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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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Bosco, Francesca M.; Angeleri, Romina; Sacco, Katiuscia; Bara, Bruno G. – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2015
Background: The purpose of this study is to investigate the pragmatic abilities of individuals with traumatic brain injury (TBI). Several studies in the literature have previously reported communicative deficits in individuals with TBI, however such research has focused principally on communicative deficits in general, without providing an…
Descriptors: Head Injuries, Brain, Pragmatics, Cognitive Ability
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Saldert, Charlotta; Ferm, Ulrika; Bloch, Steven – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2014
Background: It is known that dysarthria arising from Parkinson's disease may affect intelligibility in conversational interaction. Research has also shown that Parkinson's disease may affect cognition and cause word-retrieval difficulties and pragmatic problems in the use of language. However, it is not known whether or how these…
Descriptors: Semantics, Neurological Impairments, Communication Problems, Pragmatics
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Baxendale, Janet; Lockton, Elaine; Adams, Catherine; Gaile, Jacqueline – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2013
Background: Treatment trials that enquire into parents' and teachers' views on speech-language interventions and outcomes for primary school-age children are relatively rare. The current study sought perceptions of the process of intervention and value placed on outcomes resulting from a trial of intervention, the Social Communication Intervention…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary School Students
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Stribling, Penny; Rae, John; Dickerson, Paul – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2007
Background: The talk of persons with autistic spectrum disorders (ASD) often features distinctive forms of repetition (echophenomena). Although often characterized as meaningless or inappropriate, there is evidence that such practices can sometimes have communicative functions. Aims: To investigate the interactional organization of repetition…
Descriptors: Learning Problems, Pragmatics, Autism, Speech Communication
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McCann, Joanne; Peppe, Susan; Gibbon, Fiona E.; O'Hare, Anne; Rutherford, Marion – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2007
Background: Disordered expressive prosody is a widely reported characteristic of individuals with autism. Despite this, it has received little attention in the literature and the few studies that have addressed it have not described its relationship to other aspects of communication. Aims: To determine the nature and relationship of expressive and…
Descriptors: Comprehension, Mental Age, Phonology, Autism
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Bonifacio, Serena; Girolametto, Luigi; Bulligan, Manuela; Callegari, Monica; Vignola, Sandra; Zocconi, Elisabetta – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2007
Background: Previous research on the pragmatic abilities of late talkers at 24 months of age indicates that they have difficulties initiating conversational interactions, but possess intact responsiveness skills. This study uses a parent-administered questionnaire for evaluating the conversational skills of late talkers and suggesting pragmatic…
Descriptors: Delayed Speech, Interpersonal Communication, Communication Skills, Italian