Leanne R Shellshear

Leanne R Shellshear
The University of Queensland | UQ · Department of Speech Pathology

Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Hons I)

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Introduction
Leanne has previously worked for the Department of Speech Pathology at University of Queensland and Griffith University. Her most recent publication is 'Assessing Spoken Language Outcomes in Children with ASD: a Systematic Review'. She has experience as a paediatric clinical therapist in Australia and the United Kingdom. She currently resides in Barcelona, Spain where she works with pre-school children with autism and speech and language difficulties.

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We assessed the spoken language of 73 preschool aged children on the autism spectrum receiving community-based early intervention at two time points, approximately 7 months apart. Using the Spoken Language Benchmarks, there was a small non-significant change in the proportion of children transitioning from below, to at or above, Phase 3 (word combi...
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Comprehensive early intervention programs based on the principles of applied behaviour analysis can promote social communication development in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). However, it is not clear to what extent these positive results represent progress towards helping children achieve the ultimate goal of spontaneous, flexible, d...
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A wealth of research has been conducted into emergent literacy (i.e., precursors to formal reading) skills and development in typically developing (TD) children. However, despite research suggesting children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are at risk of reading challenges, limited research exists on their emergent literacy. Thus, we aimed to s...
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While the role of dopamine in modulating executive function, working memory and associative learning has been established; its role in word learning and language processing more generally is not clear. This preliminary study investigated the impact of increased synaptic dopamine levels on new-word learning ability in healthy young adults using an e...
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Many speech and language therapists (SLTs) work with patients who have a tracheostomy. There is limited information about their working practices and the extent to which recent publications and research have influenced the speech and language therapy management of the tracheostomized patient. This study reviews the current patterns of clinical prac...

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