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Pinto, Maria; Gardner, Hilary – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2014
There is a rapidly increasing range of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) systems available for children who cannot communicate orally. Finding the best system for any one user is a challenge for the professionals and carers involved. As yet the use of portable, tablet forms of communication aid has been little researched, despite…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Handheld Devices, Mothers
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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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Emms, Laila; Gardner, Hilary – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2010
The primary purpose of this study was to establish whether contrasting teaching methods had an effect on performance accuracy in the recall of graphic symbols. The secondary purpose was to establish whether the iconicity of symbols had an effect on performance accuracy. A direct symbol-teaching method and a contextual symbol-teaching method were…
Descriptors: Learning Problems, Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Physical Disabilities, Program Effectiveness
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Gardner, Hilary – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2006
This paper describes the pilot of an interactional training programme designed for speech and language therapists to use with school support assistants, students and parents to enhance their implementation of therapy for children with speech sound difficulties. Collaborative therapy sessions in a school setting were videoed to encourage reflection…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Art Therapy, Interaction, Children