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Polišenská, Kamila; Chiat, Shula; Roy, Penny – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2015
Background: Sentence repetition is gaining increasing attention as a source of information about children's sentence-level abilities in clinical assessment, and as a clinical marker of specific language impairment. However, it is widely debated what the task is testing and therefore how informative it is. Aims: (1) To evaluate the effects of…
Descriptors: Sentences, Repetition, Language Skills, Recall (Psychology)
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Klintö, Kristina; Salameh, Eva-Kristina; Lohmander, Anette – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2015
Background: Research regarding expressive language performance in children born with cleft palate is sparse. The relationship between articulation/phonology and expressive language skills also needs to be further explored. Aims: To investigate verbal competence in narrative retelling in 5-year-old children born with unilateral cleft lip and palate…
Descriptors: Physical Disabilities, Expressive Language, Articulation (Speech), Articulation Impairments
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Hudson, Sophie; Levickis, Penny; Down, Kate; Nicholls, Ruth; Wake, Melissa – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2015
Background: Maternal responsiveness has been shown to predict child language outcomes in clinical samples of children with language delay and non-representative samples of typically developing children. An effective and timely measure of maternal responsiveness for use at the population level has not yet been established. Aims: To determine…
Descriptors: Mothers, Parent Child Relationship, Language Acquisition, Language Impairments
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Gangji, Nazneen; Pascoe, Michelle; Smouse, Mantoa – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2015
Background: Swahili is widely spoken in East Africa, but to date there are no culturally and linguistically appropriate materials available for speech-language therapists working in the region. The challenges are further exacerbated by the limited research available on the typical acquisition of Swahili phonology. Aim: To describe the speech…
Descriptors: African Languages, Foreign Countries, Speech Language Pathology, Phonology
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Mainela-Arnold, Elina; Alibali, Martha W.; Hostetter, Autumn B.; Evans, Julia L. – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2014
Background: Previous research suggests that speakers are especially likely to produce manual communicative gestures when they have relative ease in thinking about the spatial elements of what they are describing, paired with relative difficulty organizing those elements into appropriate spoken language. Children with specific language impairment…
Descriptors: Language Impairments, Nonverbal Communication, Communication Skills, Expressive Language
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Laws, Glynis; Hall, Amanda – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2014
Background: Although many children with Down syndrome experience hearing loss, there has been little research to investigate its impact on speech and language development. Studies that have investigated the association give inconsistent results. These have often been based on samples where children with the most severe hearing impairments have…
Descriptors: Down Syndrome, Children, Speech Impairments, Language Impairments
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Kapalkova, Svetlana; Polisenska, Kamila; Vicenova, Zuzana – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2013
Background: Non-word repetition (NWR) tasks have been found to correlate with language skills and to discriminate between groups of typically developing (TD) children and children with speci?c language impairment (SLI) across languages. Aims: The main aim was to develop an easily-administered NWR screening test that could discriminate between…
Descriptors: Slavic Languages, Language Skills, Correlation, Repetition
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McNeill, Brigid C.; Hesketh, Anne – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2010
Background: Phonological representations are important for speech and literacy development. Mispronunciation detection tasks have been proposed as an appropriate measure of phonological representations for children with speech disorder. There has been limited analysis, however, of the developmental complexity of task stimuli. Further, the tasks…
Descriptors: Stimuli, Pronunciation, Measures (Individuals), Phonology
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Prathanee, Benjamas; Pongjanyakul, Amornrat; Chano, Jiraporn – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2008
Background: Children with delayed speech and language development are at considerable risk for later language impairment, social and behavioural problems, and illiteracy. Early diagnosis is needed for intervention planning and prevention. However, a speech and language test for Thai children has not been available. Aims: To establish a Thai Speech…
Descriptors: Delayed Speech, Language Impairments, Language Tests, Interrater Reliability
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O'toole, Ciara; Chiat, Shula – International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, 2006
Background: Understanding the relationship between preverbal skills and language development has important implications for identifying communication delay/disorders and for early childhood intervention. In the case of children with Down syndrome, it is well established that symbolic play is associated with the emergence of language. However, the…
Descriptors: Language Acquisition, Disabilities, Correlation, Age Differences
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Vance, Maggie; Stackhouse, Joy; Wells, Bills – International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, 2005
Background: In recent years, clinicians have been using a psycholinguistic approach to the assessment and remediation of children's developmental speech disorders. This requires the comparison of a child's performance across a range of speech-production tasks. Aims: To describe the profile of performance across different speech-production tasks in…
Descriptors: Psycholinguistics, Speech Communication, Speech Impairments, Young Children