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Bruce, Barbro; Hansson, Kristina – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2019
Children with a history of developmental language disorder (DLD) entering school are a challenge for classroom teachers. Teachers are often not very familiar with DLD, and language difficulties in school age children are often not obvious in context-supported everyday language. However, their language is still vulnerable. The teachers' way of…
Descriptors: Developmental Disabilities, Language Impairments, Oral Language, Interpersonal Communication
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Sundström, Simon; Löfkvist, Ulrika; Lyxell, Björn; Samuelsson, Christina – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2018
Children with hearing impairment (HI) are at an increased risk of developing speech and language problems similar to those of children with developmental language disorder (DLD), including difficulties with phonology and grammar. This study investigated similarities and differences in phonological and grammatical production between children with…
Descriptors: Developmental Delays, Language Impairments, Syntax, Task Analysis
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Samuelsson, Christina; Plejert, Charlotta – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2015
Models of speech and language intervention for communicative disabilities vary from structured programmes to more interactive and ecological methods (Fey, 1986). Ideally, a model for intervention should fit the interests and personality of the patient, focus on crucial aspects of speech and language, and be suited to the patient's everyday…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Impairments, Child Caregivers, Allied Health Personnel
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Samuelsson, Christina – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2011
Swedish has a complicated prosodic system, compared, for example, with English. A large proportion of Swedish children with language impairment (LI) have prosodic problems to some extent. There are few descriptions in the literature of prosody intervention, which means that clinicians must rely on their overall linguistic and therapeutic knowledge…
Descriptors: Intervention, Speech Therapy, Language Impairments, Foreign Countries
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Samuelsson, Christina – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2009
Prosody carries a lot of information relevant for our understanding of spoken messages. In addition, prosody plays an important role in signalling attitudes and emotions. Prosodic features also constitute an important resource that participants use to achieve mutual understanding in interaction. The aim of this study was to point to possible…
Descriptors: Intonation, Language Impairments, Testing, Language Tests
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Hedenbro, Monica; Tjus, Tomas – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2007
Early triadic interaction, the reciprocal action between mother-father-child, is described in the family of a girl diagnosed with autistic spectrum disorder (DSM 299.00) and learning difficulties at seven years. By chance, the family participated in a longitudinal study examining triadic interaction in 20 Swedish families using the Lausanne…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Language Skills, Learning Problems, Interaction
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Bruce, Barbro; Hansson, Kristina; Nettelbladt, Ulrika – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2007
This paper explores language intervention for children with specific language impairment in Sweden. The elicitation strategies, style of interaction and language production used by speech and language pathologists (SLPs) were analyzed in two conditions, free conversation and training of grammar. In training, the grammatical targets were used…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Pathology, Intervention, Language Impairments
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Samuelsson, Christina; Nettelbladt, Ulrika; Lofqvist, Anders – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2005
A previous study has shown that Swedish children with language impairment have prosodic problems at different levels of language. The aim of this study is to investigate prosodic problems at the discourse level in two of the children to see whether they are related to pragmatic problems. Prosodic and pragmatic abilities were assessed by perceptual…
Descriptors: Language Impairments, Suprasegmentals, Children, Pragmatics