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Reeves, Louisa; Freed, Jenny; Wright, Jonathan; Wood, Elizabeth; Black, Rachael; Hartshorne, Mary; Adams, Catherine – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2019
Oral language skills in childhood are known to predict literacy levels and academic performance. Identification of children's low-average oral language skills in school is challenging when clear criteria for developmental language disorder are not met. There are few studies of targeted, school-based oral language interventions for the older child.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Oral Language, Language Skills, Communication Skills
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Lim, Jacqueline; McCabe, Patricia; Purcell, Alison – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2019
This study explored the feasibility of training school teaching assistants to provide the treatment, Dynamic Temporal and Tactile Cueing to treat childhood apraxia of speech (CAS, also known as developmental verbal dyspraxia). The study used a single case experimental design across behaviours and a qualitative evaluation of teaching assistant…
Descriptors: Tactual Perception, Cues, Teaching Methods, Case Studies
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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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Law, James; Tulip, Josie; Stringer, Helen; Cockerill, Maria; Dockrell, Julie – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2019
The nature of 'Teacher talk' is likely to have a considerable bearing on the child's learning but measuring the communication environment in the classroom can present challenges. One tool which does this is the Communication Supporting Classroom Observation Tool (CSCOT). Initial use suggested that it was valid and reliably used by specialists…
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Classroom Environment, Observation, Foreign Countries
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Calet, Nuria; Pérez-Morenilla, M. Carmen; De los Santos-Roig, Macarena – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2019
Apart from speed and accuracy, prosody has recently been included as another component of skilled reading, as its role in reading comprehension is being increasingly recognized. Prosodic reading refers to the use of prosodic features of language during reading, including suitable pauses, stress and intonation and appropriate phrasing. The aim of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Grade 4, Reading Difficulties
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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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Schaefer, Blanca; Ehlert, Hanna; Kemp, Lisa; Hoesl, Kristina; Schrader, Verena; Warnecke, Clarissa; Herrmann, Frank – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2019
There is a need to provide bilingual assessments and reference data to identify those who struggle to acquire their heritage language (L1) or the language spoken in the country of residence (L2). However, bilingual assessments and data are still sparse. Therefore, the aim was to use a tablet application to screen receptive vocabulary in different…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, German, Turkish, Polish
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Dawes, Emily; Leitão, Suze; Claessen, Mary; Kane, Robert – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2019
Although children with developmental language disorder demonstrate poor inferential comprehension, few studies have evaluated the effect of interventions to improve inferencing. This study aimed to investigate the efficacy of a small-group intervention designed to improve oral inferential comprehension of narrative discourse. Thirty-seven 5- to…
Descriptors: Young Children, Language Impairments, Developmental Disabilities, Oral Language
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Nicholas, Katrina; Alt, Mary; Hauwiller, Ella – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2019
The purpose of this study was to investigate the role of variability in teaching prepositions to preschoolers with typical development (TD) and developmental language disorder (DLD). Input variability during teaching can enhance learning, but is target dependent. We hypothesized that high variability of objects would improve preposition learning.…
Descriptors: Linguistic Input, Form Classes (Languages), Language Acquisition, Preschool Children
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Beatrijs, Wille; Kristiane, Van Lierde; Mieke, Van Herreweghe – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2019
One way of increasing caregivers' language accessibility when interacting with a deaf child is through visual communication strategies. By using both a longitudinal and cross-sectional approach, this study will reveal which strategies deaf and hearing parents prefer and implement in their daily communication with their deaf children. First, the…
Descriptors: Parent Child Relationship, Communication Strategies, Deafness, Infants
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McDonald, David; Colmer, Sarah; Guest, Susan; Humber, Dawn; Ward, Charlotte; Young, Jane – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2019
The aims of this small-scale study were to explore the feasibility and outcomes of a parent-implemented intervention for two-year-olds at risk of language difficulties, and to explore the implications for the public health model of speech and language therapy (SLT). This adds to limited research into targeted SLT public health interventions. It is…
Descriptors: Young Children, At Risk Persons, Early Intervention, Speech Therapy
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Cunningham, Barbara Jane; Kwok, Elaine; Earle, Cindy; Oram Cardy, Janis – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2019
This study explored participation- and impairment-based outcomes for 24 late-to-talk toddlers (M age = 20.46 months, SD = 3.09, 62.5% male) whose parents participated in Target Word™, The Hanen Program® for Parents of Children who are Late Talkers in community clinics across Ontario. Parents completed the MacArthur-Bates Communicative Development…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Child Language, Delayed Speech, Language Impairments
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Wilson, Leanne; McNeill, Brigid C.; Gillon, Gail T. – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2019
This study examined whether children's speech and literacy skills were impacted by co-working among student speech-language pathologists (SLPs) and student teachers during an inter-professional education (IPE) initiative. Seven five-year-old children who demonstrated difficulties with speech and/or phonological awareness participated in three…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Allied Health Personnel, Speech Language Pathology, Student Teachers
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Harvey, Hannah; Spencer, Sarah – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2019
Language units are specialist educational settings that provide integrated speech and language therapy and curriculum delivery for children with severe language disorders within mainstream schools. This study presents an account of a preschool language unit (PLU) from the perspectives of children with language disorders currently in attendance,…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Speech Language Pathology, Allied Health Personnel, Language Impairments
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Reeves, Louisa; Hartshorne, Mary; Black, Rachael; Atkinson, Jill; Baxter, Amanda; Pring, Tim – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2018
Pre-school education has been greatly expanded in the United Kingdom in the last two decades and further expansion is planned. Its provision allows parents to take up employment thus increasing family incomes and it is expected to narrow the gap between socially disadvantaged children and their peers. The latter is important as studies have shown…
Descriptors: Intervention, Toddlers, Delayed Speech, Program Effectiveness
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