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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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Kay-Raining Bird, Elizabeth; Lamond, Erin; Holden, Jeanette – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2012
This survey study investigates issues related to bilingualism and autism. Bilingualism is common around the world but there is little published information to guide professionals and parents in making decisions about bilingualism for children with autism. Participants were 49 parents or guardians of children with autism who were members of a…
Descriptors: Autism, Bilingualism, Multilingualism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Palikara, Olympia; Lindsay, Geoff; Dockrell, Julie E. – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2009
Background: Giving young people more and better opportunities to have their voices heard is a key feature of current educational policy and research internationally and in the UK. Aims: To examine the views of young people with a history of specific language impairment (SLI) as they entered post-16 education. Methods & Procedures: A total of…
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Student Attitudes, Language Impairments, Educational Policy
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Modha, Geetanjalee; Bernhardt, B. May; Church, Robyn; Bacsfalvi, Penelope – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2008
Background: Ultrasound has shown promise as visual feedback in remediation of /[turned r]/.Aims: To compare treatment for [turned r] with and without ultrasound.Methods & Procedures: A Canadian English-speaking adolescent participated in a case study with a no treatment baseline, alternating treatment blocks with and without ultrasound and a…
Descriptors: Speech Language Pathology, Case Studies, Foreign Countries, Remedial Instruction
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McLeod, Sharynne; McKinnon, David H. – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2007
Background: Prevalence data are of interest to health professionals and educators to assist in the planning of service delivery, allow for the calculation of the level of impact of intervention, and allow for the consideration of the boundaries between typical development and impairment. Aims: To determine the prevalence of children with…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Learning Problems, Incidence, Visual Impairments
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King, Wayne M.; Giess, Sally A.; Lombardino, Linda J. – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2007
Background: The marked degree of heterogeneity in persons with developmental dyslexia has motivated the investigation of possible subtypes. Attempts have proceeded both from theoretical models of reading and the application of unsupervised learning (clustering) methods. Previous cluster analyses of data obtained from persons with reading…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Reading Difficulties, Models, Databases
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Susca, Michael – International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, 2006
Background: To the person who stutters, there are other experiences than the somatic ones of stuttered speech. These are experiences of cognition and affect: in other words, experiences of thought and emotion. For several reasons, it is quite difficult to determine and recommend core measures of cognition and affect for clinicians to consider…
Descriptors: Stuttering, Speech Language Pathology, Clinical Psychology, Cognitive Tests
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Bishop, D. V. M.; Adams, C. V.; Rosen, S. – International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, 2006
Background: Receptive language impairments in school-age children have a poor prognosis, yet there is a dearth of research on effective interventions. Aims: Children's responses to a computerized grammatical training program were evaluated to consider whether repeated responding to spoken sentences with variable semantic content and the same…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Semantics, Sentence Structure, Receptive Language
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Dockrell, Julie E.; Lindsay, Geoff; Letchford, Becky; Mackie, Clare – International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, 2006
Background: Children with specific speech and language difficulties (SSLD) pose a challenge to the education system, and to speech and language therapists who support them, as a result of their language needs and associated educational and social-behavioural difficulties. The development of inclusion raises questions regarding appropriate…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Speech Therapy, School Districts, Inclusive Schools
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Marton, Klara; Schwartz, Richard G.; Farkas, Lajos; Katsnelson, Valeriya – International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, 2006
Background: English-speaking children with specific language impairment (SLI) perform more poorly than their typically developing peers in verbal working memory tasks where processing and storage are simultaneously required. Hungarian is a language with a relatively free word order and a rich agglutinative morphology. Aims: To examine the effect…
Descriptors: Stimuli, Linguistics, Sentences, Language Acquisition
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Mennen, Ineke; Stansfield, Jois – International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, 2006
Background: Speech and language therapy (SLT) managers are expected to ensure that there are appropriate services available for bilingual and multilingual clients in order to ensure an equitable service to all clients. However, there is a paucity of data available to inform service planning. Aims: To identify the level to which SLT services in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Speech Therapy, Guidelines, School Districts
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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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Pennington, Lindsay; Goldbart, Juliet; Marshall, Julie – International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, 2004
Background: Research has shown that children with cerebral palsy have difficulties acquiring communication skills and that conversation with familiar partners follows restricted patterns, which are characterized by high levels of partner control and children's responsivity. Speech and language therapy often includes training for conversational…
Descriptors: Children, Foreign Countries, Interpersonal Communication, Program Effectiveness
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Broomfield, Jan; Dodd, Barbara – International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, 2004
Background: There has been no previous incidence survey of children referred to a speech and language therapy service in the UK. Previous studies of prevalence of specific communication difficulties provide contradictory data from which it is difficult to plan speech and language therapy service provision. Reliable data are needed concerning the…
Descriptors: Communication Problems, Therapy, Standardized Tests, Measures (Individuals)
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Norbury, Courtenay Frazier; Nash, Marysia; Baird, Gillian; Bishop, Dorothy V. M. – International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, 2004
Background: The Children's Communication Checklist (CCC 1998) was revised in 2003 (CCC-2) to provide a general screen for communication disorder and to identify pragmatic/social interaction deficits. Two validation studies were conducted with different populations of children with language and communication impairments. Methods & Procedures: In…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Competence, Pragmatics, Language Impairments, Check Lists
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