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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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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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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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Joseph, Laurice M. – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2018
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of word boxes on the phoneme segmentation, word identification, and spelling performance of a sample of children with autism. Three children with autism were selected on the basis of similar performance on early literacy skills as measured by the Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills…
Descriptors: Autism, Children, Phonemes, Word Recognition
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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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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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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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Van Horn, Danielle; Kan, Pui Fong – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2016
The purpose of this study was to examine the fast mapping skills in Spanish-English bilingual preschool children in two learning contexts: storybook reading and cartoon viewing. Eighteen typically developing Spanish-English bilingual preschool children completed a fast mapping task in Spanish (L1) and in English (L2). In 4 different sessions, each…
Descriptors: Cognitive Mapping, Bilingualism, Second Language Learning, Cartoons
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Morlock, Larissa; Reynolds, Jennifer L.; Fisher, Sycarah; Comer, Ronald J. – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2015
Video modeling involves the learner viewing videos of a model demonstrating a target skill. According to the National Professional Development Center on Autism Spectrum Disorders (2011), video modeling is an evidenced-based intervention for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in elementary through middle school. Little research exists…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Intervention
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Pesco, Diane; Devlin, Christine – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2015
The study examines the effects of a short period of explicit instruction on the narrative comprehension of French-speaking kindergarteners, as measured by story retell and comprehension questions. A group of kindergarteners that received explicit instruction (n = 15) was compared to a control group that was exposed to the same storybooks and…
Descriptors: French, Teaching Methods, Story Grammar, Identification
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Fleury, Veronica P.; Miramontez, Shane Herriott; Hudson, Roxanne F.; Schwartz, Ilene S. – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2014
A common literacy practice in early childhood classrooms is reading aloud to children. Little is known, however, about the quality of engagement in shared reading activities for young children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Dialogic reading is one method of shared reading in which adults encourage children to actively participate in the…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Reading Aloud to Others, Oral Reading
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Caesar, Lena G.; Nelson, Nickola Wolf – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2014
This pilot study examined the feasibility of a home-school partnership for improving emergent literacy skills in Spanish-speaking pre-school children of migrant farmworkers. Parents were requested to send labeled drawings of family activities to their children's classroom for supplementing bilingual language and literacy instruction. Participants…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Family School Relationship, Partnerships in Education, Emergent Literacy
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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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Burgoyne, Kelly; Duff, Fiona; Snowling, Maggie; Buckley, Sue; Hulme, Charles – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2013
This article reports the evaluation of a 6-week programme of teaching designed to support the development of phoneme blending skills in children with Down syndrome (DS). Teaching assistants (TAs) were trained to deliver the intervention to individual children in daily 10-15-minute sessions, within a broader context of reading and language…
Descriptors: Down Syndrome, Speech Therapy, Phonemes, Intervention
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van Staden, Annalene – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2013
The reading skills of many deaf children lag several years behind those of hearing children, and there is a need for identifying reading difficulties and implementing effective reading support strategies in this population. This study embraces a balanced reading approach, and investigates the efficacy of applying multi-sensory coding strategies…
Descriptors: Intervention, Sign Language, Deafness, Reading Comprehension
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