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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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Green, Katherine B.; Towson, Jacqueline A.; Head, Cynthia; Janowski, Brittany; Smith, Laura – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2018
Family-centered practices that build caregiver capacity are a central focus of early intervention services for young children with disabilities. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the feasibility of adapting the "Parents Interacting with Infants" (PIWI) facilitated playgroup model to target effective communication strategies for…
Descriptors: Communication Problems, Language Skills, Language Impairments, Parent Child Relationship
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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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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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Partanen, Lea Aulikki; Olsén, Päivi; Mäkikallio, Kaarin; Korkalainen, Noora; Heikkinen, Hanna; Heikkinen, Minna; Yliherva, Anneli – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2017
Foetal growth restriction is associated with problems in neurocognitive development. In the present study, prospectively collected cohorts of foetal growth restricted (FGR) and appropriate for gestational age grown (AGA) children were examined at early school-age by using the Children's Communication Checklist-2 (CCC-2) to test the hypothesis that…
Descriptors: Pregnancy, Prenatal Influences, Cognitive Development, Child Development
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Brebner, Chris; Attrill, Stacie; Marsh, Claire; Coles, Lilienne – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2017
Professional development can provide opportunities to develop new skills and knowledge, and to apply them to practice in a sustainable way. However, delivery of professional development needs to consider the philosophies and pedagogies of training recipients, and activities should be tailored to meet their needs. This article reports on an…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers, Faculty Development, Models
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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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Deckers, Stijn R. J. M.; Van Zaalen, Yvonne; Stoep, Judith; Van Balkom, Hans; Verhoeven, Ludo – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2016
Enhancing communication performance skills may help children with Down Syndrome (DS) to expand their opportunities for participation in daily life. It is a clinical challenge for speech-language pathologists (SLP) to disentangle various mechanisms that contribute to the language and communication problems that children with DS encounter. Without…
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Down Syndrome, Case Studies, Speech Language Pathology
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de Carlos Isla, Mercedes; Fortea, Inmaculada Baixauli – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2016
Children with Angelman syndrome (AS) exhibit significant social, communicative and cognitive difficulties. The aim of this case study was to describe the profile of communicative abilities of a child with AS, before and after the implementation of the Hanen program "More than Words" (MTW). Additionally, changes on the language directed…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Profiles, Program Implementation, Communicative Competence (Languages)
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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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Washington, Karla N.; Thomas-Stonell, Nancy; McLeod, Sharynne; Warr-Leeper, Genese – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2015
The purpose of this article is to describe communicative-participation outcomes measured by the Focus on the Outcomes of Communication Under Six (FOCUS©; Thomas-Stonell et al., 2013) for interventions provided by speech-language pathologists (SLPs) in different community settings for preschoolers with speech-language impairments (Sp/LI) with and…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Preschool Children, Speech Impairments, Language Impairments
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Funazaki, Yasuhiro; Oi, Manabu – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2013
This study aimed to clarify factors related to difficulties in responding to "yes/no" questions (Y/N-Qs) among 52 children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), 41 boys and 11 girls aged between 3:5-16:0 years. Participants completed the Tanaka-Binet Intelligence Scale V, the Picture Vocabulary Test: Revised (PVT-R), and the Pervasive…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Responses, Communication Problems
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Emerson, Anne; Dearden, Jackie – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2013
A 10-year-old boy with autism was part of an evaluation of an innovative intervention focused on improving communication skills. His school was using the minimal speech approach (Potter and Whittaker, 2001) with all children in accordance with government guidance. The pupil's receptive language had not been formally assessed due to his lack of…
Descriptors: Males, Autism, Children, Intervention
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Mroz, Maria – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2012
The recommendations from the Bercow Review of services for children with speech, language and communication needs (DCSF, 2008a) have significant implications for the training of pre-service teachers who will be expected to be more able to meet the needs of such children. This article explores the potential within the Standards for Qualified…
Descriptors: Identification, Preservice Teacher Education, Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers
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