Research Papers/Topics in Speeches/Lectures

First Ten Words Expressed By Children Acquiring Ewe From 12- 18 Months

ABSTRACT Background: Language is a social tool which shows the collective thinking of people in a particular area. Language acquisition is an important aspect of human development. Children acquire language to communicate with their surroundings. There has been a wide research conducted on first language acquisition in the world but not so many in Sub- Saharan Africa. There have not been a lot of researches conducted on the first words acquisition of children in Ghana. In a quest to develop ...

The Perceived Roles Of Speech And Language Therapists In The Management Of Cleft Lip And/Or Palate In Accra, Ghana.

ABSTRACT Background: Cleft lip and/or palate is a craniofacial abnormality, usually congenital, which occurs when the oral and nasal tissues do not merge during the development of the fetus. Research has shown that it has adverse effects on the child’s feeding, dentition, respiration, hearing which in turn, affects speech. For effective long term outcomes, research from developed countries show that cleft lip and/or palate management requires, a multidisciplinary approach involving plastic ...

Self-Help By Parents For Children With Communication Disorders In Ghana

ABSTRACT Parents who have children with communication disorders are likely to be key actors in taking independent actions to improve on the communication skills of their child. Studies in other countries have explored the self-help behaviors of parents with children with communication disorders (Tomasella, Maning & Dulmus, 2010). These studies concluded that parents play a leading role in helping children with communication disorders cope or improve upon their communication skills, provided t...

First Ten Words Spoken by Children Acquiring GA Language Between Ages Twelve And Eighteen Months

ABSTRACT Background: Learning to speak and understand language is exceptional and forms an important accomplishment of early childhood. As part of the general growth of children, language development plays a vital role in their cognitive and social development. Language development of children across the world is believed to follow the same pattern. There is much debate on the first words of children as well as the content of these first words. Few studies have addressed these questions (wha...

The Impact Of Aphasia Education On Families Of Stroke Survivors: A Case Study Of The Stroke Unit Of Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, Accra, Ghana

ABSTRACT Background: Aphasia is an acquired language impairment which is the result of a scratch of the focal brain even when other cognitive, motor or sensory impairment is not present. It often follows a stroke. Globally, about 30-35% of stroke patients suffer aphasia after they have been hospitalized for stroke. The resulting aphasia leads to difficulties with reading, writing, and expressive and receptive language. The provision of standard education to stroke inpatients, and providing fu...

Locating And Accessing Services For Communication Disability In Ghana: The Parent Perspective

ABSTRACT Introduction: Early childhood intervention for communication delays and disabilities has been identified as a key issue in improving outcomes for children. However, early intervention services for communication disability in Ghana are extremely limited. In the absence of widely available early intervention services, finding appropriate services for children with communication disabilities can be a challenging issue for families. There is limited evidence on the barriers and facilitat...

THE LANGUAGE SKILLS AND COMMUNICATION STRATEGIES USED BY CHILDREN (5-11 YEARS) WITH A MODERATE TO PROFOUND SENSORINEURAL HEARING LOSS, IN ACCRA, GHANA.

ABSTRACT Background: Children with Hearing Loss are susceptible to language, social and literacy difficulties. Diagnosis time and (Re)habilitation methods available in developed countries are not same in sub Saharan Africa and Ghana to be precise. Data and studies on language development and hearing impairment and rehabilitation resources are very limited. Aim: This study aimed to explore the language levels and communication strategies of children with hearing impairment who use hearing aids...

COMMUNICATION STRATEGIES USED BY FAMILIES OF AN INDIVIDUAL WITH APHASIA FOLLOWING STROKE

ABSTRACT Background: Aphasia is an acquired communication disability where an individual loses his or her ability to understand and use language in any modality. Gestures, writing and the use of pictures are some examples of strategies which improve communication and interaction with individuals with aphasia. Research shows that adopting communicative strategies and behaviours and establishing positive interactions with individuals with aphasia helps improve their quality of life. Aim: The st...

Improving the education system in Nigeria

Improving our educational system is a very important issue in Nigeria which need to be looked into,the article gives importance of education and why education needs to be improved in the country. The declining standard of the Nigeria educational system should trouble the mind of any well meaning Nigerian, because, Education is the bedrock of development. But unfortunately, a lot of problems bedevil the education system in Nigeria.Poor funding from the government leading to lack of educational...