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Geronikou, Eleftheria; Vance, Maggie; Wells, Bill; Thomson, Jenny – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2019
Intervention with children with speech and language difficulties has been proven beneficial compared with no treatment yet, knowing what type of intervention to provide remains a challenge. Studies of English-speaking children indicate that intervention targeting the production of morphological targets may have a positive effect on phonological…
Descriptors: Greek, Males, Speech Impairments, Intervention
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St. John, Pip; Vance, Maggie – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2014
Research indicates that a significant number of children enter primary school with insufficient vocabulary knowledge. This study investigates whether a small group daily word learning programme delivered by the class teacher can improve word learning in young children. Eighteen children, aged five to six years, with English as an additional…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocabulary, Vocabulary Development, Program Effectiveness
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Crosskey, Liz; Vance, Maggie – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2011
Many children with speech, language and communication needs are educated in mainstream schools. Current policy and practice includes training for school staff in facilitating the development of speaking and listening skills. This study evaluates one such training package that focuses on supporting pupils' listening skills, delivered in a…
Descriptors: Listening Skills, Questionnaires, Mainstreaming, Skill Development
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Gilmore, Jo; Vance, Maggie – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2007
Children with developmental disorders may present with listening and/or speech discrimination difficulties. This study explores whether teachers can identify these difficulties, using a questionnaire that rates children's listening, speech discrimination and comprehension abilities. The questionnaire was given to class-teachers of 52 pupils, aged…
Descriptors: Questionnaires, Listening Skills, Teacher Attitudes, Student Behavior