Seyhun Topbaş

Seyhun Topbaş
Istanbul Medipol University · Department of Speech and Language Therapy, Faculty of Health Sciences

MA; MSc, PhD. Professor of Speech and Language Therapy

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March 2015 - present
Istanbul Medipol University
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  • Head of Department

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Objective: Childhood language impairment adversely affects children’s expressive and/or receptive language development. Although relatively significant action has been taken to raise public awareness about other developmental disorders in Turkey, limited attention has been paid to childhood language impairment. Moreover, no previous study has been...
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Amaç: Yenidoğan yoğun bakım ünitesinde multidisipliner ekip içerisinde yer alan dil ve konuşma terapisti, bebeklerin yutma, beslenme ve geleceğe yönelik iletişim konularında etkin rol oynar. Ekip içerisinde terapiste yapılacak yönlendirmeler, yenidoğanların bakım hizmetlerine ulaşması ve sağlık sonuçlarının üst düzeye çıkarılması için gereklidir. Y...
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Public awareness of language impairment in childhood (Developmental Language Disorder (DLD)) has been identified as an important determiner of research and clinical service delivery, yet studies directly assessing public awareness are lacking. This study surveyed awareness across 18 countries of Europe. Method A questionnaire developed by an inter...
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İnsanlık Aralık 2019’da Çin’in Wuhan kentinde ortaya çıkan ve tüm dünyaya yayılan COVID-19 pandemisi ile mücadele etmektedir. Bu virüs hasta bireylerden çoğunlukla damlacık yolu ile bulaşmakta olup ateş, öksürük, yorgunluk ve dispne gibi belirtilerle kendini göstermektedir. Hastalığın bulaştırıcılığının yüksek olması sebebiyle sıkı izolasyon ve hij...
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Objective: The aim of this study was to adapt the Simplified Nasometric Assessment Procedures-Revised (SNAP-R) [1] to Turkish, gather norms from Turkish speakers, and test the sensitivity and specificity of the adapted test. Finally, this study was designed to determine if there are any differences in average nasalance scores due to age, gender, a...
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Erken iletişim ve dilbilgisi becerilerini ölçen bir araç olan Türkçe İletişim Gelişimi Envanteri (TİGE) Türk dilinin yapısına uygun nitelikte hazırlanmış, güvenilirliği ve geçerliliği saptanmıştır. TİGE Envanterleri, 8-36 ay aralığındaki çocukların iletişim ve dil becerilerini ebeveyn raporlarına dayalı olarak ölçerken üç ayrı alana odaklanmaktadır...
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[This paper is available, open access, at https://ajslp.pubs.asha.org/article.aspx?articleid=2629126.] Purpose The aim of this tutorial is to support speech-language pathologists (SLPs) undertaking assessments of multilingual children with suspected speech sound disorders, particularly children who speak languages that are not shared with their SL...
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This research aims to describe the grammatical development of Turkish-speaking children with cochlear implants (CI) using the Turkish adaptation of the Language Assessment and Remediation Profile (LARSP). The study was conducted on a total of 15 children with CIs aged 43-87 months with 22-45 months of hearing age. A total of 750 utterances were eli...
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Purpose: The aim of this tutorial is to support speechlanguage pathologists (SLPs) undertaking assessments of multilingual children with suspected speech sound disorders, particularly children who speak languages that are not shared with their SLP. Method: The tutorial was written by the International Expert Panel on Multilingual Children’s Speech,...
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Background: Impairments in tense morphology are characteristic of English-speaking children with specific language impairment (SLI). Recent studies have investigated the role that aspect plays in the difficulties found in tense morphology. It has been suggested that children with SLI are less sensitive to aspect and its interaction with tense than...
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Purpose: This study investigated the comprehension of counterfactual conditionals in monolingual Turkish children with specific language impairment (SLI) and typically developing (TD) children. Comprehending counterfactuals requires a well-developed cognitive system (Beck, Riggs, & Gorniak, 2009). Children with SLI have impaired cognitive function...
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The purpose of this study is to adapt the Test of Early Language Development (TELD-3) into Turkish language and culture and examine its validity and reliability. While adapting the test, international test adapting principles were carried out. Reliability analyzes were administered to different demographic subgroups and the values have been found v...
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Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) around the world are likely to provide clinical services to Turkish speaking people with communication disorders. Most non-Turkish SLPs are not fluent in Turkish as a second language to serve bilingual or minority clients. This paper introduces the reader to basic information about the Turkish language and cultur...
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Abstract This study aims to report the preliminary results of the development of the Turkish Nonword Repetition Test and to contribute to the clinical accuracy of the test by comparing the performance of children with specific language impairment with that of language-level matched and age-matched typically developing children on a nonword repetiti...
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To provide an overview of student training in speech and language therapy/logopedics (SLT) in selected Central and Southeastern European countries (Poland, Slovenia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Turkey). Data were collected using a special questionnaire developed by Söderpalm and supplemented by Georgieva. Results fr...
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TÖDİL Projesinin amacı Türkçe için okulöncesi ve ilköğretim çağı çocuklarında dil gelişiminin kapsamlı değerlendirilmesini kapsayan ölçek geliştirmek ve ÖDB tanısını ayırt etmede yararlı olabilecek belirtileri ortaya çıkarmaktır. COST-IS0804 ortakları ile 3 alanda: 1) sözdizimi, morfo-sentaktik yapılar, 2) sözcük dağarcığı ve fonolojik işlemleme, 3...
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A major challenge for the speech-language pathology profession in many cultures is to address the mismatch between the ‘‘linguistic homogeneity of the speech-language pathology profession and the linguistic diversity of its clientele’’ (Caesar & Kohler, 2007, p. 198). This paper outlines the development of the Multilingual Children with Speech Soun...
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It is a position statement about Speech Assessment for Multilingual Children Who Do Not Speak the Same Language(s) as the Speech-Language Pathologist. It was put together by The International Expert Panel on Multilingual Children's Speech.
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A Turkish translation of the Public Opinion Survey of Human Attributes-Stuttering (POSHA-S) was used to compare probability versus convenience sampling to measure public attitudes toward stuttering. A convenience sample of adults in Eskişehir, Turkey was compared with two replicates of a school-based, probability cluster sampling scheme. The two re...
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Purpose: Attitudes toward stuttering, measured by the Public Opinion Survey of Human Attributes-Stuttering (POSHA-S), are compared among (a) two different representative samples; (b) family generations (children, parents, and either grandparents or uncles and aunts) and neighbors; (c) children, parents, grandparents/adult relatives, and neighbors...
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The potential impact of bilingualism on children's language development has emerged as a crucial concern for Turkey, but so far it has not been addressed from the point of view of language disorders. This short review examines the potential impact of bilingual language development for language impairments in Turkey, with special emphasis on the lar...
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TEDİL, Test of Early Language Development (TELD-­‐3) dil gelişim testinin Türkçe’ye uyarlamasıdır. Test, bireysel olarak yönetilen, norm referanslı ve 2 yaş 0 ay ve 7 yaş 11ay arasındaki çocukların alıcı ve ifade edici sözel dil becerilerini ölçmeyi amaçlayanbir testtir (Hresko ve ark., 1999). Test sonuçları erken dönemde dil bozukluğu olan çocukla...
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Purpose. Using an adaptation of the Experimental Edition of the Public Opinion Survey of Human Attributes (POSHA-E), investigators sought to compare public attitudes toward cluttering with those toward stuttering in four country samples, each in a different language. The POSHA-E was developed to measure public attitudes of stuttering but was modifi...
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The investigators sought to explore and compare the identification of cluttering vs stuttering in four different country samples. After reading lay definitions of the two fluency disorders in their own language, convenience samples of 60-90 adult respondents from Turkey, Bulgaria, Russia, and the US identified 51-119 children or adults who either c...
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A single-subject alternating treatment design in combination with a staggered multiple baseline model across subjects was implemented with two 6:0 year-old girls, monozygotic twins, who were referred to a university clinic for evaluation and treatment. The treatment programme was structured according to variants of minimal pair contrast treatment i...
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This volume is the first to deal with Turkish communicative development and disorders, reflecting the use of Turkish by a sizeable population in multilingual settings in Europe, USA, and Australia. In addition to Speech-language Pathologists, the book will be of interest to professionals from related fields such as clinical linguistics, psychology,...
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The study reported describes the phonological rules typical of normal development of Turkish-speaking children. The processes identified include: reduplication, syllable deletion, consonant deletion, assimilation, cluster reduction, liquid deviation, stopping, fronting, affrication, and backing. From a crosslinguistic perspective, the phonological...
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Bu çalışmanın amacı, ebeveyn-çocuk etkileşimlerini, ebeveyn ve çocuk etkileşimsel davranışları açısından değerlendirebilmek için Mahoney (2008), tarafından geliştirilen Ebeveyn Davranışını Değerlendirme ÖlçeğiEDDÖ (Maternal Behavior Rating Scale-MBRS) ile Mahoney ve Wheeden (1999) tarafından geliştirilen Çocuk Davranışını Değerlendirme Ölçeği-ÇDDÖ...
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The purpose of this study is to investigate the acquisition patterns of sonorant+obstruent coda clusters in Turkish to determine whether Turkish data support the prediction the Sonority Sequencing Principle (SSP) makes as to which consonant (i.e. C1 or C2) is more likely to be preserved in sonorant+obstruent clusters, and the error patterns of sono...
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A new self-help organization has been established to serve stuttering individuals and their families and/or friends in Turkey and other Turkish-speaking areas of the world. This Turkish Stuttering Association (TKB for “Türkiye Kekemelik Birliği” in Turkish) was inaugurated with a Web site in both Turkish and English. The Web site permits discussion...
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We investigated the relationship between muscle tension dysphonia (MTD) type 1 and soft phonation index (SPI) and evaluated the effect of voice therapy on MTD type 1. The study included 20 patients (all females; mean age 27+/-6 years) whose diagnosis was made as MTD type 1 on videolaryngostroboscopic examination. Acoustic analysis was performed bef...
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OBJECTIVE: Gülhane Aphasia Test-2 (GAT-2) has been developed to show the presence of a language disorder ‘aphasia’ and to give the clinician implications for the accompanying speech disorders such as apraxia and dysarthria. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to report standardization, validity and reliability study of GAT-2. METHODS: : 10 healt...
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Standardization, Validity and Reliability Study of Gülhane Aphasia Test-2 (Gat-2) Scientific background: Gülhane Aphasia Test-2 (GAT-2) has been developed to show the presence of a language disorder 'aphasia' and to give the clinician implications for the accompanying speech disorders such as apraxia and dysarthria. Objective: The aim of the study...
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Phonological acquisition is an important area in language development. This paper reports the validity, reliability and standardization results of Turkish Articulation and Phonology Test, developed to identify and diagnose children who have articulation and phonological disorders. The participants of the study included 605 typically developing and...
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How phonological disorders should be categorized in Turkish children remained vague for a long period of time due to a lack of normative studies. This paper reports the phonological systems of 70 phonologically disordered children, aged 4;0-8;0, in comparison with the results of a normative study of 665 Turkish-speaking children, aged 1;3-8;0. The...
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The population of Turkey is approximately 65 million people, and another 3 million people of Turkish descent live in Europe and the United States. The purpose of the present paper is to relay information that American or European clinicians who work with Turkish clients should know about their clients' country, including its language, education sys...
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Markedness of the environment and frequency of occurrence are often cited factors that may be influential in phonological development. Acquisition of Turkish liquids provides an interesting case to determine which of these two forces is dominant. Data on liquids from a group of normally developing, and a group of phonologically disordered children...
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The aim of this study was to evaluate the speech and language disorders of patients with cerebral palsy. A total of 48 patients including 23 girls and 25 boys with spastic cerebral palsy were included in the study. Thirteen (%27) of the patients were hemiplegic, 25 (%52) were diplegic, and 10 (%21) had total body involvement. Speech characteristics...
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Background: Language profiles may predict whether children with slower language development will catch up to their peers by overcoming this transient phenomenon or will be at risk for persistent language disorders. The research of the last decade has focused on this topic. Some researchers have emphasized the significance of developing communicati...
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The study reported describes the phonological rules typical of normal development of Turkish-speaking children. The processes identified include: reduplication, syllable deletion, consonant deletion, assimilation, cluster reduction, liquid deviation, stopping, fronting, affrication, and backing. From a crosslinguistic perspective, the phonological...

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