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Soto, Gloria; Yu, Betty; Henneberry, Solana – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2007
Narrative abilities have been linked to literacy, communicative competence and development of identity. Children who use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) may be at risk for difficulties in the development of narrative skills due to differences in their language learning opportunities and limitations of their AAC systems. The…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Literacy, Communicative Competence (Languages), Augmentative and Alternative Communication
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Wetherell, Danielle; Botting, Nicola; Conti-Ramsden, Gina – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2007
There is a debate about whether the language of children with primary language disorders and normal cognitive levels is qualitatively different from those with language impairments who have low or borderline non-verbal IQ (NVIQ). As children reach adolescence, this distinction may be even harder to ascertain, especially in naturalistic settings.…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Adolescents, Standardized Tests, Intelligence Quotient
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Ebbels, Susan – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2007
This paper describes an approach to teaching grammar which has been designed for school-aged children with specific language impairment (SLI). The approach uses shapes, colours and arrows to make the grammatical rules of English explicit. Evidence is presented which supports the use of this approach with older children in the areas of past tense…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Intervention, Language Impairments, Morphemes
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O'Toole, Ciara; Kirkpatrick, Vickie – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2007
This study examined the impact of a training programme which aimed to support language-, literacy- and social-communication-promoting strategies for professionals working with children with language delay. Sixteen teachers, special needs assistants and therapists based in services for children with mild to severe learning difficulties attended…
Descriptors: Learning Problems, Interpersonal Relationship, Interaction, Rating Scales
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Andersen, Claire Elizabeth; Marinac, Julie V. – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2007
The correlation between the communicative intent of parents, in terms of their expectation of a response and the response patterns of young children aged 23-25 months during parent-child interactions, was investigated. An Observational Framework was used to code these parameters in interactions between 36 children and their mothers. The children…
Descriptors: Linguistic Input, Young Children, Multivariate Analysis, Parent Child Relationship
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McIntosh, Beth; Crosbie, Sharon; Holm, Alison; Dodd, Barbara; Thomas, Sian – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2007
The research reported investigated the efficacy of intervention, developed by a speech-language therapist and implemented by a teacher, for the language and phonological awareness (PA) abilities of pre-school, socially disadvantaged children. One study established that children from low socio-economic (SES) backgrounds had poorer skills on both…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Intervention, Disadvantaged Youth, Reading Skills
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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
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Paradice, Ruth; Bailey-Wood, Nicola; Davies, Kate; Solomon, Marion – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2007
The importance of collaborative practice between those who provide services to children with special educational needs is now regarded as essential and is supported strongly by the UK government. However, joint working is often difficult to implement, despite the goodwill of all involved. This paper describes a pilot study aimed at developing…
Descriptors: Health Services, Educational Needs, Language Impairments, Speech Impairments
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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
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Polite, Elgustus J.; Leonard, Laurence B. – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2007
Children with specific language impairment (SLI) often have extraordinary difficulty in the use of tense and agreement morphemes. Because spontaneous speech samples may not provide a sufficient number of obligatory contexts for these morphemes, structured probe items are often employed. However, these usually emphasize actions that can be readily…
Descriptors: Verbs, Morphemes, Speech Impairments, Language Impairments
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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
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Johnson, Bonnie W.; Morris, Sherrill R. – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2007
This study examined the effect of lexical aspect and phonology on regular past-tense production. Data are presented from a group of 31 children, mean age 33 months, with typical language development. A case study of a 50-month-old child with Specific Language Impairment (SLI) is also presented. Children imitated sentence pairs that included an…
Descriptors: Phonology, Language Acquisition, Language Impairments, Morphemes
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Newton, Caroline; Clarke, Michael; Donlan, Chris; Wright, Jannet A.; Lister, Claire; Cherguit, Jasmina – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2007
This paper reports findings from part of an evaluation study of the Communication Aids Project (CAP), a government-funded project in England which provided communication aids to school-aged children. The paper focuses on parents' views of the CAP process and the impact of the aid. Fourteen parents were interviewed twice over the telephone: once…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Foreign Countries, Assistive Technology, Parent Attitudes
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Hasson, Natalie – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2007
This paper highlights the appeal of dynamic assessment (DA) for speech and language therapists (SLTs), and describes the usefulness of various DA models and methods. It describes the background to DA, and the uses to which DA has been put, by educational psychologists in the UK, and by SLTs in the USA. The research and development of methods of DA…
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Models, Research and Development, Psychologists
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Bellon-Harn, Monica L.; Harn, William E. – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2006
Among characteristics of children diagnosed with Asperger syndrome (AS) are difficulties in social communication. This study describes the social communicative competence of two middle school children with AS participating in conversations in three different situational contexts. The conversations were transcribed and submitted to three kinds of…
Descriptors: Asperger Syndrome, Middle School Students, Interpersonal Competence, Speech Communication
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