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Martin, Maureen K; Wright, Lindsay Elizabeth; Perry, Susan; Cornett, Daphne; Schraeder, Missy; Johnson, James T. – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2016
Research into intervention strategies for developmental verbal dyspraxia (DVD) clearly demonstrates the need to identify effective interventions. The goals of this study were to examine changes in articulation skills following the use of phonetic, multimodal intervention and to consider the relationship between these improved articulation skills…
Descriptors: Articulation (Speech), Articulation Impairments, Intervention, Allied Health Personnel
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Brebner, Chris; Jovanovic, Jessie; Lawless, Angela; Young, Jessica – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2016
Young children need rich learning experiences to maximize their potential. Early childhood educators (ECEs) working in childcare have knowledge of individual children as well as skills and professional knowledge that afford opportunities to provide language-rich environments for learning. To successfully work in partnership with ECEs,…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Foreign Countries, Preschool Children, Learning Experience
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Deckers, Stijn R. J. M.; Van Zaalen, Yvonne; Stoep, Judith; Van Balkom, Hans; Verhoeven, Ludo – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2016
Enhancing communication performance skills may help children with Down Syndrome (DS) to expand their opportunities for participation in daily life. It is a clinical challenge for speech-language pathologists (SLP) to disentangle various mechanisms that contribute to the language and communication problems that children with DS encounter. Without…
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Down Syndrome, Case Studies, Speech Language Pathology
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Carroll, Clare; Sixsmith, Jane – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2016
While participatory research approaches are being developed and applied within speech and language therapy practice it is not clear that all children are afforded the opportunity to participate in such activities. This study aimed to explore the involvement of young children, aged between two and four years, with developmental disabilities in the…
Descriptors: Young Children, Early Intervention, Developmental Disabilities, Listening
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Pascoe, Michelle; McLeod, Sharynne – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2016
The Intelligibility in Context Scale (ICS) is a screening questionnaire that focuses on parents' perceptions of children's speech in different contexts. Originally developed in English, it has been translated into 60 languages and the validity and clinical utility of the scale has been documented in a range of countries. In South Africa, there are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Questionnaires, Parent Attitudes, Cross Cultural Studies
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Klatte, Inge S.; Roulstone, Sue – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2016
A common early intervention approach for preschool children with language problems is parent-child interaction therapy (PCIT). PCIT has positive effects for children with expressive language problems. It appears that speech and language therapists (SLTs) conduct this therapy in many different ways. This might be because of the variety of…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Language Impairments, Preschool Children, Speech Language Pathology
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Pampoulou, Eliada – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2016
A growing number of research projects show that graphic symbols with linguistic characteristics are one of the tools that professionals use in order to support pupils in inclusive school settings. However, there is scant literature investigating the collaboration between professionals who use these symbols in these settings and, hence, this…
Descriptors: Cooperative Planning, Semi Structured Interviews, Observation, Surveys
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de Carlos Isla, Mercedes; Fortea, Inmaculada Baixauli – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2016
Children with Angelman syndrome (AS) exhibit significant social, communicative and cognitive difficulties. The aim of this case study was to describe the profile of communicative abilities of a child with AS, before and after the implementation of the Hanen program "More than Words" (MTW). Additionally, changes on the language directed…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Profiles, Program Implementation, Communicative Competence (Languages)
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Gibbard, Deborah; Smith, Clare – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2016
Primary language delay remains one of the most prevalent developmental delays in early childhood, particularly in disadvantaged areas. Previous research has established language difficulties and social disadvantage being particular risk factors for adverse outcomes later in life. To help prevent low educational achievement and poorer outcomes,…
Descriptors: Developmental Delays, Disadvantaged, Early Intervention, Preschool Children
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Lyons, Rena; Brennan, Sara; Carroll, Clare – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2016
The everyday lives of children with disabilities are not well understood, with few studies exploring how participation in everyday life is conceptualized and given meaning. The overall aims of this study were, first, to explore parental views of their children's participation and, second, to identify barriers and facilitators in relation to…
Descriptors: Down Syndrome, Children, Parent Attitudes, Qualitative Research
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Falkus, Gila; Tilley, Ciara; Thomas, Catherine; Hockey, Hannah; Kennedy, Anna; Arnold, Tina; Thorburn, Blair; Jones, Katie; Patel, Bhavika; Pimenta, Claire; Shah, Rena; Tweedie, Fiona; O'Brien, Felicity; Leahy, Ruth; Pring, Tim – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2016
Parent-child interaction therapy (PCIT) is widely used by speech and language therapists to improve the interactions between children with delayed language development and their parents/carers. Despite favourable reports of the therapy from clinicians, little evidence of its effectiveness is available. We investigated the effects of PCIT as…
Descriptors: Parent Child Relationship, Speech Therapy, Rating Scales, Delayed Speech
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Newton, Caroline; Ridgway, Samuel – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2016
Many schools in Western countries like the United Kingdom have become increasingly diverse communities in recent years, and children are likely to be exposed to a variety of accents that are different from their own. While there is a wide body of research exploring accent comprehension in the adult population and in infancy, little has been done…
Descriptors: Pronunciation, Auditory Perception, Auditory Stimuli, Speech Communication
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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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Kapalková, Svetlana; Polišenská, Kamila; Süssová, Martina – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2016
A training study examined novel word learning in 2-year-old children and assessed two nonverbal mechanisms, pictures and gestures, which are commonly used as communication support. The aim was to (1) compare these two support mechanisms and measure their effects on expressive word learning and (2) to investigate these effects on word production…
Descriptors: Toddlers, Visual Aids, Nonverbal Communication, Language Acquisition
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Van Horn, Danielle; Kan, Pui Fong – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2016
The purpose of this study was to examine the fast mapping skills in Spanish-English bilingual preschool children in two learning contexts: storybook reading and cartoon viewing. Eighteen typically developing Spanish-English bilingual preschool children completed a fast mapping task in Spanish (L1) and in English (L2). In 4 different sessions, each…
Descriptors: Cognitive Mapping, Bilingualism, Second Language Learning, Cartoons
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