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Wilson, Jean; Aldersley, Anna; Dobson, Catherine; Edgar, Silke; Harding, Christian; Luckins, Jessie; Wiseman, Fiona; Pring, Tim – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2015
Word finding difficulties are often seen in children with language difficulties. Their problem is readily observed and has led to investigations of its nature and encouraged attempts at intervention. Semantic errors in their naming suggest that their knowledge of items is poorly developed and that therapies to strengthen it may be effective.…
Descriptors: Semantics, Therapy, Outcomes of Treatment, Language Impairments
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Riches, Nick G. – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2013
This study taught the passive to two children with specific language impairment (aged 8;1 and 8;2). It employed usage-based principles including "constructional grounding"; using short structures as the basis for acquiring long structures, and "construction conspiracy"; encouraging analogies between partially overlapping…
Descriptors: Children, Language Impairments, Language Skills, Intervention
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Purse, Katie; Gardner, Hilary – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2013
This study aimed to consider collaborative practice in contributing to joint assessment and producing appropriate referral of children to speech and language therapy (SLT). Results of formal testing of selected comprehension skills are compared with functional/classroom performance as rated by class teachers. Thirty children aged 6.5-8.4 years,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Speech Therapy, Young Children, Elementary School Students
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Wener, Sarah E; Archibald, Lisa MD – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2011
This pilot study with an n-of-1 design examined whether children with a specific language impairment without working memory impairment (SLI), a specific working memory impairment without language impairment (SWMI), or mixed language and working memory impairments (L&WMI) may respond differently to treatment targeting verbal or visuospatial…
Descriptors: Language Impairments, Racial Differences, Short Term Memory, Outcomes of Treatment