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Verdon, Sarah; Wong, Sandie; McLeod, Sharynne – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2016
Collaboration with families and communities has been identified as one of six overarching principles to speech and language therapists' (SLTs') engagement in culturally competent practice (Verdon et al., 2015a). The aim of this study was to describe SLTs' collaboration with families and communities when engaging in practice to support the speech,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cultural Relevance, Speech Language Pathology, Allied Health Personnel
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Melogno, Sergio; Pinto, Maria Antonietta; Levi, Gabriel – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2015
This study analyses the case of a gifted child (9;6 year) with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) who had a particularly high verbal IQ (146) and a specific cognitive, linguistic, and metalinguistic profile. A description of some salient behavioral characteristics of the child is provided. A metalinguistic ability test assessing metagrammatical,…
Descriptors: Metalinguistics, Gifted, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Melogno, Sergio; D'Ardia, Caterina; Pinto, Maria Antonietta; Levi, Gabriel – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2012
This article presents case studies on metaphor comprehension in two boys with high-functioning autistic spectrum disorder, aged 9;1 (9 years, 1 month) and 8;11. The participants were assessed twice, before and after an intervention program aimed at improving their social skills. The focus of the article is on the specific patterns exhibited by…
Descriptors: Figurative Language, Comprehension, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders