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Smith-Lock, Karen M.; Leitao, Suze; Lambert, Lara; Nickels, Lyndsey – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2013
Background: Children with specific language impairment are known to struggle with expressive grammar. While some studies have shown successful intervention under laboratory conditions, there is a paucity of evidence for the effectiveness of grammar treatment in young children in community settings. Aim: To evaluate the effectiveness of a…
Descriptors: Expressive Language, Intervention, Program Effectiveness, Grammar
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Ketelaars, Mieke P.; Cuperus, Juliane; Jansonius, Kino; Verhoeven, Ludo – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2010
Background: Specific language impairment (SLI) is diagnosed when a child shows isolated structural language problems. The diagnosis of pragmatic language impairment (PLI) is given to children who show difficulties with the use of language in context. Unlike children with SLI, these children tend to show relatively intact structural language skills…
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Autism, Language Impairments, Disability Identification
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Gardner, Hilary; Froud, Karen; McClelland, Alastair; van der Lely, Heather K. J. – International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, 2006
Background: Despite a large body of evidence regarding reliable indicators of language deficits in young children, there has not been a standardized, quick screen for language impairment. The Grammar and Phonology Screening (GAPS) test was therefore designed as a short, reliable assessment of young children's language abilities. Aims: GAPS was…
Descriptors: Grammar, Phonology, Screening Tests, Reading Difficulties