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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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Geronikou, Eleftheria; Rees, Rachel – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2016
This study investigated the possibility that similar speech error patterns in children may arise from different patterns of underlying speech processing difficulties. Four Greek children (aged 4;7-5;6 years) with similar speech output difficulties were assessed with a range of experimental tasks with phonologically matched items in order to…
Descriptors: Speech Impairments, Greek, Speech Skills, Experimental Groups
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Giannakopoulou, Anastasia; Uther, Maria; Ylinen, Sari – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2013
Speech sounds that contain multiple phonetic cues are often difficult for foreign-language learners, especially if certain cues are weighted differently in the foreign and native languages. Greek adult and child speakers of English were studied to determine the effect of native language on second-language (L2) cue weighting and, in particular, to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adults, Children, English (Second Language)
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Manolitsi, Maria; Botting, Nicola – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2011
Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Specific Language Impairment (SLI) are disorders of communication that are sometimes thought to show similar structural language difficulties. Recent research has even suggested that they might be aetiologically related. However, it may be that standardized language tasks are not sensitive enough to detect…
Descriptors: Autism, Language Impairments, Testing, Language Tests