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Allen, Sarah; Crawford, Paul; Mulla, Imran – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2017
Early intervention is widely recommended for children at risk of difficulties with speech, language and communication. Evidence for effective practice remains limited due in part to inherent difficulties in defining complex interventions and measuring change. The innovative Language Environment Analysis (LENA) system has exciting potential for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Intervention, Deafness, Hearing Impairments
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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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Lee, Wendy; Pring, Tim – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2016
Extensive evidence exists that many children who experience early socio-economic disadvantage have delayed language development. These delays have been shown to exist when children start school and appear to persist through their education. Interventions that can help these children are desirable to ease the difficulties they have in school and to…
Descriptors: Language Impairments, Early Intervention, Young Children, Receptive Language
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Purse, Katie; Gardner, Hilary – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2013
This study aimed to consider collaborative practice in contributing to joint assessment and producing appropriate referral of children to speech and language therapy (SLT). Results of formal testing of selected comprehension skills are compared with functional/classroom performance as rated by class teachers. Thirty children aged 6.5-8.4 years,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Speech Therapy, Young Children, Elementary School Students
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Tempest, Alison; Wells, Bill – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2012
The ability to argue and to create alliances with peers are important social competencies for all children, including those who have speech, language and communication needs. In this study, we investigated the management of arguments and alliances by a group of 5-year-old male friends, one of whom has a persisting speech difficulty (PSD). Twelve…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Language Acquisition, Discourse Analysis, Case Studies
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Law, James; Plunkett, Charlene C.; Stringer, Helen – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2012
Speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) and social, emotional and behaviour difficulties (SEBD) commonly overlap, yet we know relatively little about the mechanism linking the two, specifically to what extent it is possible to reduce behaviour difficulties by targeted communication skills. The EPPI Centre systematic review methodology was…
Descriptors: Intervention, Communication Skills, Behavior Problems, Young Children
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Hutchinson, Jane; Clegg, Judy – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2011
In the UK there is much concern about the educational progress of children from areas of significant social disadvantage entering primary school with impoverished language skills. These children are not routinely referred to speech and language therapy services and therefore education practitioners in schools deliver intervention to facilitate…
Descriptors: Evidence, Intervention, Young Children, Program Effectiveness
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Gilmore, Jo; Vance, Maggie – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2007
Children with developmental disorders may present with listening and/or speech discrimination difficulties. This study explores whether teachers can identify these difficulties, using a questionnaire that rates children's listening, speech discrimination and comprehension abilities. The questionnaire was given to class-teachers of 52 pupils, aged…
Descriptors: Questionnaires, Listening Skills, Teacher Attitudes, Student Behavior