, la quantité (durée et intensité) de l’expérience de garde, ainsi que le type de milieu de garde.

Groupe d’âge : préscolaire

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8:00 am – 5:00 pm
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Wenonah Campbell, PhD, S-LP(C), CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathology Communication Health Assistants

School-Based Speech-Language Pathologists’ Perspectives of Response to Intervention

Authors: Wenonah Campbell, PhD, S-LP(C), CCC-SLP, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON; Robin Gaines, PhD, S-LP(C), CCC-SLP, Reg. CASLPO, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute, Ottawa, ON; Enid Selkirk, M.Sc., McMaster University, Hamilton, ON

Intermediate: Tiered approaches to service delivery, such as Response to Intervention (RTI), suggest an expanded role for school-based speech-language pathologists (S-LPs). We surveyed 91 clinicians about their experiences with RTI. Respondents reported facing several barriers. Systemic change to school-based practice may be necessary before many S-LPs can implement RTI.

Age group: School-Aged

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8:00 am – 5:00 pm
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Aravind Namasivayam, PhD, S-LP(C)

Speech-Language Pathology

Sensitivity of Probe Word Scoring Procedures

Authors: Aravind Namasivayam, PhD, S-LP(C), University of Toronto, Toronto, ON; Vina Law, B.Sc.(Hons), University of Toronto, Toronto, ON; Anna Huynh, B.Sc.(Hons), University of Toronto, Toronto, ON; Francesca Granata, B.Sc.(Hons), University of Toronto, Toronto, ON; Deborah Hayden, M.A., The PROMPT Institute, Santa Fe, NM

Advanced: We compare three probe-word scoring systems (PWSS) to assess degree of change in speech production of a child with speech sound disorders following speech-motor intervention. Despite a clinically relevant change in articulation and functional communication scores, none of the PWSS procedures tested were able to detect this change.

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8:00 am – 5:00 pm
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Anie Coutu

Speech-Language Pathology Communication Health Assistants

Services de soins auxiliaires en français : une validation d'outil

Auteures : Anie Coutu, Université Laurentienne, Sudbury, ON; Chantal Mayer-Crittenden, Ph. D., membre OAOO, Université Laurentienne, Sudbury, ON; Roxanne Bélanger, Ph. D., membre OAOO, Université Laurentienne, Sudbury, ON; Michèle Minor-Corriveau, Ph. D., membre OAOO, Université Laurentienne, Sudbury, ON; Manon Robillard; M. Sc. S., Ph. D., membre OAOO, Université Laurentienne, Sudbury, ON

Intermédiaire: L’accès aux services auxiliaires de la santé en français (SASF) dans les communautés francophones en situation minoritaire (CFSM) est peu connu. Cette étude avait comme objectif de créer et valider un outil mesurant la disponibilité des SASF dans les CFSM du Nord-Est ontarien.

Groupes d’âge: préscolaire, scolaire, adulte, gériatrie

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8:00 am – 5:00 pm
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Deborah Hwa-Froelich, PhD, CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathology

Social Communication Performance in Children Adopted Internationally

Author: Deborah Hwa-Froelich, PhD, CCC-SLP, Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO

Introductory: Children adopted internationally (CAI) demonstrate poorer social communication performance on standardized tests but have not been compared to non-adopted peers. In this study, CAI were compared to U.S. non-adopted peers on false belief tasks, emotion identification of facial expressions and a pragmatic language test. The groups differed on all measures.

Age group: Pre-School

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8:00 am – 5:00 pm
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Alisha Hasan

Speech-Language Pathology Communication Health Assistants

Teaching a Child Functional Communication to Reduce Challenging Behavior

Authors: Alisha Hasan, Fundy Speech Pathology & Psychology Clinic, Saint John, NB; Tosha Ferris, Fundy Speech Pathology & Psychology Clinic, Saint John, NB; Sharon Gainforth, S-LP(C), Fundy Speech Pathology & Psychology Clinic, Saint John, NB

Intermediate: Children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) commonly have deficits in their social-communication skills, which in turn results in some children engaging in high levels of challenging behavior. This research used functional communication training (FCT) to decrease high levels of challenging behaviour in a child with ASD that generalized into a natural school environment.

Age group: Pre-School

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8:00 am – 5:00 pm
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Viviane Grandpierre, M.A.

Audiology Communication Health Assistants

What is Known About Cultural Competence in Audiology: A Scoping Review

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Author: Viviane Grandpierre, M.A., University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON

8:00 am – 5:00 pm
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Salima Suleman, M.Sc., R.SLP, S-LP(C)

Speech-Language Pathology

Working Memory and People With Aphasia: A Preliminary Study of Cognitive Effort

Authors: Salima Suleman, M.Sc., R.SLP, S-LP(C), University of Edmonton, Edmonton, AB; Kaetlyn Dahlke; Allison Lorenz; Nausha Muc; Esther Kim, PhD, University of Edmonton, Edmonton, AB; Renzo Garcia

Intermediate: People with aphasia (PWA) and controls completed a working memory span task while an eye-tracker measured changes in pupil size as a proxy for cognitive effort. The measurement of pupil size is an appropriate measure of cognitive effort, as it bypasses linguistic and motoric deficits PWA may have.

Age groups: Adult, Geriatric

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