May 29, 2020
The timezones for our meeting were:
|Some of the timezones for the APSSLH Meeting (+ New Zealand)|
Dr Ben Pham and Dr Van Tran have Vietnamese as their first langauge and have studied linguistics and phonetics. Kate Margetson and Sharynne McLeod have English as their first language and have studied speech-language pathology. Ben, Van and Kate have lived in Vietnam for different lengths of time, while Sharynne has visited on a number of occasions to teach speech sound disorders to Vietnamese university students. We came to the task with rich and different expertise. It was a fun morning.
|Dr Ben Pham (HNUE, Vietnam), Dr Van Tran, Prof Sharynne McLeod and Kate Margetson (CSU)|
May 28, 2020
- Phạm Thị Vấn: Speech Sound Characteristics of Children With Speech Sound Disorders in Northern Vietnam
- Nguyễn Thị Hằng: Speech Intelligibility of Children with Speech Sound Disorders in Northern Vietnam
May 26, 2020
The NCLD provides access to new release of data for our four longitudinal studies through the Australian Data Archive Dataverse(link is external) platform. Dataverse provides no cost data access and allows authorised data users to download the datasets to their password-protected PC, secure network or approved cloud.Additionally, the Australian Government provides access to national census data.
All four NCLD studies are now available on Dataverse:
- Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey is available at https://dataverse.ada.edu.au/dataverse/hilda
- Growing up in Australia: The Longitudinal Study of Australian Children (LSAC) is available at https://dataverse.ada.edu.au/dataverse/lsac
- Footprints in Time: The Longitudinal Study of Indigenous Children (LSIC) is available at https://dataverse.ada.edu.au/dataverse/lsic
- Building a New Life in Australia (BNLA): The Longitudinal Study of Humanitarian Migrants is available at https://dataverse.ada.edu.au/dataverse/bnla
Researchers from CSU's FOAE who have been publishing research using these studies include: Amy Macdonald, Graham Daniel, Sharynne McLeod, Audrey Wang, Michelle Brown and our HDR students and colleagues. Here are some of our papers:
- Blake, H. L., Bennetts Kneebone, L., & McLeod, S. (2017). The impact of oral English proficiency on humanitarian migrants’ experiences of settling in Australia. International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, Advance online publication. doi:10.1080/13670050.2017.1294557
- Blake, H. L., McLeod, S., Verdon, S., & Fuller, G. (2018). The relationship between spoken English proficiency and participation in higher education, employment and income from two Australian censuses. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 20(2), 202-215. doi:10.1080/17549507.2016.1229031
- Brown, M. I., Wang, C., & McLeod, S. (2019). Reading with 1-2 year olds impacts later academic achievement at 8-11 years. Manuscript in submission.
- Harrison, L. J., & McLeod, S. (2010). Risk and protective factors associated with speech and language impairment in a nationally representative sample of 4- to 5-year-old children. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 53(2), 508-529. doi:10.1044/1092-4388(2009/08-0086
- Harrison, L. J., McLeod, S., Berthelsen, D., & Walker, S. (2009). Literacy, numeracy, and learning in school-aged children identified as having speech and language impairment in early childhood. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 11(5), 392-403. doi:10.1080/17549500903093749
- McCormack, J., Harrison, L. J., McLeod, S., & McAllister, L. (2011). A nationally representative study of the association between communication impairment at 4-5 years and children's life activities at 7-9 years. Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research, 54(5), 1328-1348. doi:10.1044/1092-4388(2011/10-0155
- McLeod, S. (2011). Cultural and linguistic diversity in Australian 4- to 5-year-old children and their parents. ACQuiring Knowledge in Speech, Language, and Hearing, 13(3), 112-119.
- McLeod, S., & Harrison, L. J. (2009). Epidemiology of speech and language impairment in a nationally representative sample of 4- to 5-year-old children. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 52(5), 1213-1229. doi:10.1044/1092-4388(2009/08-0085)
- McLeod, S., & Verdon, S. (2015). Longitudinal patterns of language use, diversity, support, and competence. In Department of Social Services. (Ed.), Footprints in Time: The Longitudinal Study of Indigenous Children. Report from Wave 5 (pp. 66-70). Canberra, Australia: Commonwealth of Australia.
- McLeod, S., Harrison, L. J., & Wang, C. (2019). A longitudinal population study of literacy and numeracy outcomes for children identified with speech, language, and communication needs in early childhood. Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 47, 507-517. doi:10.1016/j.ecresq.2018.07.004
- McLeod, S., Harrison, L. J., Whiteford, C., & Walker, S. (2016). Multilingualism and speech-language competence in early childhood: Impact on academic and social-emotional outcomes at school. Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 34, 53-66. doi:10.1016/j.ecresq.2015.08.005
- McLeod, S., Verdon, S., & Bennetts Kneebone, L. (2014). Celebrating young Indigenous Australian children's speech and language competence. Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 29(2), 118-131. doi:10.1016/j.ecresq.2013.11.003
- Shahaeian, A., Wang, C., Tucker-Drob, E., Geiger, V., Bus, A. G., & Harrison, L. J. (2018). Early shared reading, socioeconomic status, and children’s cognitive and school competencies: Six years of longitudinal evidence. Scientific Studies of Reading, 22(6), 485-502. doi:10.1080/10888438.2018.1482901
- Verdon, S., & McLeod, S. (2015). Indigenous language learning and maintenance among young Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children. International Journal of Early Childhood, 47(1), 153-170. doi:10.1007/s13158-015-0131-3
- Verdon, S., McLeod, S., & Winsler, A. (2014a). Linguistic diversity among Australian children in the first 5 years of life. Speech, Language and Hearing, 17(4), 196–203. doi:10.1179/2050572814Y.0000000038
- Verdon, S., McLeod, S., & Winsler, A. (2014b). Language maintenance and loss in a population study of young Australian children. Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 29, 168-181. doi:10.1016/j.ecresq.2013.12.003
- Wang, C., Harrison, L. J., McLeod, S., Walker, S., & Spilt, J. L. (2018). Can teacher–child relationships support human rights to freedom of opinion and expression, education and participation? International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 20(1), 133-141. doi:10.1080/17549507.2018.1408855
So far, in 2020 I have undertaken (or am in the process of finalising) a number of reviews, including for:
• Australian Research Council (Future Fellowship, Discovery, DECRA)
• Speech Pathology Australia
• Charles Sturt University - Faculty of Arts and Education
• Folia Phoniatrica et Logopedia
• Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics
• International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology
• Language and Speech
• International Journal of Early Childhood
• Speech, Language, Hearing
• World Health Organization (ICF2020)
May 25, 2020
Congratulations also goes to:
- Cathy Clark - Service to the Association Award
- Dr Robyn O'Halloran - Elinor Wray Award
- Jennifer Peach - Elinor Wray Award
- Dr Hilary Johnson - Life Member
- Prof Pamela Snow - Life Member
May 20, 2020
Today I attended the Faculty of Arts and Education Research and Graduate Studies Committe and Prof. Jason White from the Research Office celebrated our Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings regarding our alignment with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). CSU achieved a total score of 87/100. We were ranked 61 of 766 institutions and participated in 12/17 SDGs. Our top ranked SDG was SDG10 Reduced Inequalities where we were 4th in the world.
- SDG4 - Education - 36th in the world
- SDG 5- Gender - 6th in the world
- SDG10 - Inequality - 4th in the world
- SDG11 - Sustainability - 92nd in the world
- SDG13 - Climate - 37th in the world
- SDG16 - Peace and Justice - 61st in the world
- SDG17 - 101-200 in the world
|Prof Jason White, Research Office|
May 19, 2020
The topics included:
- Merging ICF and ICF-CY into ICF2020 that will be uploaded into a new electronic format
- Request for comments about recommended changes to ICF (including recommendations to Chapter 3 - Communication) (Catherine Sykes)
- Mapping SDGs onto ICF is underway (Brooke MacPherson)
- ICHI for medical and surgical interventions will be finalised in 2020. ICHI for functioning will be the next focus, followed by public health.
- Cronin, A., McLeod, S., & Verdon, S. (2020, in press May). Holistic communication assessment for young children with cleft palate using the ICF-CY. Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools.
- Cronin, A., McLeod, S., & Verdon, S. (2020, in press February). Applying the ICF-CY to specialist SLPs’ practice with toddlers with cleft palate speech. The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal. Advance online publication https://doi.org/10.1177/1055665620918799
- Blake, H. L., & McLeod, S. (2019). Speech-language pathologists’ support for multilingual speakers’ English intelligibility and participation informed by the ICF. Journal of Communication Disorders, 77, 56-70. doi:10.1016/j.jcomdis.2018.12.003
I was also able to make a number of suggestions regarding recommended changes to the ICF and will followup on this in the next week.
Here are some resources recommended during the meeting:
- ICF Australia website https://www.sydney.edu.au/medicine-health/our-research/research-centres/who-collaborating-centre-for-strengthening-rehabilitation-capacity-in-health-systems/classifications-and-terminologies.html
- ICF Australia Education resources: https://cloudstor.aarnet.edu.au/plus/s/MOdUMYinBvueonD (Imelda)
|Catherine Sykes demonstrating how to use the ICF Update Platform|
|Dr. Rune Simeonsson|
McGill, N., McLeod, S., Ivory, N., Davis, E., & Rohr, K. (2020, in press May). Randomised controlled trial evaluating active versus passive waiting for speech-language pathology. Folia Phonatrica et Logopedia.
It is part of Nicole McGill's PhD (congratulations Nicole) and is the companion to the following paper that was undertaken as part of the NSW Health Translational Research Grant Scheme (TRGS):
McLeod, S., Davis, E., Rohr, K., McGill, N., Miller, K., Roberts, A., Thornton, S., Ahio, N., & Ivory, N. (2020, in press February). Waiting for speech-language pathology services: A randomised controlled trial comparing device, advice, and therapy. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology. Advance online publication https://doi.org/10.1080/17549507.2020.1731600
Here is the abstract:
Introduction: High demand for speech-language pathology means children sometimes wait over 12 months for services, missing out on timely support. Waiting can be a time of stress, concern, and powerlessness for caregivers. Provision of information via a website may support families and encourage active waiting.
Objective: To compare children’s speech, intelligibility, language, and literacy outcomes, and caregivers’ satisfaction and empowerment in active versus passive waiting conditions. Methods: Ninety-seven preschool-aged children referred to a community health speech-language pathology service, Australia, were screened for eligibility. Eligible children (n = 42) with speech/language difficulties were randomly allocated to (a) active waiting (provision of a purpose-built website; n = 20), or (b) passive waiting (control group; n = 22). Pre- and post-assessments (after 6 months on a waiting list) were completed with children and caregivers by a speech-language pathologist blinded to group allocations.
Results: Intention to treat (n = 36) and per protocol analyses (n = 30) were conducted to measure group differences in child and caregiver outcomes at post-assessment using one-way ANCOVA, controlling for baseline scores. There were no statistically significant differences between groups for children’s speech, intelligibility, language, and literacy, or caregivers’ empowerment and satisfaction. Children in both groups made minimal gains over 6 months.
Conclusions: Provision of an active waiting website did not lead to statistically significant change in child or caregiver outcomes, and children in both groups made little progress over a 6-month period. Early speech-language pathology intervention delivered with appropriate dosage is needed to optimise children’s outcomes. Until timely and effective speech-language pathology intervention can be provided for all who need it, provision of early assessments may be beneficial. There remains a need for effective ways to support children and families on waiting lists.
May 18, 2020
Elements in phonological intervention: A comparison of three approaches using the Phonological Intervention Taxonomy
Baker, E., McCauley, R. J., Williams, A. L., & McLeod, S. (2020). Elements in phonological intervention: A comparison of three approaches using the Phonological Intervention Taxonomy. In E. Babatsouli & M. J. Ball (Eds.) On under-reported monolingual child phonology (pp. 375-399). Bristol, UK: Multilingual Matters.
Here are the details about the book: http://www.multilingual-matters.com/display.asp?isb=9781788928946
The chapter was written as part of Prof. Rebecca McCauley's visit to CSU in 2018.
May 12, 2020
The University of Iceland Science and Innovation Prizes will be presented on Tuesday 12 May...The prizes, previously called the University of Iceland Applied Science Prize, are now awarded for the 22nd time. The competition is run as a collaboration between the University of Iceland, the New Business Venture Fund, Árnason|Faktor, Innovation Center Iceland and the Technology Transfer Office Iceland.
A total of 38 valid applications were submitted this year, which is a record number. Prizes will be awarded for the best ideas in four categories: Health, Technology and Progress, Society, and the Motivational Prize. An overall competition winner will also be selected from among the prize recipients in the above categories.
Due to current restrictions on mass gatherings and the two metre rule, only the prize recipients and the evaluation committee will physically attend this year, but the ceremony will be live-streamed online: https://livestream.com/hi/visindaognyskopunarverdlaunhi
On this occasion, Martin Ingi Sigurðsson, professor at the Faculty of Medicine, will also give a talk on the project that medical student Halldór Bjarki Ólafsson completed under his supervision, which won the President of Iceland's Innovation Award at the beginning of the year.
Wonderful news for our state.
My conversations across the world are not as cheerful. My speech pathology colleagues in the US, UK and other countries are working hard in their communities amongst a lot of stress, sickness and sadness. Here is a series of webinars from RCSLT in the UK that discuss the role of speech pathologists (therapists) in the UK in intensive care working with people with COVID-19
I attended an information session this morning to learn about the 2020 round. I was pleased to see information that teaching evaluations for the first semester of 2020 will not be included (unless requested) to accommodate the disruptions as a result of COVID-19.
This information on promotion readiness was useful:
May 11, 2020
Below is a list of children’s TV shows focussing on each Vietnamese letter. Dr Ben Pham was involved as an advisor during development of the programs, so the voice overs use the sound not the letters. We may use some of these shows in our VietSpeech research.
Tổng hợp Review https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_TUD3sMODw
ÔN Review https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l249L0F01K0
May 7, 2020
May 5, 2020
- McLeod, S., Davis, E., Rohr, K., McGill, N., Miller, K., Roberts, A., Thornton, S., Ahio, N. & Ivory, N. (2020). Waiting for speech-language pathology services: A randomised controlled trial comparing therapy, advice and device. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, Advance online publication. doi:10.1080/17549507.2020.1731600
50 free reprints: https://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/F8ASRC26JS7BT8YJHUJV/full?target=10.1080/17549507.2020.1731600
- McGill, N., Crowe, K., & McLeod, S. (2020). “Many wasted months”: Stakeholders’ perspectives about waiting for speech-language pathology services. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, Advance online publication. doi:10.1080/17549507.2020.1747541
50 free reprints: https://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/SUPJSPDNMSZKSIG3TNZE/full?target=10.1080/17549507.2020.1747541
The first paper was funded by a NSW Health Translational Research Grant and the second was funded by a Charles Sturt University RIPPLE Scholarship and was part of Nicole McGill's PhD.