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Harrison, Elisabeth; Onslow, Mark; Menzies, Ross – International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, 2004
Background: Data have accumulated to show that the Lidcombe Program of early stuttering intervention is a safe treatment with positive outcomes for preschoolers who stutter, and a randomized controlled trial is under way at the time of writing. Program components have not been investigated experimentally so the functionality of each component is…
Descriptors: Speech Impairments, Early Intervention, Stuttering, Preschool Children
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Leitao, Suze; Fletcher, Janet – International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, 2004
Background: Theoretical and empirical support now exists for the finding that many children with expressive phonological impairment experience problems in acquiring phonological awareness and early literacy skills. Few studies, however, have examined the long-term academic and literacy outcomes for this population, in particular as the…
Descriptors: Phonological Awareness, Spelling, Reading Comprehension, Emergent Literacy
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Miller, Carol A. – International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, 2004
Background: Children with specific language impairment (SLI) have language abilities not commensurate with other cognitive abilities. This pattern makes the SLI population of interest when investigating the relationship between language and theory of mind. One view regarding this relationship is that theory of mind develops independently of…
Descriptors: Applied Linguistics, Language Skills, Preschool Children, Cognitive Ability
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Broomfield, Jan; Dodd, Barbara – International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, 2004
Background: There has been no previous incidence survey of children referred to a speech and language therapy service in the UK. Previous studies of prevalence of specific communication difficulties provide contradictory data from which it is difficult to plan speech and language therapy service provision. Reliable data are needed concerning the…
Descriptors: Communication Problems, Therapy, Standardized Tests, Measures (Individuals)
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Horton, S.; Byng, S.; Bunning, K.; Pring, T. – International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, 2004
Background: Terms such as 'clinical intuition' have often been applied to the practice of speech and language therapy. Various authors have aimed to make the process of therapy practice more explicit, and it is argued that recently developed descriptive/analytic frameworks have the potential to engender the critical mindset necessary for student…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Program Effectiveness, Therapy, Student Attitudes
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Norbury, Courtenay Frazier; Nash, Marysia; Baird, Gillian; Bishop, Dorothy V. M. – International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, 2004
Background: The Children's Communication Checklist (CCC 1998) was revised in 2003 (CCC-2) to provide a general screen for communication disorder and to identify pragmatic/social interaction deficits. Two validation studies were conducted with different populations of children with language and communication impairments. Methods & Procedures: In…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Competence, Pragmatics, Language Impairments, Check Lists
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Samuelsson, Christina; Nettelbladt, Ulrika – International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, 2004
Background: Symptoms of prosodic problems have been found in Swedish children with language impairment at word and phrase level and possibly also at discourse level. Aims: The aim was twofold. First, to characterize a group of children with prosodic problems compared with children with normal language development. Second, to investigate the…
Descriptors: Linguistics, Grammar, Phonetics, Suprasegmentals
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Hansson, K.; Forsberg, J.; Lofqvist, A.; Maki-Torkko, E.; Sahlen, B. – International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, 2004
Background: Working memory is considered to influence a range of linguistic skills, i.e. vocabulary acquisition, sentence comprehension and reading. Several studies have pointed to limitations of working memory in children with specific language impairment. Few studies, however, have explored the role of working memory for language deficits in…
Descriptors: Phonology, Testing, Vocabulary Development, Short Term Memory
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Hesketh, Anne – International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, 2004
Background: There are conflicting reports in the research literature of the literacy outcome of children with speech disorder. The link between phonological awareness and literacy in typically developing and literacy delayed children is well established, but there is less research specifically into children with an isolated speech disorder (i.e.…
Descriptors: Children, Reading Skills, Emergent Literacy, Reading Difficulties