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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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Carroll, Clare; Sixsmith, Jane – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2016
While participatory research approaches are being developed and applied within speech and language therapy practice it is not clear that all children are afforded the opportunity to participate in such activities. This study aimed to explore the involvement of young children, aged between two and four years, with developmental disabilities in the…
Descriptors: Young Children, Early Intervention, Developmental Disabilities, Listening
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Lyons, Rena; Brennan, Sara; Carroll, Clare – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2016
The everyday lives of children with disabilities are not well understood, with few studies exploring how participation in everyday life is conceptualized and given meaning. The overall aims of this study were, first, to explore parental views of their children's participation and, second, to identify barriers and facilitators in relation to…
Descriptors: Down Syndrome, Children, Parent Attitudes, Qualitative Research
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Murray, Aisling; Egan, Suzanne M. – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2014
This study uses a nationally representative sample of 9-month-old infants and their families from the Growing Up in Ireland (GUI) study to investigate if reading to infants is associated with higher scores on contemporaneous indicators of cognitive development independently of other language-based interactions between parent and infant, such as…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Infants, Child Development, Cognitive Development
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O'Toole, Ciara; Hickey, Tina M. – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2013
Diagnosing specific language impairment (SLI) in monolingual children is a complex task, with some controversy regarding criteria. Diagnosis of SLI in bilinguals is made more complex by the lack of standardized assessments and poor understanding of clinical markers in languages other than English. There is an added complexity when one of the…
Descriptors: Standardized Tests, Language Impairments, Bilingualism, Monolingualism
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Lyons, Rena; O'Malley, Mary Pat; O'Connor, Patricia; Monaghan, Una – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2010
Little research to date explores parental experiences of early intervention. This study uses action research over a six-month period to explore the expectations and experiences of parents whose children attended an early-intervention group for speech/language impairments. This intervention programme was facilitated by a speech and language…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Action Research, Focus Groups, Language Impairments