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Wilson, Leanne; McNeill, Brigid C.; Gillon, Gail T. – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2019
This study examined whether children's speech and literacy skills were impacted by co-working among student speech-language pathologists (SLPs) and student teachers during an inter-professional education (IPE) initiative. Seven five-year-old children who demonstrated difficulties with speech and/or phonological awareness participated in three…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Allied Health Personnel, Speech Language Pathology, Student Teachers
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Lee, Sue Ann S. – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2018
The goals of the present study were to (1) examine the effects of the multiple opposition phonological approach on improving phoneme production accuracy in children with severe phonological disorders and (2) explore whether the multiple opposition approach is feasible for the telepractice service delivery model. A multiple-baseline,…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Treatment, Young Children, Phonology, Speech Impairments
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Flanagan, Kieran J.; Ttofari Eecen, Kyriaki – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2018
Approximately 10% of children with a speech sound disorder present with an inconsistent phonological disorder, characterized by inconsistent production of words across multiple trials. A number of studies have provided evidence of the efficacy of core vocabulary therapy for the remediation of this speech sound disorder with a dosage of two…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Speech Impairments, Phonology, Speech Therapy
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Godin, Marie-Pier; Gagné, Andréanne; Chapleau, Nathalie – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2018
The aim of this longitudinal study was to examine spelling acquisition in French children with developmental language disorder (DLD) over a school year. Through a fine-grained spelling error analysis, we investigated whether spelling profiles could be established in the DLD population. This study comprised three groups: a typically developing (TD)…
Descriptors: Spelling, French, Language Acquisition, Error Patterns
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King, Diane; Palikara, Olympia – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2018
Language abilities in adolescents with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) are variable and can be challenging to ascertain with confidence. This study aimed to compare and evaluate different forms of language assessment: standardized language testing, narrative analysis and parent/teacher reports. 14 adolescents with ASD and 14 typically developing…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Language Skills
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Alsford, Elizabeth; Ralephata, Andrew; Bolderson, Sarah; Curtin, Martina; Parish, Esther; Klaber, Victoria; Griffin, Sue; Nash, Lisa; Cullen, Rachel; Musoke, Brenda; Bhalla, Sangheeta; Walker, Lindsay; Duffer, Luisa; O'Sullivan, Sylvia; Knowland, Victoria; Cozens, Suzanne; McLaren, Lindsey; Camilleri, Bernard; Halil, Suzan; Furze, Rachael; Leung, Wai; O'Gorman, Ciara; Carver, Verity; Young, Dorothy; Pring, Tim – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2017
Substantial evidence exists that social circumstances can affect children's language development. As a result many children in socially deprived areas start school with delayed language, which may persist and adversely affect their attainment. We assessed the language of children in seven reception classes in a London (UK) borough and followed the…
Descriptors: Language Acquisition, English, Native Language, English (Second Language)
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Murphy, Aoife; Franklin, Sue; Breen, Annemarie; Hanlon, Molly; McNamara, Aoife; Bogue, Aine; James, Emily – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2017
Young people from areas of socioeconomic disadvantage (SED) are more likely to present with language difficulties, particularly vocabulary difficulties. Studies have shown the effectiveness of vocabulary interventions for children with language impairment but not for adolescents from areas of SED. This article aims to establish the effectiveness…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Teaching Methods, Vocabulary Development, Secondary School Students
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Waring, Rebecca; Eadie, Patricia; Liow, Susan Rickard; Dodd, Barbara – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2017
While little is known about why children make speech errors, it has been hypothesized that cognitive-linguistic factors may underlie phonological speech sound disorders. This study compared the phonological short-term and phonological working memory abilities (using immediate memory tasks) and receptive vocabulary size of 14 monolingual preschool…
Descriptors: Short Term Memory, Foreign Countries, Delayed Speech, Phonology
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Masso, Sarah; McCabe, Patricia; Baker, Elise – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2014
Accurate production of polysyllables (words of three or more syllables) can be challenging for children with phonological impairment. Research with typically developing children has suggested that children can improve their polysyllable productions in response to requests for clarification containing an incorrect model of a target word (Gozzard et…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Speech Impairments, Phonology, Syllables
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Hasson, Natalie; Dodd, Barbara – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2014
Dynamic assessments (DA) of language have been shown to be a useful addition to the battery of tests used to diagnose language impairments in children, and to evaluate their skills. The current article explores the value of the information gained from a DA in planning intervention for a child with language impairment. A single case study was used…
Descriptors: Language Impairments, Evaluation Methods, Speech Therapy, Speech Language Pathology
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Hasson, Natalie; Botting, Nicola – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2010
This article describes the construction of a procedure for dynamic assessment of the expressive grammar of children already identified with language impairments. Few instruments exist for the dynamic assessment of language, and those that have been developed have been largely used to successfully differentiate language impaired from culturally…
Descriptors: Children, Language Impairments, Expressive Language, Grammar
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Friberg, Jennifer C. – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2010
Nine preschool and school-age language assessment tools found to have acceptable levels of identification accuracy were evaluated to determine their overall levels of psychometric validity for use in diagnosing the presence/absence of language impairment. Eleven specific criteria based on those initially devised by McCauley and Swisher (1984) were…
Descriptors: Test Selection, Language Impairments, Test Validity, Psychometrics
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Lloyd, Helen; Paintin, Kath; Botting, Nicola – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2006
Three groups of children with communication disorders were assessed using the CELF (Clinical Evaluation of Language Fundamentals). The results were used to compare the language skills of children with specific language impairment (SLI), autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) and a middle group who shared some characteristics of both SLI and ASD (Shared…
Descriptors: Language Skills, Sentences, Communication Disorders, Autism