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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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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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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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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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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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Pampoulou, Eliada; Theodorou, Eleni; Petinou, Kakia – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2018
Whilst augmentative and alternative communication has been used for over sixty years across many countries, in Cyprus it remains underdeveloped. The current study seeks to investigate the current AAC practices in Cyprus. Data were collected through electronically distributed questionnaires to all registered speech and language therapists (n =…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Communication Problems, Disabilities
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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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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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Lynch, Yvonne; McCleary, Muireann; Smith, Martine – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2018
Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) refers to a wide range of aided and unaided modes that are employed with a diverse group of people to support a range of language and communication outcomes. Children whose comprehension of spoken language greatly exceeds their ability to express themselves within that modality can be described as…
Descriptors: Assistive Technology, Program Effectiveness, Children, Adolescents
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Kelly, Rachel; O'Malley, Mary-Pat; Antonijevic, Stanislava – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2018
Difficulty with social communication is the most pervasive difficulty experienced by individuals with high-functioning autism spectrum disorder (HF-ASD). Communication difficulties are often magnified in adolescence as social demands become more intricate. This puts adolescents with HF-ASD at increased risk of social isolation and depression, as…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Adolescents, 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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Shahmahmood Toktam, Maleki; Zahra, Soleymani; AliPasha, Meysami; Ali, Mashhadi; Shahin, Nematzadeh – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2018
Deficits in working memory (WM) have been reported repeatedly in children with primary language impairment (PLI) and may significantly contribute to the language difficulties that are experienced by these children. However, interventional studies within the field regarding the cross-domain effects between working memory and language are limited,…
Descriptors: Intervention, Language Impairments, Outcomes of Treatment, Short Term Memory
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