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Ebbels, Susan H.; McCartney, Elspeth; Slonims, Vicky; Dockrell, Julie E.; Norbury, Courtenay Frazier – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2019
Background: Paediatric speech and language therapist (SLT) roles often involve planning individualized intervention for specific children, working collaboratively with families and education staff, providing advice, training and coaching and raising awareness. A tiered approach to service delivery is currently recommended whereby services become…
Descriptors: Speech Language Pathology, Allied Health Personnel, Speech Therapy, Evidence Based Practice
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Sultana, Asifa; Stokes, Stephanie F.; Klee, Thomas; Fletcher, Paul – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2019
Background: Children with language disorder across languages have problems with verb morphology. The nature of these problems varies according to the typology of the language. The language analyzed in this paper is the Standard Bangla spoken in Dhaka, Bangladesh, by more than 200 million people. It is an underexplored language with agglutinative…
Descriptors: Language Impairments, Verbs, Morphology (Languages), Indo European Languages
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Arias-Trejo, Natalia; Angulo-Chavira, Armando Q.; Barrón-Martínez, Julia B. – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2019
Background: Children and adults with neurotypical development employ linguistic information to predict and anticipate information. Individuals with Down syndrome (DS) have weaknesses in language production and the domain of grammar but relative strengths in language comprehension and the domain of semantics. What is not clear is the extent to…
Descriptors: Verbs, Eye Movements, Down Syndrome, Children
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Boyce, Jessica O.; Sanchez, Katherine; Amor, David J.; Reilly, Sheena; Da Costa, Annette; Kilpatrick, Nicky; Morgan, Angela T. – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2019
Background: Submucous cleft palate (SMCP) has a heterogeneous presentation and is often identified late or misdiagnosed. Diagnosis is prompted by speech, resonance or feeding symptoms associated with velopharyngeal insufficiency. However, the broader impacts of SMCP on communication have rarely been examined and therefore are poorly understood.…
Descriptors: Human Body, Speech Impairments, Communication Problems, Communication Skills
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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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Sutherland, Rebecca; Trembath, David; Hodge, Marie Antoinette; Rose, Veronica; Roberts, Jacqueline – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2019
Background: Access to timely and appropriate speech-language pathology (SLP) services is a significant challenge for many families. Telehealth has been used successfully to treat a range of communication disorders in children and adults. Research examining the use of telehealth for children with autism has focused largely on diagnosis,…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Children, Reliability
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Wood, Sara E.; Timmins, Claire; Wishart, Jennifer; Hardcastle, William J.; Cleland, Joanne – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2019
Background: Electropalatography (EPG) records details of the location and timing of tongue contacts with the hard palate during speech. It has been effective in treating articulation disorders that have failed to respond to conventional therapy approaches but, until now, its use with children and adolescents with intellectual/learning disabilities…
Descriptors: Speech Impairments, Down Syndrome, Electronic Equipment, Children
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Leonard, Laurence B.; Kueser, Justin B. – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2019
Background: During grammatical treatment of children with developmental language disorder (DLD), it is natural for therapists to focus on the grammatical details of the target language that give the children special difficulty. However, along with the language-specific features of the target (e.g., for English, add -s to verbs in present tense,…
Descriptors: Grammar, Language Impairments, English, Difficulty Level
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Krzemien, Magali; Maillart, Christelle; Parisse, Christophe; Leroy, Sandrine – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2019
Background: Analogical mapping is a domain-general cognitive process used notably in language development, and particularly in the abstraction of construction schemas. Children with developmental language disorders (DLD) display an impairment in linguistic productivity and creativity, which can be linked to a lack of generalization of construction…
Descriptors: Developmental Delays, Language Processing, Language Acquisition, Language Impairments
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Lavelli, Manuela; Barachetti, Chiara; Majorano, Marinella; Florit, Elena; Brotto, Cristina; Miottello, Piergiorgio – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2019
Background: The regular practice of shared book reading (SBR) at home may play a key role in fostering the linguistic development of children with developmental language disorder (DLD). However, more evidence is needed of the benefits of home-based SBR interventions on the parents' conversational strategies and on the communicative and linguistic…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Speech Language Pathology, Intervention, Italian
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Klatte, Inge S.; Harding, Sam; Roulstone, Sue – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2019
Background: Parents' play an essential role in Parent--Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) as the primary agent of intervention with their child. Unfortunately, speech and language therapists (SLTs) report that parents' engagement is challenging when conducting PCIT. Although focusing on and stimulating the engagement of parents, when needed, can…
Descriptors: Allied Health Personnel, Speech Language Pathology, Attitudes, Parents
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Sikora, Katarzyna; Roelofs, Ardi; Hermans, Daan; Knoors, Harry – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2019
Background: Accumulating evidence suggests that the updating, inhibiting and shifting abilities underlying executive control are important for spoken language production in adults. However, little is known about this in children. Aims: To examine whether children with and without language impairment differ in all or only some of these executive…
Descriptors: Executive Function, Language Processing, Children, Language Impairments
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Gaile, Jacqueline; Adams, Catherine – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2018
Background: Metacognition is a significant component of complex interventions for children who have developmental language disorders. Research into how metacognition operates in the content or process of developmental language therapy delivery is limited. Identification and description of proposed active therapy components, such as metacognition,…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Speech Therapy, Intervention, Interpersonal Communication
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Marshall, C. R.; Jones, A.; Fastelli, A.; Atkinson, J.; Botting, N.; Morgan, G. – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2018
Background: Deafness has an adverse impact on children's ability to acquire spoken languages. Signed languages offer a more accessible input for deaf children, but because the vast majority are born to hearing parents who do not sign, their early exposure to sign language is limited. Deaf children as a whole are therefore at high risk of language…
Descriptors: Semantics, Language Fluency, Sign Language, Deafness
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Pennington, Lindsay; Lombardo, Eftychia; Steen, Nick; Miller, Nick – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2018
Background: The speech intelligibility of children with dysarthria and cerebral palsy has been observed to increase following therapy focusing on respiration and phonation. Aims: To determine if speech intelligibility change following intervention is associated with change in acoustic measures of voice. Methods & Procedures: We recorded 16…
Descriptors: Children, Cerebral Palsy, Speech, Acoustics
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