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Ketelaars, Mieke P.; Jansonius, Kino; Cuperus, Juliane; Verhoeven, Ludo – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2016
Background: Children with pragmatic language impairment (PLI) show impairments in the use of language in social contexts. Although the issue has been gaining attention in recent literature, not much is known about the developmental trajectories of children who experience pragmatic language problems. Since narrative competence is an important…
Descriptors: Pragmatics, Language Impairments, Longitudinal Studies, Indo European Languages
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Hoog, Brigitte E.; Langereis, Margreet C.; Weerdenburg, Marjolijn; Knoors, Harry E. T.; Verhoeven, Ludo – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2016
Background: The spoken language difficulties of children with moderate or severe to profound hearing loss are mainly related to limited auditory speech perception. However, degraded or filtered auditory input as evidenced in children with cochlear implants (CIs) may result in less efficient or slower language processing as well. To provide insight…
Descriptors: Language Impairments, Comparative Analysis, Children, Hearing Impairments
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Zwitserlood, Rob; Wijnen, Frank; Weerdenburg, Marjolijn; Verhoeven, Ludo – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2015
Background: Currently, most research on the effective treatment of morphosyntax in children with specific language impairment (SLI) pertains to younger children. In the last two decades, several studies have provided evidence that intervention for older school-age children with SLI can be effective. These metalinguistic intervention approaches…
Descriptors: Children, Syntax, Language Impairments, Intervention
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Verhoeven, Ludo; Steenge, Judit; van Balkom, Hans – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2012
Background: In the literature so far the limited research on specific language impairment (SLI) in bilingual children has concentrated on linguistic skills in the first language (L1) and/or the second language (L2) without paying attention to the relations between the two types of skills and to the issue of linguistic transfer. Aims: To examine…
Descriptors: Cognitive Ability, Nonverbal Ability, Language Aptitude, Indo European Languages
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Ketelaars, Mieke P.; Cuperus, Juliane; Jansonius, Kino; Verhoeven, Ludo – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2010
Background: Specific language impairment (SLI) is diagnosed when a child shows isolated structural language problems. The diagnosis of pragmatic language impairment (PLI) is given to children who show difficulties with the use of language in context. Unlike children with SLI, these children tend to show relatively intact structural language skills…
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Autism, Language Impairments, Disability Identification
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van Balkom, Hans; Verhoeven, Ludo; van Weerdenburg, Marjolijn – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2010
Background: A subset of children with Developmental Language Delay (DLD) encountered difficulties with the regulation of spoken discourse. In the conversations of caretakers with DLD children, several studies report difficulties with turn-taking, a proneness to use the non-verbal register, child and caretaker problems with topic management.…
Descriptors: Speech Communication, Interpersonal Communication, Delayed Speech, Linguistics
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van Daal, John; Verhoeven, Ludo; van Balkom, Hans – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2009
Background: Language development is generally viewed as a multifactorial process. There are increasing indications that this similarly holds for the problematic language development process. Aims: A population of 97 young Dutch children with specific language impairment (SLI) was followed over a 2-year period to provide additional evidence for the…
Descriptors: Speech Impairments, Phonology, Semantics, Syntax
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Peeters, Marieke; Verhoeven, Ludo; van Balkom, Hans; de Moor, Jan – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2009
Background: Various aspects of the home literacy environment are considered to stimulate the emergent literacy development in children without disabilities. It is important to gain insight into the home literacy environment of children with cerebral palsy given that they have been shown to have difficulty acquiring literacy skills. Aims: The aims…
Descriptors: Age, Socioeconomic Status, Speech Impairments, Cerebral Palsy