Summary of the Systematic Review

Article Citation

Communication Support through Multimodal Supplementation: A Scoping Review

Hanson, E. K., Beukelman, D. R., et al. (2013).
AAC: Augmentative & Alternative Communication, 29(4), 310-321.
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Indicators of Review Quality

  • No The review states a clearly focused question/aim.
  • Yes Criteria for inclusion of studies are provided.
  • Yes Search strategy described in sufficient detail for replication.
  • No Included studies are assessed for study quality.
  • N/A Quality assessments are reproducible.
  • Yes Characteristics of the included studies are provided.

Quality Rating Notes

Search strategy: This review replicates and expands the search strategy described in Hanson, Yorkston, & Beukelman, 2004.

Article Details

Description

This is a review of the research literature pertaining to the use of speech supplementation strategies for individuals with motor speech disorders. This review updates a previously published review (Hanson, Yorkston, & Beukelman, 2004).

Questions/Aims Addressed

"The purpose of this review was to summarize the literature on traditional supplementation strategies (e.g., alphabet supplementation, topic supplementation, and gestural supplementation) and to expand the definition of speech supplementation to include additional modalities, such as augmenting speech with pictures via mobile technology, and conversation management strategies" (p. 310).

Population

Individuals with motor speech disorders

Intervention/Assessment

Speech supplementation strategies, including:

  • alphabet supplementation;
  • topic supplementation;
  • gestural supplementation;
  • augmenting speech with pictures via mobile technology; and
  • conversation management strategies.

Number of Studies Included

14

Years Included

2004 Onward


Conclusions from This Systematic Review

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Treatment

Findings suggest that traditional supplementation strategies were beneficial to individuals with motor speech disorders. Studies using supplementation strategies "consistently reported positive outcomes, including increased intelligibility, decreased speech rate, and positive attitudes toward speakers" (p. 310).

Keywords: Diagnosis/Condition, Communication Boards (Picture/Alphabet/Text), Dysarthria

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Treatment

Findings suggest that traditional supplementation strategies were beneficial to individuals with motor speech disorders. Studies using supplementation strategies "consistently reported positive outcomes, including increased intelligibility, decreased speech rate, and positive attitudes toward speakers" (p. 310).

Keywords: Diagnosis/Condition, Communication Boards (Picture/Alphabet/Text), Dysarthria

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