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Geurts, Hilde; Embrechts, Mariette – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2010
Background: Pragmatic assessment methods are very diverse and differ in informant type. Some rely on parents, others on teachers/professionals and some directly test pragmatic abilities in the children themselves. A widely used pragmatic parent questionnaire is the Children's Communication Checklist-2 (CCC-2). However, it is not known how scores…
Descriptors: Language Patterns, Language Impairments, Measures (Individuals), Pragmatics
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Marks, Ian; Stokes, Stephanie F. – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2010
Background: Children with word-finding difficulties manifest a high frequency of word-finding characteristics in narrative, yet word-finding interventions have concentrated on single-word treatments and outcome measures. Aims: This study measured the effectiveness of a narrative-based intervention in improving single-word picture-naming and…
Descriptors: Quasiexperimental Design, Intervention, Trend Analysis, Therapy
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Briscoe, J.; Rankin, P. M. – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2009
Background: Children with specific language impairment (SLI) often experience difficulties in the recall and repetition of verbal information. Archibald and Gathercole (2006) suggested that children with SLI are vulnerable across two separate components of a tripartite model of working memory (Baddeley and Hitch 1974). However, the hierarchical…
Descriptors: Language Impairments, Children, Short Term Memory, Profiles
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Archibald, Lisa M. D.; Alloway, Tracy Packiam – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2008
Background: Although it is widely recognized that substantial heterogeneity exists in the cognitive profiles of children with Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD), very little is known about the language skills of this group. Aims: To compare the language abilities of children with DCD with a group whose language impairment has been well…
Descriptors: Children, Mental Disorders, Psychomotor Skills, Language Impairments