Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Publications

Publications and presentations arising from the Sound Start Study

Main Study Findings - Awarded JSLHR Editor's Choice Award (Speech)

McLeod, S., Baker, E., McCormack, J., Wren, Y., Roulstone, S. Crowe, K., Masso, S., White, P., & Howland, C. (2017). Cluster randomized controlled trial evaluating the effectiveness of computer-assisted intervention delivered by educators for children with speech sound disorders. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 60, 1891-1910. doi:10.1044/2017_JSLHR-S-16-0385
http://jslhr.pubs.asha.org/article.aspx?articleid=2643351

Books

McLeod, S., & Baker, E. (2017). Children’s speech: An evidence-based approach to assessment and intervention. Boston, MA: Pearson Education.

  1. Baker, E. (2017). Instructor’s Resource Manual and Test Bank for Children’s Speech: An Evidence-Based Approach to Assessment and Intervention ISBN-10: 0132756196 * ISBN-13: 9780132756198
  2. Baker, E. (2017). PowerPoint Presentation for Children’s Speech: An Evidence-Based Approach to Assessment and Intervention ISBN-10: 013275620X * ISBN-13: 9780132756204

    https://www.pearson.com/us/higher-education/product/Mc-Leod-Children-s-Speech-An-Evidence-Based-Approach-to-Assessment-and-Intervention-Subscription/9780134206257.html

McLeod, S., & McCormack, J. (Ed.) (2015). Introduction to speech, language, and literacy. Melbourne, Australia: Oxford University Press.
https://www.oup.com.au/books/higher-education/education/9780195527926-an-introduction-to-speech,-language-and-literacy

Book Chapters

McCormack, J. & McLeod, S. (2014). Classifying health and wellbeing. In S. Garvis & D. Prendergast. Health and wellbeing in the early years (pp. 20-30). Melbourne, Australia: Cambridge University Press.
https://www.cambridge.org/core/books/health-and-wellbeing-in-childhood/69F87A07E9CC7431F0A5A37E9C4F1ED4

McCormack, J., McLeod, S. & Harrison, L. J. (2014). Communication development. In S. Garvis and D. Prendergast. Health and wellbeing in the early years (pp. 50-59). Melbourne, Australia: Cambridge University Press.
https://www.cambridge.org/core/books/health-and-wellbeing-in-childhood/69F87A07E9CC7431F0A5A37E9C4F1ED4

Cox, F. & McLeod, S. (2015). Speech: Phonetics. In S. McLeod & J. McCormack (Eds.) Introduction to speech, language, and literacy (pp. 83-133). Melbourne, Australia: Oxford University Press.
https://www.oup.com.au/books/higher-education/education/9780195527926-an-introduction-to-speech,-language-and-literacy

Easton, C. & McCormack, J. (2015). Sociocultural environments of speech, language, and literacy. In S. McLeod & J. McCormack (Eds.) Introduction to speech, language, and literacy (pp. 40-79). Melbourne, Australia: Oxford University Press.
https://www.oup.com.au/books/higher-education/education/9780195527926-an-introduction-to-speech,-language-and-literacy

Masso, S. & Baker, E. (2015). Speech: Phonology. In S. McLeod & J. McCormack (Eds.) Introduction to speech, language, and literacy (pp. 134-177). Melbourne, Australia: Oxford University Press.
https://www.oup.com.au/books/higher-education/education/9780195527926-an-introduction-to-speech,-language-and-literacy

McLeod, S. (2016). Speech sound acquisition. In J. E. Bernthal, N. W. Bankson & P. Flipsen Jnr (Eds.), Articulation and phonological disorders: Speech sound disorders in children (8th ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson Education.
http://www.pearson.com.au/products/A-C-Berntha-John-E-et-al/A-C-Bernthal-Bankson/Articulation-and-Phonological-Disorders-Speech-Sound-Disorders-in-Children/9780134170718?R=9780134170718

McLeod, S. & McCormack, J. (2015). What is speech, language, and literacy? In S. McLeod & J. McCormack (Eds.) Introduction to speech, language, and literacy (pp. 3-39). Melbourne, Australia: Oxford University Press.
https://www.oup.com.au/books/higher-education/education/9780195527926-an-introduction-to-speech,-language-and-literacy

Wren, Y., McCormack, J., Masso, S., McLeod, S., Baker, E. & Crowe, K. (2018). Digital tools to support children’s speech and language skill. In S. Danby, M. Fleer, C. Davidson & M. Hatzigianni (Eds). Digital childhoods: Technologies in children’s everyday lives (pp. 235-251). Dordrecht, Germany: Springer.
https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-981-10-6484-5

Journal Articles

Howland, C., Baker, E., Munro, N. & McLeod, S. (in press). Realisation of grammatical morphemes by children with phonological impairment. Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics. doi: 10.1080/02699206.2018.1518487
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02699206.2018.1518487

McLeod, S. & Masso, S. (in press). Screening children’s speech: The impact of imitated elicitation and word position. Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools.

Baker, E., Masso, S., McLeod, S., & Wren, Y. (2018). Pacifiers, thumb sucking, breastfeeding, and bottle use: Oral sucking habits of children with and without phonological impairment. Folia Phoniatrica et Logopedica, 70(3-4), 165-173. doi: 10.1159/000492469https://www.karger.com/Article/Abstract/492469

McCormack, J., Baker, E., McLeod, S., Crowe, K., Masso, S., Wren, Y., Roulstone, S. (2018, in preparation). What do children with speech sound disorders think about their talking? Seminars in Speech and Language [invited].

Crowe, K., Cumming, T., McCormack, J., Baker, E., McLeod, S., Wren, Y., Roulstone, S., & Masso, S. (2017). Educators’ perspectives on facilitating computer-assisted speech intervention in early childhood settings. Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 33(3), 267-285. doi:10.1177/0265659017717437
http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0265659017717437?journalCode=clta

Masso, S., Baker, E., McLeod, S., & Wang, C. (2017). Polysyllable speech accuracy and predictors of later literacy development in preschool children with speech sound disorders. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 60, 1877-1890. doi:10.1044/2017_JSLHR-S-16-0171
https://jslhr.pubs.asha.org/article.aspx?articleid=2639744

Masso, S., McLeod, S. & Baker, E. (2017). Tutorial: Assessment and analysis of polysyllables in young children. Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 49, 42-58. doi:10.1044/2017_LSHSS-16-0047
https://lshss.pubs.asha.org/article.aspx?articleid=2668005

Masso, S., McLeod, S., Wang, A. & Baker, E., & McCormack, J. (2017). Longitudinal changes in polysyllable maturity of preschool children with speech sound disorders. Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics, 31(6), 424-439. doi:10.1080/02699206.2017.1305450
http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/hnFtnIR6iTvXn4IQNAV5/full

McCormack, J., Baker, E., Crowe, K., Masso, S., McLeod, S., Wren, Y., & Roulstone, S. (2017). Implementation fidelity of a computer-assisted intervention for children with speech sound disorders. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 19(3), 265-276. doi:10.1080/17549507.2017.1293160
http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/JjWu9TGPwWahCX53IuMM/full

McLeod, S., Baker, E., McCormack, J., Wren, Y., Roulstone, S. Crowe, K., Masso, S., White, P., & Howland, C. (2017). Cluster randomized controlled trial evaluating the effectiveness of computer-assisted intervention delivered by educators for children with speech sound disorders. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research. Advance online publication doi: 10.1044/2017_JSLHR-S-16-0385 http://jslhr.pubs.asha.org/article.aspx?articleid=2643351

McLeod, S., Crowe, K., Masso, S., Baker, E., McCormack, J., Wren, Y., Roulstone, S., & Howland, C. (2017). Profile of Australian preschoolers with speech sound disorders at risk for literacy difficulties. Australian Journal of Learning Difficulties. Advance online publication doi:10.1080/19404158.2017.1287105 http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/19404158.2017.1287105?journalCode=rald20

McLeod, S., Crowe, K., McCormack, J., White, P., Wren, Y., Baker, E., Masso, S., Roulstone, S. (2017). Preschool children’s communication, motor and social development: What concerns parents and educators? International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 20 (4), 468-482. doi: 10.1080/17549507.2017.1309065
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/17549507.2017.1309065?journalCode=iasl20

Masso, S., McLeod, S., Baker, E., & McCormack, J. (2016). Polysyllable productions in preschool children with speech sound disorders: Error categories and the Framework of Polysyllable Maturity. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 18(3), 272-287. doi:10.3109/17549507.2016.1168483 http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.3109/17549507.2016.1168483?journalCode=iasl20

McLeod, S., Crowe, K., & Shahaeian, A. (2015). Intelligibility in Context Scale: Normative and validation data for English-speaking preschoolers. Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 46(3), 266-276. doi:10.1044/2015_LSHSS-14-0120 http://lshss.pubs.asha.org/article.aspx?articleid=2290674

Masso, S., Baker, E., McLeod, S. & McCormack, J. (2014). Identifying phonological awareness difficulties in preschool children with speech sound disorders. Speech, Language, and Hearing, 17, 58-68. doi 10.1179/2050572813Y.0000000028
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1179/2050572813Y.0000000028

McLeod, S. & Baker, E. (2014). Speech-language pathologists’ practices regarding assessment, analysis, target selection, intervention, and service delivery for children with speech sound disorders. Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics, 28(7-8), 508-531. doi:10.3109/02699206.2014.926994
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.3109/02699206.2014.926994

Theses

Anderson, F. (2017). Realisation of grammatical morphemes by children with phonological impairment over time. Undergraduate Honours thesis, The University of Sydney.

Howland, C. (2015). Played, jumped, and shouted: realization of grammatical morphemes by children with phonological impairment. Undergraduate Honours thesis, The University of Sydney.

Masso, S. (2016). Polysyllable maturity of preschool children with speech sound disorders. Doctoral thesis, Charles Sturt University.

Conference Presentations

Anderson, F., Baker, E., Munro, N. & Masso, S. (2018, May). Realisation of grammatical morphemes by children with phonological impairment over time. Presented at the 2018 Speech Pathology Australia Conference, Adelaide, Australia.

Masso, S., McLeod, S., Baker, E., & McCormack, J. (2017, November). Polysyllables and emergent literacy development in preschool children with speech sound disorders. Presented at the 2017 American Speech-Language-Hearing Association convention, Los Angeles.

Wren, Y., Roulstone, S., McLeod, S., Baker, E., McCormack, J., Crowe, K., and Masso, S. (2017, September) Sound Start Study: A community-based randomized controlled trial of Phoneme Factory Sound Sorter. Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists Conference, Glasgow.

Masso, S., Baker, E., & McLeod, S. (2017, May). Using polysyllables to assess speech production in preschool children with SSD: A systematic review. Presented at the 2017 Speech Pathology Australia Conference, Sydney, Australia.

Crowe, K., Cumming, T., McCormack, J., Baker, E., McLeod, S., Wren, Y., Roulstone, S. & Masso, S. (2016, November). Implementing computer-based intervention for children with speech sound disorder in early childhood settings: Educators’ perspectives. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association convention, Philadelphia.

McLeod, S., Baker, E., McCormack, J., Wren, Y., Roulstone, S. Crowe, K. & Masso, S. (2016, November). Giving preschool children a Sound Start: A randomized controlled trial of Phoneme Factory Sound Sorter. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association convention, Philadelphia.

Crowe, K., Cumming, T., McCormack, J., McLeod, S., Masso, S., Baker, E., Wren, Y., Roulstone, S., & (2016, August). Sound Start Study: Early childhood educators’ experiences of implementing Phoneme Factory Sound Sorter. International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics, Dublin, Ireland.

McLeod, S., Baker, E., McCormack, J., Wren, Y., Roulstone, S., Crowe, K. & Masso, S. (2016, August). Sound Start Study: A community-based randomized controlled trial of Phoneme Factory Sound Sorter. International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics, Dublin, Ireland.

Wren, Y. & Roulstone, S. (2016, August). Phoneme Factory®: Computerised assessment and intervention designed for children with speech sound disorders. International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics, Dublin, Ireland.

Masso, S., Baker, E., McLeod, S. & Wang, A. (2016, June). Understanding the relationship between polysyllable accuracy, receptive vocabulary, and phonological awareness in preschool children with speech sound disorders. International Clinical Phonetics and Linguistics Association, Halifax, Canada.

McLeod, S., Baker, E., McCormack, J., Wren, Y., Roulstone, S., Crowe, K. & Masso, S. (2016, June). Randomized controlled trial of Phoneme Factory Sound Sorter software addressing preschool children’s speech and pre-literacy skills. International Clinical Phonetics and Linguistics Association, Halifax, Canada.

Baker, E., McLeod, S., Masso, S., Crowe, K., McCormack, J., Wren, Y. & Roulstone, S. (2016, May). Sound Start Study: The print knowledge of preschool children with speech sound disorders before and after intervention targeting speech and preliteracy abilities. Speech Pathology Australia National Conference, Perth, Australia.

McCormack, J., Baker, E., Masso, S., McLeod, S., Crowe, K., Wren, Y. & Roulstone, S. (2016, May). Sound Start Study: Implementation of a computer-assisted intervention for children with speech sound disorders in Australian preschools. Speech Pathology Australia National Conference, Perth, Australia.

Howland, C., Baker, E., McLeod, S. & Munroe, N. (2016, May). Sound Start Study: Realization of grammatical morphemes by children with speech sound disorders. Speech Pathology Australia National Conference, Perth, Australia.

Masso, S., Baker, E., Wang, A., McLeod, S., McCormack, J. & Crowe, K. (2016, May). Sound Start Study: The relationship between polysyllable production and emergent literacy in preschool-aged children with speech sound disorders. Speech Pathology Australia National Conference, Perth, Australia.

McLeod, S., Baker, E., McCormack, J., Wren, Y., Roulstone, S., Crowe, K. & Masso, S. (2016, May). Sound Start Study: Randomized controlled trial of software to enhance preschoolers’ speech and pre-literacy skills. Speech Pathology Australia National Conference, Perth, Australia.

Masso, S., Baker, E., McLeod, S. & McCormack, J. (2015, November). Assessment and analysis of polysyllables in children with speech sound disorders. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association convention, Denver.

McCormack, J. (2015, November). Research and clinical applications of the ICF in pediatric speech-language pathology contexts in Australia. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association conference, Denver, CO, USA.

McCormack, J. (2015, November). Challenges in service delivery across five continents. American Speech-Language-Hearing Association conference, Denver, CO, USA.

Masso, S., Baker, E. & McLeod, S. (2015, August). The story of the echidna and the calculator: Using children’s pronunciation of polysyllables to gain insight into their emergent literacy skills. Australasian Human Development Association conference, Wellington.

Easton, C. & McCormack, J. (2015, July). An ideal world: Increasing awareness of professional beliefs, values and attitudes to improve the support of children with speech and language difficulties in the early years. Australasian Human Development Association conference, Wellington.

Baker, E., McLeod, S., Masso, S., & Wren, Y. (2015, May). Sound Start Study: Dummies, bottles and thumb sucking in preschool children with speech sound disorders. Speech Pathology Australia National Conference, Canberra, Australia.

Baker, E., McLeod, S., Masso, S., Crowe, K., McCormack, J., Wren, Y., & Roulstone, S. (2015, May). Sound Start Study: The home literacy environment and print knowledge of preschool children with speech sound disorders. Speech Pathology Australia National Conference, Canberra, Australia.

Crowe, K., Cumming, T., McCormack, J., McLeod, S., Wren, Y., & Roulstone, S. (2015, May). Sound Start Study: Educators’ perceptions of supporting speech pathology intervention in preschools. Speech Pathology Australia National Conference, Canberra, Australia.

McCormack, J., Baker, E., McLeod, S., Crowe, K., Masso, S., Wren, Y., & Roulstone, S. (2015, May). Sound Start Study: How do children with speech sound disorders feel about their talking? Speech Pathology Australia National Conference, Canberra, Australia.

McLeod, S., Baker, E., McCormack, J., Wren, Y., Roulstone, S., Crowe, K., & Masso, S. (2015, May). Sound Start Study: A community-based randomized controlled trial for preschoolers with speech sound disorders. Speech Pathology Australia National Conference, Canberra, Australia.

McLeod, S., Crowe, K., White, P., Masso, S., Baker, E., McCormack, J., Wren, Y., & Roulstone, S. (2015, May). Sound Start Study: Preschool children’s speech and language is of concern for more parents and teachers than other aspects of development. Speech Pathology Australia National Conference, Canberra, Australia.

Masso, S., Baker, E., McLeod, S. & McCormack, J. (2014). Phonological processing assessments in English for young children with speech sound disorders. Paper presented in the 90 minute panel on Children’s speech assessment: Cross-cultural considerations at the International Clinical Phonetics and Linguistics Association Conference. Stockholm, Sweden.

Poster Presentations

Masso, S., McLeod, S., Baker, E., McCormack, J., & Wang, C. (2016, December). Changes in polysyllable speech accuracy of children with speech sound disorders. Speech Science and Technology Conference, Sydney, Australia.

Masso, S., Baker, E., McLeod, S., Crowe, K., McCormack, J., Wren, Y. & Roulstone, S. (2016, October). Emergent literacy and digital experiences: Exploring the literacy environment of preschool children with speech sound disorders. Services for Australian Rural and Remote Allied Health, Adelaide, Australia.

Masso, S., Baker, E., McLeod, S., McCormack, J., & Crowe, K. (2015, May). Polysyllable production in preschool-aged children with speech sound disorders. Speech Pathology Australia National Conference, Canberra, Australia.

McLeod, S., Crowe, K., Masso, S., Baker, E., McCormack, J., Wren, Y., & Roulstone, S. (2014, June). Talking and making speech sounds is of greater concern for parents and teachers of 4- to 5-year-old children than other aspects of development. Poster presented at the International Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics Conference. Stockholm, Sweden.

Masso, S., Baker, E., McLeod, S., & McCormack, J. (2014, May). Assessment of phonological awareness in children with speech sound disorders: A systematic overview. Speech Pathology Australia National Conference, Melbourne, Australia.

Invited Presentations

Baker, E., (2018, July, September) Optimising outcomes for children with phonological impairment. Two-day workshop for Speech Pathology Australia, Rockhampton, Queensland (5th & 6th July; 6th & 7th September, Adelaide, South Australia).

Masso, S. (2018, August). Phonological awareness, phonological processing, and speech production. What’s new? Sydney Local Health District. Camperdown Community Health centre, Sydney, Australia.

Wren, Y.E. (2018, March) Current research in persistent speech disorder: Findings from a cohort study and RCT. North East Speech Clinical Excellence Network Meeting, Newcastle, UK.

Baker, E., (2017, 30th November, 1st December). Evidence‐based management of speech sound disorders in children: Assessment, analysis, and intervention. Two-day workshop, for Central Coast Area Health District, Gosford Hospital.

Masso, S. (2017, November). Give that kangaroo a microphone: Why we should all care about polysyllabic words. Department of Linguistics, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada

Wren, Y. E. (2017, November). The causal pathway for persistent speech disorder. Northern Ireland Speech Clinical Excellence Network Meeting. University of Ulster, UK.

Baker, E., (2017, 27th July). Evidence‐based update on assessment and intervention for children who have a phonological impairment. One-day workshop presented at Royal Rehab, Ryde for North Sydney Local Health District.

Baker, E. (2017, 17th and 18th February). Evidence-based management of puzzling cases of phonological impairment in children. Two-day workshop for speech Pathology Australia, Brisbane.

Masso, S. (2016, October). An update of the evidence: Polysyllables in assessment and intervention for preschool children with SSD. South East Sydney Local Health District. St George and Sutherland Hospitals and Community Health centres, Sydney, Australia.

McLeod, S. (2016, September). Enhancing lives through partnerships with children, families, professionals, communities and governments. Invited keynote address, New Zealand Speech Therapy Association, Auckland, New Zealand.

McCormack, J. (2016, August). Strengths of using the ICF framework clinically. Invited presentation (30 minutes) in the ICF Implementation from a Global Perspective 4-hour session. International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics, Dublin, Ireland.

McLeod, S. (2016, August). Description of ICF framework. Invited presentation (30 minutes) in the ICF Implementation from a Global Perspective 4-hour session. International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics, Dublin, Ireland.

Baker, E. (2016, 18th and 19th July). Where do I start? Evidence-based management of puzzling cases of phonological impairment in children. Two-day workshop for the Speech Pathology Association of Australia, Darwin, Northern Territory.

McLeod, S. (2016, April). Measuring intelligibility with different listeners: The Intelligibility in Context Scale. Invited address (1 hour + 1 hour online chat), American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Online Conference: Improving Intelligibility of Children with Speech Sound Disorders.

Baker, E. (2016, February, December). Evidence-based management of phonological impairment in children. Two-day workshop, presented for the Speech Pathology Association of Australia, Marcoola Beach, Queensland; Melbourne, Victoria; Adelaide, South Australia.

McCormack, J. (2015) Speech Pathology Australia National Tour. Brisbane, Launceston, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, and Adelaide.

McLeod, S. (2015). Charles Sturt University Public Lecture, Port Macquarie

McCormack, J. (2015, December). Application of the ICF to clinical practice in paediatric speech-language pathology. Speech Pathology Australia continuing professional development online event.

Baker, E. (2015, November). Assessment, analysis and intervention for children with speech sound disorder: An Update. South Eastern Sydney Local Health District, Menai Community Health Centre.

Baker, E. (2015, November). Management of speech sound disorders in children: Translating research knowledge into clinical practice. South Western Sydney Local Health District, Bankstown Community Health Centre.

Baker, E. (2015, October). Management of speech sound disorders in children: Translating research knowledge into clinical practice. Hunter New England Area Local Health District, Tamworth Education Centre.

Masso. S. (2015, October). Getting the juice from the watermelon: Using and understanding polysyllables in the assessment of children with SSD. Preschool Interest Group, Sydney.

Masso. S. (2015, October). The patterns on the caterpillar: Using polysyllables in the assessment of children with SSD. Sydney Northern Beaches Local Health District. Queenscliff Community Health Centre.

Baker, E. (2015, October). Intervention for speech sound disorders in children:  Translating research knowledge into clinical practice. Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District, Wollongong Hospital.

McLeod, S. (2015, September). Bob Meyenn Public Lecture, Albury.

Baker, E. (2015, August). An updated on evidence-based approaches for managing phonological impairment in toddlers, preschool and school-age children. Speech Pathology Australia, Melbourne.

Baker, E. (2015, July). Assessment and intervention for speech sound disorders in children: Translating the latest research into practice. Western Sydney Local Health District, Auburn Hospital.

Wren, Y. E. (2015, March). Phoneme Factory: An evidence based and technological approach to phonology therapy. Association for Speech and Language Therapists in Independent Practice, London, UK.