Miriam Seifert

Miriam Seifert
North Bristol NHS Trust · Speech and Language Therapy Research Unit

Master of Science


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Publications (6)
Technical Report
This review outlines the findings of the rapid review and provides a number of recommendations. The review concludes that there is no one single tool which reaches the threshold for scientific measures whilst also screening for the recommended communication skills spanning for the age group. This is true for both children from English speaking back...
Objective: To provide comparison data on the Intelligibility in Context Scale (ICS) for a sample of 3-year-old English-speaking children born with any cleft type. Design: Questionnaire data from the Cleft Collective Cohort Study were used. Descriptive and inferential statistics were carried out to determine difference according to children's cle...
This presentation outlines what intervention approaches speech and language therapists (SLTs) use when working with children with speech sound disorders. Additionally, data on what CPD activities SLTs carry out and which of these they find most and least useful, in terms of implementing new research in practice, is presented.
Aim: To explore a novel and efficient way of calculating transcription reliability of connected speech data using the concept of near functional equivalence. Using this approach, differences between two transcribed phonemes that are nearly phonetically equivalent are disregarded if both reflect two plausible and acceptable pronunciations for the w...
The Intelligibility in Context Scale (ICS) has been recommended by ICHOM to measure parent report of intelligibility in children with cleft lip and/or palate. However, data on how this group of children perform on the ICS has, until now, not been available for comparison. This study found that a sample of 175 3-year-old children with cleft palate f...
We have provided preliminary data on how parents score their children born with a cleft lip and/or palate on the Intelligibility in Context Scale at age 3.


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Project (1)
The Cleft Collective Birth Cohort provides a large set of data, uniquely looking at parents’ report of their children’s early speech and language skills, as well as other important developmental and environment factors. Much research in this area has relied on small datasets or geographically restricted areas. The Cleft Collective can provide us with one of the largest sample of children born with cleft lip and/or palate currently known, in turn providing a higher level of precision within our results. This project will contribute to the Cleft Collective Speech and Language study’s broader aim of examining which children are at risk for persistent speech disorder, and the associated suboptimal long-term outcomes in terms of social and educational attainment.