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Ebbels, Susan – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2014
This article summarizes the evidence as regards the effectiveness of therapy for grammar for school-aged children with language impairments. I first review studies focusing on specific areas of grammar (both expressive and receptive targets) and then studies aiming to improve language more generally, several of which focus more on the…
Descriptors: Intervention, Grammar, Language Impairments, Expressive Language
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Kulkarni, Amit; Pring, Tim; Ebbels, Susan – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2014
It has been suggested that difficulties with tense and agreement marking are a core feature of language impairment. Hence, studies are required that analyse the effectiveness of intervention in this area, including consideration of whether changes seen in therapy sessions generalize to spontaneous speech. This study assessed the effectiveness of…
Descriptors: Language Impairments, Morphemes, Intervention, Grammar
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Ebbels, Susan – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2007
This paper describes an approach to teaching grammar which has been designed for school-aged children with specific language impairment (SLI). The approach uses shapes, colours and arrows to make the grammatical rules of English explicit. Evidence is presented which supports the use of this approach with older children in the areas of past tense…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Intervention, Language Impairments, Morphemes