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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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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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Lee, Sue Ann S. – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2018
The goals of the present study were to (1) examine the effects of the multiple opposition phonological approach on improving phoneme production accuracy in children with severe phonological disorders and (2) explore whether the multiple opposition approach is feasible for the telepractice service delivery model. A multiple-baseline,…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Treatment, Young Children, Phonology, Speech Impairments
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Dodd, Barbara; Ttofari-Eecen, Kyriaki; Brommeyer, Katherine; Ng, Kelly; Reilly, Sheena; Morgan, Angela – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2018
Some children's speech impairment resolves spontaneously. Others have persistent problems affecting academic and social development. Identifying early markers that reliably predict long-term outcome would allow better prioritization for preschool intervention. This article evaluates the significance of different types of speech errors, made by 93…
Descriptors: Delayed Speech, Articulation (Speech), Articulation Impairments, Phonology
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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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Younesian, Sharifeh; Sullivan, Karen A.; Gilmore, Linda; Yadegari, Fariba – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2018
The Maternal Interactive Beliefs Questionnaire (Johnston and Wong, 2002) assesses maternal beliefs about children's language development. This study investigated the psychometric properties of a Persian translation of this questionnaire. The translation followed the protocol of the World Health Organization. Psychometric properties were evaluated…
Descriptors: Translation, Questionnaires, Indo European Languages, Psychometrics
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Cologon, Kathy; Wicks, Lilly; Salvador, Aliza – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2017
This study investigates whether extension of a caregiver-led interactive language program may enhance its effectiveness in supporting communication. Caregiver-led language programs, which focus on establishing responsive interaction patterns to support opportunities for communication between caregivers and young children within natural settings,…
Descriptors: Caregiver Child Relationship, Intervention, Program Effectiveness, Disabilities
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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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Gilkerson, Jill; Richards, Jeffrey A.; Greenwood, Charles R.; Montgomery, Judy K. – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2017
This article describes the development and validation of the Developmental Snapshot, a 52-item parent questionnaire on child language and vocal communication development that can be administered monthly and scored automatically. The Snapshot was created to provide an easily administered monthly progress monitoring tool that enables parents to…
Descriptors: Language Acquisition, Child Language, Infants, Toddlers
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Schaefer, Blanca; Bowyer-Crane, Claudine; Herrmann, Frank; Fricke, Silke – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2016
For professionals working with multilingual children, detecting language deficits in a child's home language can present a challenge. This is largely due to the scarcity of standardized assessments in many children's home languages and missing normative data on multilingual language acquisition. A common approach is to translate existing English…
Descriptors: Screening Tests, Vocabulary, Receptive Language, Multilingualism
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Gibbard, Deborah; Smith, Clare – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2016
Primary language delay remains one of the most prevalent developmental delays in early childhood, particularly in disadvantaged areas. Previous research has established language difficulties and social disadvantage being particular risk factors for adverse outcomes later in life. To help prevent low educational achievement and poorer outcomes,…
Descriptors: Developmental Delays, Disadvantaged, Early Intervention, Preschool Children
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McDonald, David; Proctor, Penny; Gill, Wendy; Heaven, Sue; Marr, Jane; Young, Jane – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2015
The purpose of this addendum is to include within our discussion the findings of Girolametto et al. (2007), a randomized controlled trial of Teacher Talk training, an adapted version of Learning Language and Loving It (LLLI) (Weitzman and Greenberg, 2002). Teacher Talk does not include the coaching and video feedback elements of LLLI. Girolametto…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Speech Therapy, Communication Strategies, Language Acquisition
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Bain, Julie; James, Deborah; Harrison, Mary – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2015
This research study set out to explore the education practitioner's role in promoting communication development in early years classrooms. The study was undertaken in the combined nursery and reception early years unit of a small primary school using an ethnographic approach. Qualitative data was collected through 18 three-hour visits to the…
Descriptors: Child Language, Language Acquisition, Teacher Role, Communication Skills
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McDonald, David; Proctor, Penny; Gill, Wendy; Heaven, Sue; Marr, Jane; Young, Jane – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2015
Intensive Speech and Language Therapy (SLT) training courses for Early Childhood Educators (ECEs) can have a positive effect on their use of interaction strategies that support children's communication skills. The impact of brief SLT training courses is not yet clearly understood. The aims of these two studies were to assess the impact of a brief…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Communication Skills, Speech Therapy, Training
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