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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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Mäkinen, Leena; Soile, Loukusa; Ilaria, Gabbatore; Sari, Kunnari – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2018
This three-year follow-up study investigated the associations of narrative and reading skills in typically developing Finnish children. Twenty children performed narrative retelling and story generation tasks twice, at five and eight years of age. Reading comprehension and word recognition tests were performed at the age of eight. Narratives were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Story Telling, Reading Comprehension, Word Recognition
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King, Diane; Palikara, Olympia – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2018
Language abilities in adolescents with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) are variable and can be challenging to ascertain with confidence. This study aimed to compare and evaluate different forms of language assessment: standardized language testing, narrative analysis and parent/teacher reports. 14 adolescents with ASD and 14 typically developing…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Language Skills
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Calder, Samuel D; Claessen, Mary; Leitão, Suze – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2018
Children with Developmental Language Disorder are likely to experience difficulties with morphosyntax, especially regular past tense marking. Few studies have evaluated the effectiveness of intervention to improve morphosyntax in young school-aged children with DLD. This study investigated the efficacy of combined explicit and implicit…
Descriptors: Developmental Disabilities, Language Impairments, Morphology (Languages), Syntax
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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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Abbot-Smith, Kirsten; Morawska-Patera, Patrycja; Luniewska, Magdalena; Spruce, Megan; Haman, Ewa – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2018
We asked whether parental questionnaires on the heritage language proficiency of bilingual children might elucidate how proficient bilingual children are in their heritage language. We tested 20 UK-based Polish-English bilingual children between 4;5 and 5;9 years on Polish and English versions of the Cross-linguistic Lexical Tasks (CLTs). These…
Descriptors: Questionnaires, Parent Attitudes, Bilingualism, English
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Murphy, Aoife; Franklin, Sue; Breen, Annemarie; Hanlon, Molly; McNamara, Aoife; Bogue, Aine; James, Emily – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2017
Young people from areas of socioeconomic disadvantage (SED) are more likely to present with language difficulties, particularly vocabulary difficulties. Studies have shown the effectiveness of vocabulary interventions for children with language impairment but not for adolescents from areas of SED. This article aims to establish the effectiveness…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Teaching Methods, Vocabulary Development, Secondary School Students
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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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Waring, Rebecca; Eadie, Patricia; Liow, Susan Rickard; Dodd, Barbara – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2017
While little is known about why children make speech errors, it has been hypothesized that cognitive-linguistic factors may underlie phonological speech sound disorders. This study compared the phonological short-term and phonological working memory abilities (using immediate memory tasks) and receptive vocabulary size of 14 monolingual preschool…
Descriptors: Short Term Memory, Foreign Countries, Delayed Speech, Phonology
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Vugs, Brigitte; Knoors, Harry; Cuperus, Juliane; Hendriks, Marc; Verhoeven, Ludo – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2017
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a computer-based executive function (EF) training in children with specific language impairment (SLI). Ten children with SLI, ages 8 to 12 years, completed a 25-session training of visuospatial working memory, inhibition and cognitive flexibility over a 6-week period. Treatment outcome was…
Descriptors: Executive Function, Training, Pilot Projects, Foreign Countries
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Brimo, Danielle; Melamed, Tina – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2017
Existing research concludes that educators have varying levels of language knowledge. Educators' varying levels of language knowledge may be related to the type of content knowledge they received while in school. The purpose of this study was to compare the performance of pre-professional speech-language pathology (SLP) students who have taken…
Descriptors: Syntax, Speech Language Pathology, Language Acquisition, Early Childhood Education
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Van Horne, Amanda Owen; Curran, Maura; Hall, Jessica – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2017
In this pilot study, we examine the suitability of materials for a vocabulary intervention designed to influence the amount of complex syntax teachers use in at-risk preschool classrooms. Six Head Start classrooms were assigned to one of two vocabulary interventions: a condition using cognitive verbs, which are biased toward complex syntax (e.g.…
Descriptors: Pilot Projects, Vocabulary, Intervention, Syntax
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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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Isoaho, Pia; Kauppila, Timo; Launonen, Kaisa – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2016
Specific language impairment (SLI) is a condition that affects children's emerging language skills. Many different language skills can be affected in SLI, but not all individuals with SLI have the same set of difficulties. As a result, SLI is a highly heterogeneous condition. The ability to read and understand written text is a higher function of…
Descriptors: Language Impairments, Language Skills, Hypothesis Testing, Longitudinal Studies
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