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Chondrogianni, Vasiliki; John, Nerys – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2018
Background: Grammatical morphology has been shown to be problematic for children with specific language impairment (SLI) or developmental language disorder (DLD). Most research on this topic comes from widely spoken languages, such as English. Despite Welsh being the most extensively spoken indigenous in the UK after English, and Wales being the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Welsh, Grammar, Morphology (Languages)
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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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Mackenzie, Catherine; Muir, Margaret; Allen, Carolyn – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2010
Background: Non-speech oro-motor exercises (NSOMExs) are described in speech and language therapy manuals and are thought to be much used in acquired dysarthria intervention, though there is no robust evidence of an influence on speech outcome. Opinions differ as to whether, and for which dysarthria presentations, NSOMExs are appropriate. Aims:…
Descriptors: Intervention, Speech Impairments, Questionnaires, Foreign Countries
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Evans, Eryl; Carding, Paul; Drinnan, Michael – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2009
Background: Surgical treatment for advanced laryngeal cancer involves complete removal of the larynx ("laryngectomy") and initial total loss of voice. Post-laryngectomy rehabilitation involves implementation of different means of "voicing" for these patients wherever possible. There is little information about laryngectomees'…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Treatment, Quality of Life, Cancer, Disabilities
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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