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Välimaa, Taina; Kunnari, Sari; Laukkanen-Nevala, Päivi; Lonka, Eila – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2018
Background: Children with unilateral cochlear implants (CIs) may have delayed vocabulary development for an extended period after implantation. Bilateral cochlear implantation is reported to be associated with improved sound localization and enhanced speech perception in noise. This study proposed that bilateral implantation might also promote…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Assistive Technology, Finno Ugric Languages, Language Skills
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Zampini, Laura; Draghi, Lara; Silibello, Gaia; Dall'Ara, Francesca; Rigamonti, Claudia; Suttora, Chiara; Zanchi, Paola; Salerni, Nicoletta; Lalatta, Faustina; Vizziello, Paola – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2018
Background: Children with sex chromosome trisomies (SCT) frequently show problems in language development. However, a clear description of the communicative patterns of these children is still lacking. Aims: To describe the first stages of language development in children with SCT in comparison with those in typically developing (TD) children. The…
Descriptors: Infants, Language Acquisition, Vocabulary Development, Play
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Bavin, Edith L.; Sarant, Julia; Leigh, Greg; Prendergast, Luke; Busby, Peter; Peterson, Candida – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2018
Background: Language outcomes for children with cochlear implants (CIs) vary widely, even for those implanted before 2 years of age. Identifying the main influencing factors that account for some of the variability is important in order to provide information to guide appropriate clinical and intervention services for young children with CIs.…
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Language Skills, Child Development, Infants
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Cocquyt, Mie; Mommaerts, Maurice Yves; Dewart, Hazel; Zink, Inge – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2015
Background: For the early detection of children who are at risk of communication problems, we need appropriate assessment instruments. Two Dutch-language standardised screening instruments are available: the Dutch version of the Non Speech Test (NNST) and the Dutch version of the MacArthur Communicative Development Inventories (N-CDIs). These…
Descriptors: Language Skills, Measures (Individuals), Pragmatics, Profiles
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Miniscalco, Carmela; Rudling, Maja; Råstam, Maria; Gillberg, Christopher; Johnels, Jakob Åsberg – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2014
Background: Research in the last decades has clearly pointed to the important role of language and communicative level when trying to understand developmental trajectories in children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Aims: The purpose of this longitudinal study was to investigate whether (1) "core language skills", measured as…
Descriptors: Imitation, Pragmatics, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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MacRoy-Higgins, Michelle; Schwartz, Richard G.; Shafer, Valerie L.; Marton, Klara – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2013
Background: Toddlers who are late talkers demonstrate delays in phonological and lexical skills. However, the influence of phonological factors on lexical acquisition in toddlers who are late talkers has not been examined directly. Aims: To examine the influence of phonotactic probability/neighbourhood density on word learning in toddlers who were…
Descriptors: Toddlers, Delayed Speech, Phonology, Language Acquisition
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Kapalkova, Svetlana; Polisenska, Kamila; Vicenova, Zuzana – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2013
Background: Non-word repetition (NWR) tasks have been found to correlate with language skills and to discriminate between groups of typically developing (TD) children and children with speci?c language impairment (SLI) across languages. Aims: The main aim was to develop an easily-administered NWR screening test that could discriminate between…
Descriptors: Slavic Languages, Language Skills, Correlation, Repetition
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Bello, A.; Giannantoni, P.; Pettenati, P.; Stefanini, S.; Caselli, M. C. – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2012
Background: Understanding lexical abilities in infants and toddlers is important, yet no single tool can be used. Aims: To perform a validation of a new tool (known as the Picture Naming Game, or "PiNG") for assessing lexical comprehension and production in toddlers and to obtain developmental trends for Italian children. Methods &…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Naming, Games, Measures (Individuals)
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Cattani, Allegra; Bonifacio, Serena; Fertz, Mariacristina; Iverson, Jana M.; Zocconi, Elisabetta; Caselli, M. Cristina – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2010
Background: Research conducted on preterm children's linguistic skills has provided varying pictures, and the question of whether and to what extent preterm children are delayed in early language acquisition remains largely unresolved. Aims: To examine communicative and linguistic development during the second year in a group of Italian children…
Descriptors: Premature Infants, Toddlers, Language Acquisition, Communication (Thought Transfer)
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Zampini, Laura; D'Odorico, Laura – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2009
Background: Children with Down's syndrome seem to show a preference for the use of gestural rather than vocal productions during the first stages of language development. This "gestural advantage" could actually be due to a developmental strategy used to compensate the difficulties in verbal production that are typical of language…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Language Acquisition, Nonverbal Communication, Down Syndrome
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Farran, Lama K.; Lederberg, Amy R.; Jackson, Lori A. – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2009
Background: Mothers facilitate their young hearing children's word learning by making reference explicit for novel words through physical designation (e.g., with deictic gestures) and by isolating words in simple syntactic frames. As children's language skills develop, such modifications decrease. Less is known about hearing mothers' support to…
Descriptors: Mothers, Deafness, Preschool Children, Language Skills
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Dworzynski, Katharina; Ronald, Angelica; Hayiou-Thomas, Marianna; Rijsdijk, Fruhling; Happe, Francesca; Bolton, Patrick F.; Plomin, Robert – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2007
Background: Impairments in language and communication are core features of autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). The basis for this association is poorly understood. How early language is related to each of the triad of impairments characteristic of ASDs is also in need of clarification. Aims: This is the first study that aims to determine the extent…
Descriptors: Language Aptitude, Genetics, Children, Asperger Syndrome