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Henry, Lucy A.; Botting, Nicola – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2017
Children with developmental language impairments (DLI) are often reported to show difficulties with working memory. This review describes the four components of the well-established working memory model, and considers whether there is convincing evidence for difficulties within each component in children with DLI. The emphasis is on the most…
Descriptors: Short Term Memory, Language Impairments, Executive Function, Children
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Botting, Nicola; Gaynor, Marguerite; Tucker, Katie; Orchard-Lisle, Ginnie – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2016
Some reports suggest that there is an increase in the number of children identified as having developmental language impairment (Bercow, 2008). yet resource issues have meant that many speech and language therapy services have compromised provision in some way. Thus, efficient ways of identifying need and prioritizing intervention are required.…
Descriptors: Language Impairments, Developmental Disabilities, Children, Intervention
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Manolitsi, Maria; Botting, Nicola – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2011
Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Specific Language Impairment (SLI) are disorders of communication that are sometimes thought to show similar structural language difficulties. Recent research has even suggested that they might be aetiologically related. However, it may be that standardized language tasks are not sensitive enough to detect…
Descriptors: Autism, Language Impairments, Testing, Language Tests
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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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Myers, Lucy; Botting, Nicola – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2008
This study describes the language and literacy skills of 11-year-olds attending a mainstream school in an area of social and economic disadvantage. The proportion of these young people experiencing difficulties in decoding and reading comprehension was identified and the relationship between spoken language skills and reading comprehension…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Reading Comprehension, Oral Language, Test Norms
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Wetherell, Danielle; Botting, Nicola; Conti-Ramsden, Gina – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2007
There is a debate about whether the language of children with primary language disorders and normal cognitive levels is qualitatively different from those with language impairments who have low or borderline non-verbal IQ (NVIQ). As children reach adolescence, this distinction may be even harder to ascertain, especially in naturalistic settings.…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Adolescents, Standardized Tests, Intelligence Quotient
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Pratt, Catherine; Botting, Nicola; Conti-Ramsden, Gina – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2006
The present study explores the characteristics and concerns of a group of mothers of young people with a history of specific language impairment (SLI). Altogether, 52 young people and their mothers participated. Psychometric tests were used to assess mothers' cognitive and literacy performance and socio-economic status was also recorded. Maternal…
Descriptors: Psychometrics, Measures (Individuals), Cognitive Ability, Literacy
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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