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Watson, Rose Mary; Pennington, Lindsay – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2015
Background: Communication difficulties are common in cerebral palsy (CP) and are frequently associated with motor, intellectual and sensory impairments. Speech and language therapy research comprises single-case experimental design and small group studies, limiting evidence-based intervention and possibly exacerbating variation in practice. Aims:…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cerebral Palsy, Communication Problems, Psychomotor Skills
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Davies, Rebecca; Kidd, Evan; Lander, Karen – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2009
Background: Previous research has found that newborn infants can match phonetic information in the lips and voice from as young as ten weeks old. There is evidence that access to visual speech is necessary for normal speech development. Although we have an understanding of this early sensitivity, very little research has investigated older…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Research Needs, Phonology, Preschool Children
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Law, J.; Campbell, C.; Roulstone, S.; Adams, C.; Boyle, J. – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2008
Background: Receptive language impairment (RLI) is one of the most significant indicators of negative sequelae for children with speech and language disorders. Despite this, relatively little is known about the most effective treatments for these children in the primary school period. Aims: To explore the relationship between the reported practice…
Descriptors: Communication Problems, Intervention, Language Impairments, Measures (Individuals)
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Emanuel, Rosemary; Chiat, Shula; Roy, Penny – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2007
Background: Clinicians in the UK rely mainly on informal observations and structured and semi-structured tasks rather than standardized testing in their assessments of pre-school children referred with speech and language difficulties. The informal nature of the clinical decision-making process at this age is unsurprising given the dearth of…
Descriptors: Therapy, Standardized Tests, Severity (of Disability), Followup Studies
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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)