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Brebner, Chris; McCormack, Paul; Rickard Liow, Susan – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2016
Background: The phonological and morphosyntactic structures of English and Mandarin contrast maximally and an increasing number of bilinguals speak these two languages. Speech and language therapists need to understand bilingual development for children speaking these languages in order reliably to assess and provide intervention for this…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Bilingual Students, Verbs, Morphemes
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Wong, Betty; Brebner, Chris; McCormack, Paul; Butcher, Andy – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2015
Background: The nature of speech disorders in individuals with Down Syndrome (DS) remains controversial despite various explanations put forth in the literature to account for the observed speech profiles. A high level of word production inconsistency in children with DS has led researchers to query whether the inconsistency continues into…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adolescents, Down Syndrome, Receptive Language
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En, Lydea Gn Wei; Brebner, Chris; McCormack, Paul – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2014
Background: There are no published data on typical phonological development for Singaporean children. There is therefore the risk that children's speech in Singapore may be misdiagnosed or that clinicians may set goals erroneously. Aims: This paper reports a preliminary study on the English phonology of typically developing 4;0-4;5-year-old…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Children, Bilingualism, Mandarin Chinese
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McAllister, Sue; Lincoln, Michelle; Ferguson, Alison; McAllister, Lindy – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2010
Background: Workplace-based learning is a critical component of professional preparation in speech pathology. A validated assessment of this learning is seen to be "the gold standard", but it is difficult to develop because of design and validation issues. These issues include the role and nature of judgement in assessment, challenges in…
Descriptors: Workplace Learning, Allied Health Occupations Education, Allied Health Personnel, Speech Language Pathology