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Sowden, Hannah; Perkins, Mick; Clegg, Judy – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2011
There are many different approaches to intervention aimed at facilitating the social and communicative abilities of children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Behavioural interventions seek to improve the social and communicative abilities of children with ASD through interaction. Recently there has been a move towards naturalistic…
Descriptors: Communication Strategies, Intervention, Autism, Interaction
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Hutchinson, Jane; Clegg, Judy – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2011
In the UK there is much concern about the educational progress of children from areas of significant social disadvantage entering primary school with impoverished language skills. These children are not routinely referred to speech and language therapy services and therefore education practitioners in schools deliver intervention to facilitate…
Descriptors: Evidence, Intervention, Young Children, Program Effectiveness
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Spencer, Sarah; Clegg, Judy; Stackhouse, Joy – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2010
Assessing adolescent language skills poses significant challenges due to the subtle nature of language proficiency at this age, along with the high linguistic demands both academically and socially. As with young children, the current range of language assessments designed specifically for adolescents mostly includes standardized tests. This…
Descriptors: Standardized Tests, Adolescents, Interviews, Program Effectiveness
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Clegg, Judy; Stackhouse, Joy; Finch, Katy; Murphy, Claire; Nicholls, Shelley – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2009
In the UK, exclusions from school because of behaviour problems usually occur when other alternatives have proved unsuccessful. There is some evidence to suggest that behaviour problems and resulting school exclusions are associated with language impairment. In older children who are permanently excluded, expressive rather than receptive language…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Emotional Problems, Language Impairments, Receptive Language