J anuary 2009

Publications


Newspaper articles and publicity.


The Down's Syndrome Association Journal, 108 (Spring 2005),p14, "QMUC Speech and Language Research"

MRC Clinical research news, 2005, "Improving Speech in Children with Down's Syndrome".

The Edinburgh Evening News, 10th August 2005, "Team talks up speech solution".

QM News, June 2005, p4, "Research grant brings new hope to children with Down's Syndrome"


Publications (journal articles)

Timmins, Claire, Hardcastle, William J., Wood, Sara and Cleland, Joanne (2011) An EPG analysis of /t/ in young people with Down's syndrome. Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics, 25 (11-12). pp. 1022-1027. http://eresearch.qmu.ac.uk/2593/

Wood, Sara (2010) Electropalatography in the assessment and treatment of speech difficulties in children with Down syndrome. Down Syndrome Research and Practice . http://eresearch.qmu.ac.uk/1806/

Cleland, J., Wood, S., Hardcastle, W., Wishart, J. and Timmins, C. (2010) The relationship between speech, oromotor, language and cognitive abilities in children with Down’s syndrome. International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, 45(1), 83-95. http://eresearch.qmu.ac.uk/1656/

Cleland, J., Timmins, C., Wood, S., Hardcastle, W. & Wishart, J. (2009). Electropalatographic therapy for children and young people with Down’s syndrome. Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics, 23(12), 926-939. http://eresearch.qmu.ac.uk/1052/

Timmins, C., Cleland, J., Wood, S., Hardcastle, W.J & Wishart, J. (2009). A perceptual and electropalatographic study of / sh/ in young people with Down’s syndrome. Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics, 23(12), 911-925. http://eresearch.qmu.ac.uk/1054/

Timmins, C., Cleland, J., Rodger, R., Wishart, J, Wood, S. and Hardcastle, W.J. (2009) Speech Production in Down Syndrome. Down Syndrome Quarterly, 11(2), 16-22. http://eresearch.qmu.ac.uk/1657/

Wood, S., Wishart, J, Hardcastle, W.J., Cleland, J. and Timmins , C. (2009) The use of electropalatography (EPG) in the assessment and treatment of motor speech disorders in children with Down's syndrome: Evidence from two case studies. Developmental Neurorehabilitation, 12(2), 66-75. http://eresearch.qmu.ac.uk/705/


Conference Papers

Timmins, C. McCann, J. Wood, S. Hardcastle, W & Wishart, J. (2008) Articulatory variability in young people with Down’s syndrome . Presentation at the 5th International EPG Symposium, Edinburgh, UK, Sept 1-2, 2008.

 

McCann, J. Timmins, C. Wood, S. Hardcastle, W. & Wishart, J. (2008) Remediating speech disorders in children with Down’s Syndrome: EPG therapy versus traditional therapy. Presentation at the 5th International EPG Symposium, Edinburgh, UK, Sept 1-2, 2008.

 

Wishart, J. Timmins, C. McCann, J. Hardcastle, W & Wood, S. (2008) The potential role of electropalatography (EPG) in improving speech intelligibility in children with Down Syndrome. Presentation at the IASSID 13th World Congress, Cape Town, South Africa, August 25th - 30 th 2008.

 

Timmins, C. McCann, J. Hardcastle, W. Wood, S. & Wishart, J. (2008) Articulatory variability in typically developing (TD) children: EPG analysis of fricatives. Presentation at XI Congress of the International Association for the Study of Child Language, Edinburgh, UK, July 28-August 1, 2008.

 

Wood, S., McCann, J., Hardcastle, W., Timmins, C. & Wishart, J. (2008) Speech Disorders in Down’s Syndrome: Evidence from Electropalatography. Presentation at XI Congress of the International Association for the Study of Child Language, Edinburgh, UK, July 28-August 1, 2008.

 

 

Timmins , C. McCann, J. Hardcastle, W. Wood, S. & Wishart, J. (2008) A perceptual and electropalatographic analysis of the voiceless postalveolar fricative in Down-s syndrome. Presentation at the 12th Meeting of the International Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics Association, Istanbul, Turkey, June 25-28, 2008.

 

Hardcastle, W., Wishart, J., .Wood, S., McCann, J. & Timmins, C. (2008). Using EPG to assess and treat speech articulation difficulties in Down’s syndrome. MRC Showcase: The Latest Breakthroughs in Neuroscience and Mental Health, Bristol, 26-27 February, 2008.

 

McCann, J. Wood, S. Hardcastle, W. Timmins, C. & Wishart, J. (2008) Electropalatographic Therapy for Children With Down’s Syndrome. Presentation at the 12th Meeting of the International Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics Association, Istanbul, Turkey, June 25-28, 2008.

 

Hardcastle, W. (2008) Electropalatography in the Analysis of Tongue Dynamics During Normal and Disordered Speech. Presentation at the R oyal Society of Edinburgh. 9th June 2008.

 

Timmins, C. Hardcastle, W. Wood, S. McCann, J. & Wishart, J. (2008) Intra-speaker co-articulation variability in children: evidence from electropalatographic analysis. Presentation at the British Association of Academic Phoneticians Colloquium, Sheffield, UK, March 31-April 2, 2008.

 

Wood, S. Wishart, J. McCann, J. Timmins, C. & Hardcastle, W. (2008) Changes in Articulation in Children with Down’s Syndrome Following EPG Therapy. Presentation at the 41st Annual Gatlinburg Conference, San Diego, California, USA, March 26th - 28 th, 2008

 

McCann, J. Timmins, C. Wood, S. Hardcastle, W. & Wishart, J. (2007) Improvements in Articulation in Children with Down’s Syndrome: EPG Therapy and Traditional Therapy. Presentation at the 7th ' Seattle Club' Conference on Research in Intellectual Disabilities. Glasgow, Scotland, December 10th – 11 th, 2007.

 

Bray, M., Howell, P., Pettinato, M., & Wood, S. (2007) Learning to Talk: Speech Perception and Production. Presentation at Down Syndrome Research Direction Symposium, Portsmouth, UK, 24th - 27th October 2007

 

Wood, S.E. (2007). Electropalatograhy in the assessment and treatment of speech difficulties in children with Down’s syndrome. Down Syndrome Research Directions Symposium 2007, Portsmouth, 24-27 October 2007.

 

McCann, J. & Wrench, A. (2007) A new EPG protocol for assessing DDK accuracy scores in children: A Down's Syndrome study. Presentation at the 16th International Congress of Phonetics Sciences, Saarbruecken, August 6-10, 2007.

 

Timmins, C. Hardcastle, W.J. Wood, S. McCann, J. & Wishart, J. (2007) Variability in fricative production of young people with Down's syndrome: an EPG analysis. Presentation at the 16th International Congress of Phonetics Sciences, Saarbruecken, August 6-10, 2007.

 

McCann, J. Timmins, C. Hardcastle, W. Wood, S. & Wishart, J. (2007) Electropalatography Therapy for Articulation Disorders in Children with Down's Syndrome. Poster presented at the Afasic 4th International Symposium, Warwick, April 2-5 th, 2007.

 

Wood, S. Hardcastle, W. McCann, J. Timmins, C. & Wishart, J. (2007) Using electropalatograpy (EPG) to assess and treat speech articulation difficulties in children with Down's syndrome. Presentation at  40th Annual Gatlinburg Conference on Research & Theory in Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities, San Diego, California, USA, March 7-9th 2007

 

Wishart, J.  (2007)   Social Cognition in Children with Down Syndrome: Current Evidence, Future Directions,  Presentation at  40th Annual Gatlinburg Conference on Research & Theory in Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities, San Diego, California, USA, March 7-9th 2007

 

Timmins, C. Hardcastle, W. Wood, S. Wishart, J. & McCann, J. (2006) Speech Articulation Variability in Children with Down's syndrome. Poster presented at The Seattle Club: Conference on Research and Intellectual and Developmental Disabilites, Kendal, December 11th-12 th, 2006.

 

McCann, J. Hardcastle, W. Wood, S. Wishart, J. & Timmins, C. (2006) Electropalatography (EPG) Therapy for Articulation Disorders in Children with Down’s Syndrome. Presentation at The Seattle Club: Conference on Research and Intellectual and Developmental Disabilites, Kendal, December 11th-12 th, 2006.

 

Timmins, C. Hardcastle, W. Wishart, J. Wood, S. McCann, J. (2006) Post-Aveolar Sibilant Errors in Young People with Down's Syndrome. Poster presented at Making New Connections 2, City University, London, September 13-15, 2006.

Hardcastle, W. J. Wood, S. Wishart, J. McCann, J. & Timmins, C. (2006) Electropalatography Therapy for Articulation Disorders in Children with Down Syndrome. Poster presented at the 9th World Down Syndrome Congress, Vancouver August 22-26 th, 2006.

 

Hardcastle, W. Wood, S. Wishart, J. McCann, J. & Timmins, C. (2006) Assessment and treatment of impaired speech motor control in children with Down’s syndrome. Poster presented at The 11th Meeting of the International Clinical Phonetics and Linguistics Association, Dubrovnik, Croatia May 31-June 3, 2006.

 


Links to conferences in the fields of speech, language and learning disability.

9th World Down Syndrome Congress, August 22 - 26, 2006, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Gaitlinberg Conference on Research and Theory in Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities, 15th to 17th March 2006,
San Diego


International Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics Association, 31st May to 3rd June 2006, Dubrovnik.

International Conference of Speech Motor Control, 7th to 10th June 2006, Nijmegen.

International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disabilities Europe Congress, 2nd to 5th August 2005, Maastrich.

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 16th to 18th November, 2006, Miami


 

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