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Grace, Emma; Raghavendra, Parimala; Newman, Lareen; Wood, Denise; Connell, Tim – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2014
Youth with complex communication needs (CCN) face increased barriers to their social participation due to limited communication abilities and opportunities. Youth today use the internet as a social tool and youth with CCN may also benefit from internet use to increase their social participation. Five youth between the ages of 10-18 with CCN who…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Internet, Social Networks, Intervention
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Murray, Aisling; Egan, Suzanne M. – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2014
This study uses a nationally representative sample of 9-month-old infants and their families from the Growing Up in Ireland (GUI) study to investigate if reading to infants is associated with higher scores on contemporaneous indicators of cognitive development independently of other language-based interactions between parent and infant, such as…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Infants, Child Development, Cognitive Development
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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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St. John, Pip; Vance, Maggie – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2014
Research indicates that a significant number of children enter primary school with insufficient vocabulary knowledge. This study investigates whether a small group daily word learning programme delivered by the class teacher can improve word learning in young children. Eighteen children, aged five to six years, with English as an additional…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocabulary, Vocabulary Development, Program Effectiveness
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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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Hasson, Natalie; Dodd, Barbara – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2014
Dynamic assessments (DA) of language have been shown to be a useful addition to the battery of tests used to diagnose language impairments in children, and to evaluate their skills. The current article explores the value of the information gained from a DA in planning intervention for a child with language impairment. A single case study was used…
Descriptors: Language Impairments, Evaluation Methods, Speech Therapy, Speech Language Pathology
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King, Amie M.; Thomeczek, Melissa; Voreis, Grayce; Scott, Victoria – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2014
This exploratory study was conducted to describe how children and young adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are currently using iPads® and applications, to explore the role of education professionals on iPad® and application use, and to determine potential research needs regarding iPad® use in children with ASD. Naturalistic observations…
Descriptors: Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Autism, Children, Handheld Devices
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Hynan, Amanda; Murray, Janice; Goldbart, Juliet – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2014
Young people are using digital technology and online social media within their everyday lives to enrich their social relationships. The UK government believes that using digital technology can improve social inclusion. One well-recognized outcome measure for establishing social inclusion is to examine opportunities for self-determination.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Networks, Information Technology, Social Development
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MacRoy-Higgins, Michelle; Shafer, Valerie L.; Schwartz, Richard G.; Marton, Klara – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2014
This study examined the influence of phonotactic probability on word recognition in English-speaking toddlers. Typically developing toddlers completed a preferential looking paradigm using familiar words, which consisted of either high or low phonotactic probability sound sequences. The participants' looking behavior was recorded in response to…
Descriptors: Toddlers, Language Acquisition, English, Word Recognition
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Colmar, Susan Hilary – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2014
Children with delayed language skills, who were from a socio-economic area defined as disadvantaged, made significant improvements in language skills after their parents were trained in easily learned strategies, enabling them to make simple changes in the way they interacted with their children. The 36 children, mean age five years, were…
Descriptors: Parent Child Relationship, Disadvantaged, Intervention, Experimental Groups
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Sacks, Chana; Shay, Sophie; Repplinger, Lyra; Leffel, Kristin R.; Sapolich, Shannon G.; Suskind, Elizabeth; Tannenbaum, Sally; Suskind, Dana – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2014
This pilot study explored the potential for Project ASPIRE to effect behavior change in a sample of 11 parents of children with hearing loss who were from typically underserved populations, such as families from backgrounds of low socioeconomic status or families who speak English as a second language. The study consisted of one education session,…
Descriptors: Deaf Interpreting, Intervention, Behavior Change, Parent Education
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Letts, Carolyn; Edwards, Susan; Schaefer, Blanca; Sinka, Indra – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2014
This article describes the development of new scales for assessing the status of a young child's language comprehension and production. Items and sections on the scales were included to reflect advances in research on language acquisition and impairment. The New Reynell Developmental Language Scales (NRDLS) were trialled on 301 children and then…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Reliability, Language Impairments, Comparative Analysis
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Myhill, Debra; Watson, Annabel – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2014
For most Anglophone countries, the history of grammar teaching over the past 50 years is one of contestation, debate and dissent: and 50 years on we are no closer to reaching a consensus about the role of grammar in the English/Language Arts curriculum. The debate has been described through the metaphor of battle and grammar wars (Kamler, 1995;…
Descriptors: Role, Grammar, Writing Instruction, English Instruction
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Phillips, Beth M. – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2014
This article reports on the development and preliminary implementation trials of a modular small-group intervention targeting syntax and vocabulary for children at high risk for reading comprehension difficulties in grades prekindergarten through first. The intervention, delivered by trained paraprofessionals, included 12 weeks of 20-minute…
Descriptors: Syntax, Vocabulary, Reading Comprehension, At Risk Students
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Kaderavek, Joan N.; Pentimonti, Jill M.; Justice, Laura M. – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2014
This study addressed two aims: First, to examine the quality of adult shared book-reading behaviors for teachers and caregivers of children with communication impairments (CI) and, second, to compare the level of child literacy engagement during the teacher-led (group) and caregiver-led (one-on-one) shared book-reading sessions. Sixteen children…
Descriptors: Teacher Role, Caregivers, Parent Role, Communication Problems
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