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Conti-Ramsden, Gina; Durkin, Kevin; Toseeb, Umar; Botting, Nicola; Pickles, Andrew – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2018
Background: Developmental language disorder (DLD) presents a considerable barrier for young adults to engage in further education and training. Early studies with young adults with DLD revealed poor educational achievement and lack of opportunities to progress in education. More recent studies have provided more positive findings. Relatively…
Descriptors: Language Impairments, Psycholinguistics, Employment Opportunities, Barriers
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Camilleri, Bernard; Botting, Nicola – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2013
Background: Children's low scores on vocabulary tests are often erroneously interpreted as reflecting poor cognitive and/or language skills. It may be necessary to incorporate the measurement of word-learning ability in estimating children's lexical abilities. Aims: To explore the reliability and validity of the Dynamic Assessment of…
Descriptors: Receptive Language, Vocabulary, Language Tests, Test Reliability
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Hasson, Natalie; Dodd, Barbara; Botting, Nicola – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2012
Background: Sentence construction and syntactic organization are known to be poor in children with specific language impairments (SLI), but little is known about the way in which children with SLI approach language tasks, and static standardized tests contribute little to the differentiation of skills within the population of children with…
Descriptors: Alternative Assessment, Sentence Structure, Syntax, Language Processing
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Wetherell, Danielle; Botting, Nicola; Conti-Ramsden, Gina – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2007
Background: Narrative may provide a useful way in which to assess the language ability of adolescents with specific language impairment and may be more ecologically valid than standardized tests. However, the language of this age group is seldom studied and, furthermore, the effect of narrative genre has not been explored in detail. Methods &…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Error Analysis (Language), Measures (Individuals), Language Skills
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Botting, Nicola; Adams, Catherine – International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, 2005
Background: Semantic and inferencing abilities have not been fully examined in children with communication difficulties. Aims: To investigate the inferential and semantic abilities of children with communication difficulties using newly designed tasks. Methods & Procedures: Children with different types of communication disorder were compared with…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Task Analysis, Semantics, Pragmatics
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Hick, Rachel; Botting, Nicola; Conti-Ramsden, Gina – International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, 2005
Background: The study is concerned with the cognitive abilities of children with specific language impairment (SLI). Previous research has indicated that children with SLI demonstrate difficulties with certain cognitive tasks despite normal non-verbal IQ scores. It has been suggested that a general processing limitation might account for the…
Descriptors: Visual Perception, Spatial Ability, Cognitive Ability, Age
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Botting, Nicola – International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, 2004
Background: The pragmatic skills of children with communication disorders and their assessment are currently an issue for speech and language therapy and educational placement. Aims: To explore whether different subgroups of children with communication disorders score differently on the Children's Communication Checklist (CCC) and to study how…
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Pragmatics, Check Lists, Communication Disorders