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Abdul Aziz, Safiyyah; Fletcher, Janet; Bayliss, Donna M. – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2017
Background: Past research with children with specific language impairment (SLI) has shown them to have poorer planning and problem-solving ability, and delayed self-regulatory speech (SRS) relative to their typically developing (TD) peers. However, the studies are few in number and are restricted in terms of the number and age range of…
Descriptors: Speech, Planning, Problem Solving, Language Impairments
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Tambyraja, Sherine R.; Schmitt, Mary Beth; Farquharson, Kelly; Justice, Laura M. – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2017
Background: Numerous studies suggest a positive relationship between the home literacy environment (HLE) and children's language and literacy skills, yet very little research has focused on the HLE of children with language impairment (LI). Children with LI are at risk for reading difficulties; thus, understanding the nature and frequency of their…
Descriptors: Family Literacy, Family Environment, Profiles, Children
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Wilson, Leanne; McNeill, Brigid; Gillon, Gail T. – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2017
Background: Preliminary studies of inter-professional education (IPE) among student speech-language therapists (SLTs) and student teachers suggest that workshop-based applications are beneficial in preparing participants for elements of collaborative practice. Situating IPE within the students' professional practice placements may provide another…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Professional Education, Speech Therapy, Student Teachers
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Thapa, Krishna Bahadur; Okalidou, Areti; Anastasiadou, Sofia – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2016
Background: The prevalence of speech-language impairments in children have been estimated for several languages, primarily in developed countries. However, prevalence data is lacking for developing countries, such as Nepal. Aims: (1) To obtain teacher estimates of incidence and overall prevalence of speech-language impairments and its subtypes as…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Speech Impairments, Language Impairments, Incidence
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Lockton, Elaine; Adams, Catherine; Collins, Anna – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2016
Background: Children who have social communication disorder (CwSCD) demonstrate persistent difficulties with language pragmatics in conversations and other verbal interactions. Speech-language interventions for these children often include promotion of metapragmatic awareness (MPA); that is, the ability to identify explicitly and reflect upon…
Descriptors: Communication Disorders, Speech Language Pathology, Intervention, Interpersonal Communication
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Van Luit, Johannes E. H.; Toll, Sylke W. M. – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2015
Background: Growing attention has been paid to the possibility of supporting early numeracy in at-risk kindergartners. Furthermore, it is assumed that language proficiency is an important prerequisite in early maths skills. Aims: To examine whether remedial early numeracy education in kindergarten, which has been proven to be effective in general,…
Descriptors: Numeracy, At Risk Students, Kindergarten, Remedial Mathematics
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McCartney, Elspeth; Boyle, James; Ellis, Sue – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2015
Background: Some children in areas of social deprivation in Scotland have lower reading attainment than neighbouring children in less deprived areas, and some of these also have lower spoken language comprehension skills than expected by assessment norms. There is a need to develop effective reading comprehension interventions that fit easily into…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Comprehension, Elementary School Students, Economically Disadvantaged
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Charman, Tony; Ricketts, Jessie; Dockrell, Julie E.; Lindsay, Geoff; Palikara, Olympia – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2015
Background: Although it is well-established that children with language impairment (LI) and children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) both show elevated levels of emotional and behavioural problems, the level and types of difficulties across the two groups have not previously been directly compared. Aims: To compare levels of emotional and…
Descriptors: Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Autism, Emotional Problems, Behavior Problems
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Durkin, Kevin; Mok, Pearl L. H.; Conti-Ramsden, Gina – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2015
Background: In general, children with specific language impairment (SLI) tend to fall behind their typically developing (TD) peers in educational attainment. Less is known about how children with SLI fare in particular areas of the curriculum and what predicts their levels of performance. Aims: To compare the distributions of performance of…
Descriptors: Language Impairments, At Risk Students, Predictor Variables, Performance
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Justice, Laura M.; Schmitt, Mary Beth; Murphy, Kimberly A.; Pratt, Amy; Biancone, Tricia – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2014
This study examined vocabulary intervention--in terms of targets and techniques--for children with language impairment receiving speech-language therapy in public schools (i.e., non-fee-paying schools) in the United States. Vocabulary treatments and targets were examined with respect to their alignment with the empirically validated practice of…
Descriptors: Vocabulary, Intervention, Public Schools, Speech Language Pathology
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Squires, Katie E.; Lugo-Neris, Mirza J.; Peña, Elizabeth D.; Bedore, Lisa M.; Bohman, Thomas M.; Gillam, Ronald B. – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2014
Background: To date there is limited information documenting growth patterns in the narratives of bilingual children with and without primary language impairment (PLI). Aims: This study was designed to determine whether bilingual children with and without PLI present similar gains from kindergarten to first grade in the macro- and microstructure…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Bilingualism, Language Impairments, Longitudinal Studies
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Ebert, Kerry Danahy – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2014
Background: Sentence repetition performance is attracting increasing interest as a valuable clinical marker for primary (or specific) language impairment (LI) in both monolingual and bilingual populations. Multiple aspects of memory appear to contribute to sentence repetition performance, but non-verbal memory has not yet been considered. Aims: To…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students, Bilingual Students, Bilingualism
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Ullrich, Dieter; Ullrich, Katja; Marten, Magret – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2014
Background: In Lower Saxony, Germany, pre-school children with language- and speech-deficits have the opportunity to access kindergartens with integrated language-/speech therapy prior to attending primary school, both regular or with integrated speech therapy. It is unknown whether these early childhood education treatments are helpful and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Speech Therapy, Language Impairments, Early Childhood Education
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Letts, Carolyn; Edwards, Susan; Sinka, Indra; Schaefer, Blanca; Gibbons, Wendy – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2013
Background: Several studies in recent years have indicated a link between socio-economic status (SES) of families and children's language development, including studies that have measured children's language through formal standardized test procedures. High numbers of children with low performance have been found in lower socio-economic groups in…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Status, Correlation, Language Acquisition, Mothers
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Williams, Gareth J.; Larkin, Rebecca F.; Blaggan, Samarita – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2013
Background: Young children are often required to carry out writing tasks in an educational context. However, little is known about the patterns of writing skills that children with specific language impairment (CwSLI) have relative to their typically developing peers. Aims: To assess the written language skills of CwSLI and compare these with…
Descriptors: Language Impairments, Written Language, Children, Matched Groups
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