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Heikkilä, Jenni; Lonka, Eila; Meronen, Auli; Tuovinen, Sisko; Eronen, Raija; Leppänen, Paavo H. T.; Richardson, Ulla; Ahonen, Timo; Tiippana, Kaisa – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2018
We developed a computerized audiovisual training programme for school-aged children with specific language impairment (SLI) to improve their phonological skills. The programme included various tasks requiring phonological decisions. Spoken words, pictures, letters and written syllables were used as training material. Spoken words were presented…
Descriptors: Phonological Awareness, Language Impairments, Foreign Countries, Children
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Mäkinen, Leena; Soile, Loukusa; Ilaria, Gabbatore; Sari, Kunnari – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2018
This three-year follow-up study investigated the associations of narrative and reading skills in typically developing Finnish children. Twenty children performed narrative retelling and story generation tasks twice, at five and eight years of age. Reading comprehension and word recognition tests were performed at the age of eight. Narratives were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Story Telling, Reading Comprehension, Word Recognition
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Partanen, Lea Aulikki; Olsén, Päivi; Mäkikallio, Kaarin; Korkalainen, Noora; Heikkinen, Hanna; Heikkinen, Minna; Yliherva, Anneli – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2017
Foetal growth restriction is associated with problems in neurocognitive development. In the present study, prospectively collected cohorts of foetal growth restricted (FGR) and appropriate for gestational age grown (AGA) children were examined at early school-age by using the Children's Communication Checklist-2 (CCC-2) to test the hypothesis that…
Descriptors: Pregnancy, Prenatal Influences, Cognitive Development, Child Development
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Isoaho, Pia; Kauppila, Timo; Launonen, Kaisa – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2016
Specific language impairment (SLI) is a condition that affects children's emerging language skills. Many different language skills can be affected in SLI, but not all individuals with SLI have the same set of difficulties. As a result, SLI is a highly heterogeneous condition. The ability to read and understand written text is a higher function of…
Descriptors: Language Impairments, Language Skills, Hypothesis Testing, Longitudinal Studies
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Yliherva, Anneli; Loukusa, Soile; Vaisanen, Raija; Pyper, Amanda; Moilanen, Irma – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2009
The communication skills of typically developing Finnish-speaking children between three and six years of age were examined using the Children's Communication Checklist (CCC). The differences between the boys and girls were also investigated. Results showed that the performance of the three-year-old children differed on the Speech subscale of the…
Descriptors: Check Lists, Rhetoric, Syntax, Preschool Children