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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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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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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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White, Sarah; Spencer, Sarah – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2018
Many speech and language therapy (SLT) services have limited capacity for providing school-based input. Some offer commissioned SLT input, to enhance the service provided by the UK National Health Service (NHS), giving schools the option to increase the amount and scope of SLT intervention. This two-tiered model of service provision is relatively…
Descriptors: Speech Therapy, Health Services, Models, Intervention
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Jean-Baptiste, Rachel; Klein, Harriet B.; Brates, Danielle; Moses, Nelson – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2018
This study was designed to examine the strength of question types to obligate complete responses from children, and the effect of age and play context. Participants were typically developing children (mean ages 2;8, 3;4 and 4;7), who engaged in play with three speech-language pathologists in play contexts. Questions posed to the children were…
Descriptors: Sentences, Syntax, Statistical Analysis, Responses
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Jago, Suzanne; Radford, Julie – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2017
Effective collaborative practice is expected of newly qualified speech and language therapists (SLTs) in order to achieve the best outcomes for clients. Research into collaborative practice has identified a number of barriers to and facilitators of collaborative practice, but there has been limited research into how well prepared newly qualified…
Descriptors: Speech Language Pathology, Allied Health Personnel, Foreign Countries, Semi Structured Interviews
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Smith, Clare; Gibbard, Deborah; Higgins, Louise – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2017
Speech and language therapists (SLT) frequently operate in an integrated manner, working with other professionals in the delivery of services to children. Since the end of the 1990s within the UK SLTs have developed integrated services within the field of public health. This study reports an evaluation of an integrated model of service delivery…
Descriptors: Language Acquisition, Public Health, Speech Language Pathology, Allied Health Personnel
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Allen, Sarah; Crawford, Paul; Mulla, Imran – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2017
Early intervention is widely recommended for children at risk of difficulties with speech, language and communication. Evidence for effective practice remains limited due in part to inherent difficulties in defining complex interventions and measuring change. The innovative Language Environment Analysis (LENA) system has exciting potential for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Intervention, Deafness, Hearing Impairments
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Sigurd Pilesjö, Maja; Norén, Niklas – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2017
This Conversation Analysis study investigated how a speech and language therapist (SLT) created opportunities for communication aid use in multiparty conversation. An SLT interacted with a child with multiple disabilities and her grandparents in a home setting, using a bliss board. The analyses demonstrated a practice where the SLT employed…
Descriptors: Speech Language Pathology, Allied Health Personnel, Communication Strategies, Multiple Disabilities
Breit-Smith, Allison; Olszewski, Arnold; Swoboda, Christopher; Guo, Ying; Prendeville, Jo-Anne – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2017
This study explores the outcomes of an interactive book reading intervention featuring expository picture books. This small-group intervention was delivered by four practitioners (two early childhood special education teachers and two speech-language pathologists) three times per week for 8 weeks to 6 preschool-age children (3 years 1 month to 4…
Descriptors: Language Impairments, Preschool Children, Text Structure, Picture Books
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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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Botting, Nicola; Gaynor, Marguerite; Tucker, Katie; Orchard-Lisle, Ginnie – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2016
Some reports suggest that there is an increase in the number of children identified as having developmental language impairment (Bercow, 2008). yet resource issues have meant that many speech and language therapy services have compromised provision in some way. Thus, efficient ways of identifying need and prioritizing intervention are required.…
Descriptors: Language Impairments, Developmental Disabilities, Children, Intervention
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Martin, Maureen K; Wright, Lindsay Elizabeth; Perry, Susan; Cornett, Daphne; Schraeder, Missy; Johnson, James T. – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2016
Research into intervention strategies for developmental verbal dyspraxia (DVD) clearly demonstrates the need to identify effective interventions. The goals of this study were to examine changes in articulation skills following the use of phonetic, multimodal intervention and to consider the relationship between these improved articulation skills…
Descriptors: Articulation (Speech), Articulation Impairments, Intervention, Allied Health Personnel
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Brebner, Chris; Jovanovic, Jessie; Lawless, Angela; Young, Jessica – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2016
Young children need rich learning experiences to maximize their potential. Early childhood educators (ECEs) working in childcare have knowledge of individual children as well as skills and professional knowledge that afford opportunities to provide language-rich environments for learning. To successfully work in partnership with ECEs,…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Foreign Countries, Preschool Children, Learning Experience
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