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van Bysterveldt, Anne Katherine; Westerveld, Marleen Frederike; Gillon, Gail; Foster-Cohen, Susan – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2012
Background: Personal narratives are descriptions of past events experienced by the speaker and are one of the most commonly found forms of narration in children. The ability to tell personal narratives is considered critical for socio-emotional wellbeing and academic performance. Aims: This study investigated the personal narrative skills of 25…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Children, Elementary School Students, Down Syndrome
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McNeill, B. C.; Gillon, G. T.; Dodd, B. – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2009
Background: Childhood apraxia of speech (CAS) is associated with phonological awareness, reading, and spelling deficits. Comparing literacy skills in CAS with other developmental speech disorders is critical for understanding the complexity of the disorder. Aims: This study compared the phonological awareness and reading development of children…
Descriptors: Phonological Awareness, Early Reading, Young Children, Speech Impairments