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Boyce, Jessica O.; Kilpatrick, Nicky; Reilly, Sheena; Da Costa, Annette; Morgan, Angela T. – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2018
Background: Research investigating language skills in school-aged children with non-syndromic cleft lip and/or palate is sparse. Past studies focus on younger populations, lack key comparisons to demographically matched control cohorts or explore language as a component of broader academic skills. Trends of existing studies suggest that affected…
Descriptors: Receptive Language, Expressive Language, Speech Impairments, Control Groups
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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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McGregor, Karla K.; Oleson, Jacob; Bahnsen, Alison; Duff, Dawna – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2013
Background: Deficient vocabulary is a frequently reported symptom of developmental language impairment, but the nature of the deficit and its developmental course are not well documented. Aims: To describe the nature of the deficit in terms of breadth and depth of vocabulary knowledge and to determine whether the nature and the extent of the…
Descriptors: Language Impairments, Vocabulary, Grade 2, Grade 4