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Murphy, Aoife; Franklin, Sue; Breen, Annemarie; Hanlon, Molly; McNamara, Aoife; Bogue, Aine; James, Emily – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2017
Young people from areas of socioeconomic disadvantage (SED) are more likely to present with language difficulties, particularly vocabulary difficulties. Studies have shown the effectiveness of vocabulary interventions for children with language impairment but not for adolescents from areas of SED. This article aims to establish the effectiveness…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Teaching Methods, Vocabulary Development, Secondary School Students
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Morlock, Larissa; Reynolds, Jennifer L.; Fisher, Sycarah; Comer, Ronald J. – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2015
Video modeling involves the learner viewing videos of a model demonstrating a target skill. According to the National Professional Development Center on Autism Spectrum Disorders (2011), video modeling is an evidenced-based intervention for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in elementary through middle school. Little research exists…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Intervention
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Durkin, Kevin; Conti-Ramsden, Gina – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2010
This article provides a review of research into the social and emotional functioning of adolescents with specific language impairment (SLI). In particular, we focus on peer relations, peer friendships, bullying, emotional difficulties and psychiatric difficulties. As a group, adolescents with SLI tend to be more vulnerable to problems in these…
Descriptors: Language Impairments, Young Adults, Adolescents, Social Development
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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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Murphy, Judith; Dodd, Barbara – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2010
Children who have sensory, cognitive or oromotor deficits, or come from a bilingual-speaking background are currently excluded from the diagnosis of specific language impairment (SLI). Emerging evidence, however, suggests that at least 7% of all children have language learning difficulties, irrespective of other diagnoses or language learning…
Descriptors: Learning Problems, Speech Communication, Language Impairments, Hearing Impairments
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Wilson, Gemma; Nash, Marysia; Earl, Gill – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2010
Language difficulties persist in a proportion of young people first identified in their early school years (Bishop and Adams, 1990; Stothard et al., 1998), and speech and language therapy (SLT) within secondary education is a developing area of expertise. This article briefly describes the rationale for collaboration between teachers and SLT…
Descriptors: Concept Mapping, Learning Problems, Teacher Characteristics, Language of Instruction
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McLeod, Sharynne; McKinnon, David H. – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2010
Prioritization of school students with additional learning needs is a reality due to a finite resource base. Limited evidence exists regarding teachers' prioritization of primary and secondary school students with additional learning needs. The aim of the present article was to differentiate teachers' perceptions of the level of support required…
Descriptors: Economic Status, Mental Retardation, Academic Achievement, Communication Disorders
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Simkin, Zoe; Conti-Ramsden, Gina – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2009
The opinions of adolescents about their earlier specialist educational provision in the UK, i.e. language units, have received little attention in the literature. This study examines the views of young people and their parents on language units and also evaluates opinions concerning the young people's language difficulties. One hundred and…
Descriptors: Language Impairments, Adolescent Attitudes, Adolescents, Specialists
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Martin, Deirdre – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2008
The paper presents a new way of understanding and investigating inter-professional learning across agencies for children and young people with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) in schools in England. It considers specifically speech and language therapy staff and school staff learning to work together and working to learn together in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, English (Second Language), Interprofessional Relationship
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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