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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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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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Pinto, Maria; Gardner, Hilary – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2014
There is a rapidly increasing range of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) systems available for children who cannot communicate orally. Finding the best system for any one user is a challenge for the professionals and carers involved. As yet the use of portable, tablet forms of communication aid has been little researched, despite…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Handheld Devices, Mothers
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Masso, Sarah; McCabe, Patricia; Baker, Elise – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2014
Accurate production of polysyllables (words of three or more syllables) can be challenging for children with phonological impairment. Research with typically developing children has suggested that children can improve their polysyllable productions in response to requests for clarification containing an incorrect model of a target word (Gozzard et…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Speech Impairments, Phonology, Syllables
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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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McDowell, Kimberly D.; Carroll, Jeri – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2012
The purpose of this study was twofold: (1) to examine the relations between speech sound accuracy, vocabulary, and phonological awareness, and (2) to examine the effect of word properties of neighborhood density and phonotactic probability on word learning within a storybook context, for children with and without speech sound inaccuracies. Fifty…
Descriptors: Vocabulary, Speech Impairments, Accuracy, Vocabulary Development
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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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Lyons, Rena; O'Malley, Mary Pat; O'Connor, Patricia; Monaghan, Una – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2010
Little research to date explores parental experiences of early intervention. This study uses action research over a six-month period to explore the expectations and experiences of parents whose children attended an early-intervention group for speech/language impairments. This intervention programme was facilitated by a speech and language…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Action Research, Focus Groups, Language Impairments
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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