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Jackson, Emily; Leitão, Suze; Claessen, Mary; Boyes, Mark – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2019
Background: The ability to learn new words is critical in the development of oral and written language, and significantly impacts engagement in social, academic and vocational situations. Many studies have evaluated the word-learning process in people with developmental language disorder (DLD). However, methodologies for assessment are…
Descriptors: Developmental Disabilities, Language Impairments, Evaluation Methods, Vocabulary Development
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Hill, Elizabeth; Claessen, Mary; Whitworth, Anne; Boyes, Mark; Ward, Roslyn – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2018
Background: Cognitive impairment, particularly of executive functioning, has been implicated in deficits in spoken discourse production following acquired brain injury (ABI). However, due to variation in the methodologies and heterogeneity of findings across studies, the nature and extent of this association is not well understood. Aims: This…
Descriptors: Brain, Head Injuries, Neurological Impairments, Meta Analysis