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Spencer, Sarah; Clegg, Judy; Stackhouse, Joy; Rush, Robert – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2017
Background: Well-documented associations exist between socio-economic background and language ability in early childhood, and between educational attainment and language ability in children with clinically referred language impairment. However, very little research has looked at the associations between language ability, educational attainment and…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Socioeconomic Background, Language Skills, Educational Attainment
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Spencer, Sarah; Clegg, Judy; Stackhouse, Joy – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2012
Background: It is recognized that children from areas associated with socioeconomic disadvantage are at an increased risk of delayed language development. However, so far research has focused mainly on young children and there has been little investigation into language development in adolescence. Aims: To investigate the language abilities of…
Descriptors: Language Aptitude, Adolescents, Standardized Tests, Syntax