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Geronikou, Eleftheria; Rees, Rachel – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2016
This study investigated the possibility that similar speech error patterns in children may arise from different patterns of underlying speech processing difficulties. Four Greek children (aged 4;7-5;6 years) with similar speech output difficulties were assessed with a range of experimental tasks with phonologically matched items in order to…
Descriptors: Speech Impairments, Greek, Speech Skills, Experimental Groups
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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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Pascoe, Michelle; Randall-Pieterse, Candice; Geiger, Martha – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2013
This single case study describes the speech, phonological awareness and literacy of a 6;0-year-old girl with a cochlear implant. NG, a child with a congenital bilateral severe/profound hearing loss, received a monaural cochlear implant at the age of 3;0, three years prior to the study. Using a psycholinguistic framework to investigate her single…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Assistive Technology, Young Children, Hearing Impairments
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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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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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Hedenbro, Monica; Tjus, Tomas – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2007
Early triadic interaction, the reciprocal action between mother-father-child, is described in the family of a girl diagnosed with autistic spectrum disorder (DSM 299.00) and learning difficulties at seven years. By chance, the family participated in a longitudinal study examining triadic interaction in 20 Swedish families using the Lausanne…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Language Skills, Learning Problems, Interaction