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Law, James; Clegg, Judy; Rush, Robert; Roulstone, Sue; Peters, Tim J. – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2019
Background: An association between social disadvantage and early language development is commonly reported in the literature, but less attention has been paid to the way that different aspects of social disadvantage affect both expressive and receptive language in the first 2 years of life. Aims: To examine the contributions of gender, parental…
Descriptors: Child Language, Language Acquisition, Disadvantaged Youth, Low Income
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Hopkins, Thomas; Clegg, Judy; Stackhouse, Joy – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2018
Background: A high prevalence of Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) is reported in the population of Young Offenders (YO). However, little is known about the extent of the association between language and offending behaviour relative to social disadvantage, education attendance and non-verbal intelligence (IQ), and neither has this association…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged Youth, Delinquency, Juvenile Justice, Expository Writing
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Spencer, Sarah; Clegg, Judy; Stackhouse, Joy; Rush, Robert – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2017
Background: Well-documented associations exist between socio-economic background and language ability in early childhood, and between educational attainment and language ability in children with clinically referred language impairment. However, very little research has looked at the associations between language ability, educational attainment and…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Socioeconomic Background, Language Skills, Educational Attainment
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Spencer, Sarah; Clegg, Judy; Lowe, Hilary; Stackhouse, Joy – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2017
Background: There is some evidence that vocabulary intervention is effective for children, although further research is needed to confirm the impact of intervention within contexts of social disadvantage. Very little is known about the effectiveness of interventions to increase adolescent knowledge of cross-curriculum words. Aims: To evaluate the…
Descriptors: Intervention, Vocabulary Development, Program Effectiveness, Early Adolescents
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Hopkins, Thomas; Clegg, Judy; Stackhouse, Joy – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2016
Background: Research has revealed that the youth offending population has low language ability when assessed on standardized language measures. However, little is known about the perceptions young offenders (YOs) have of their own literacy ability and their communicative interactions with others. Such knowledge might further our understanding of…
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Literacy, Youth, Semi Structured Interviews
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Spencer, Sarah; Clegg, Judy; Stackhouse, Joy – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2012
Background: It is recognized that children from areas associated with socioeconomic disadvantage are at an increased risk of delayed language development. However, so far research has focused mainly on young children and there has been little investigation into language development in adolescence. Aims: To investigate the language abilities of…
Descriptors: Language Aptitude, Adolescents, Standardized Tests, Syntax
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Clegg, Judy; Brumfitt, Shelagh; Parks, Randolph W.; Woodruff, Peter W. R. – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2007
Background: There is a significant body of evidence documenting the speech and language abnormalities found in adult psychiatric disorders. These speech and language impairments can create additional social barriers for the individual and may hinder effective communication in psychiatric treatment and management. However, the role of speech and…
Descriptors: Verbal Communication, Negative Attitudes, Intervention, Schizophrenia