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Dawes, Emily; Leitão, Suze; Claessen, Mary; Kane, Robert – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2019
Although children with developmental language disorder demonstrate poor inferential comprehension, few studies have evaluated the effect of interventions to improve inferencing. This study aimed to investigate the efficacy of a small-group intervention designed to improve oral inferential comprehension of narrative discourse. Thirty-seven 5- to…
Descriptors: Young Children, Language Impairments, Developmental Disabilities, Oral Language
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McDonald, David; Colmer, Sarah; Guest, Susan; Humber, Dawn; Ward, Charlotte; Young, Jane – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2019
The aims of this small-scale study were to explore the feasibility and outcomes of a parent-implemented intervention for two-year-olds at risk of language difficulties, and to explore the implications for the public health model of speech and language therapy (SLT). This adds to limited research into targeted SLT public health interventions. It is…
Descriptors: Young Children, At Risk Persons, Early Intervention, Speech Therapy
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Lee, Sue Ann S. – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2018
The goals of the present study were to (1) examine the effects of the multiple opposition phonological approach on improving phoneme production accuracy in children with severe phonological disorders and (2) explore whether the multiple opposition approach is feasible for the telepractice service delivery model. A multiple-baseline,…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Treatment, Young Children, Phonology, Speech Impairments
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Flanagan, Kieran J.; Ttofari Eecen, Kyriaki – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2018
Approximately 10% of children with a speech sound disorder present with an inconsistent phonological disorder, characterized by inconsistent production of words across multiple trials. A number of studies have provided evidence of the efficacy of core vocabulary therapy for the remediation of this speech sound disorder with a dosage of two…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Speech Impairments, Phonology, Speech Therapy
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Shahmahmood Toktam, Maleki; Zahra, Soleymani; AliPasha, Meysami; Ali, Mashhadi; Shahin, Nematzadeh – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2018
Deficits in working memory (WM) have been reported repeatedly in children with primary language impairment (PLI) and may significantly contribute to the language difficulties that are experienced by these children. However, interventional studies within the field regarding the cross-domain effects between working memory and language are limited,…
Descriptors: Intervention, Language Impairments, Outcomes of Treatment, Short Term Memory
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Seeff-Gabriel, Belinda; Chiat, Shula; Pring, Tim – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2012
Although many children are referred with difficulties in both their speech and their language, the literature offers relatively little guidance on their therapy. Should clinicians treat these difficulties independently? Or should treatment depend on the potential impact of one domain on the other? This study aimed to investigate the relationship…
Descriptors: Speech Impairments, Language Impairments, Intervention, Young Children
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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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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