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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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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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Marshall, Julie; Lewis, Elizabeth – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2014
Speech and language delay occurs in approximately 6% of the child population, and interventions to support this group of children focus on the child and/or the communicative environment. Evidence about the effectiveness of interventions that focus on the environment as well as the (reported) practices of speech and language therapists (SLTs) and…
Descriptors: Delayed Speech, Language Impairments, Foreign Countries, Special Needs 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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Gill, Cindy; Mehta, Jyutika; Fredenburg, Karen; Bartlett, Karen – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2011
When imitation skills are not present in young children, speech and language skills typically fail to emerge. There is little information on practices that foster the emergence of imitation skills in general and verbal imitation skills in particular. The present study attempted to add to our limited evidence base regarding accelerating the…
Descriptors: Phonemes, Imitation, Young Children, Language Skills
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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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Wolfe, Donna L.; Heilmann, John – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2010
There is considerable debate regarding the simplification of adults' language when talking to young children with expressive language delays (ELD). While simplified input, also called telegraphic speech, is used by many parents and clinicians working with young children, its use has been discouraged in much of the clinical literature. In addition…
Descriptors: Expressive Language, Language Impairments, Young Children, Stimulation
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Bruce, Barbro; Hansson, Kristina; Nettelbladt, Ulrika – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2007
This paper explores language intervention for children with specific language impairment in Sweden. The elicitation strategies, style of interaction and language production used by speech and language pathologists (SLPs) were analyzed in two conditions, free conversation and training of grammar. In training, the grammatical targets were used…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Pathology, Intervention, Language Impairments