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Howell, Peter; Tang, Kevin; Tuomainen, Outi; Chan, Sin Kan; Beltran, Kirsten; Mirawdeli, Avin; Harris, John – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2017
Background: Stuttering and word-finding difficulty (WFD) are two types of communication difficulty that occur frequently in children who learn English as an additional language (EAL), as well as those who only speak English. The two disorders require different, specific forms of intervention. Prior research has described the symptoms of each type…
Descriptors: Stuttering, Communication Problems, English (Second Language), Intervention
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Heilmann, John J.; Rojas, Raúl; Iglesias, Aquiles; Miller, Jon F. – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2016
Background: Language sampling, recognized as a gold standard for expressive language assessment, is often elicited using wordless picture storybooks. A series of wordless storybooks, commonly referred to as "Frog" stories, have been frequently used in language-based research with children from around the globe. Aims: To examine the…
Descriptors: Picture Books, Story Telling, Story Reading, Comparative Analysis
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Peña, Elizabeth D.; Bedore, Lisa M.; Kester, Ellen S. – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2016
Background: Significant progress has been made in the identification of language impairment in children are bilingual. Bilingual children's vocabulary knowledge may be distributed across languages. Thus, when testing bilingual children it is difficult to know how to weigh each language for diagnostic purposes. Even when conceptual scoring is used…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Language Impairments, Vocabulary Development, Test Validity
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Buil-Legaz, Lucía; Aguilar-Mediavilla, Eva; Rodríguez-Ferreiro, Javier – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2016
Background: Children with a diagnosis of specific language impairment (SLI) present impaired oral comprehension. According to the simple view of reading, general amodal linguistic capacity accounts for both oral and reading comprehension. Considering this, we should expect SLI children to display a reading comprehension deficit. However, previous…
Descriptors: Language Impairments, Oral Language, Reading Comprehension, Competence
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Ruiz-Felter, Roxanna; Cooperson, Solaman J.; Bedore, Lisa M.; Peña, Elizabeth D. – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2016
Background: Although some investigations of phonological development have found that segmental accuracy is comparable in monolingual children and their bilingual peers, there is evidence that language use affects segmental accuracy in both languages. Aims: To investigate the influence of age of first exposure to English and the amount of current…
Descriptors: Language Acquisition, Kindergarten, Young Children, Bilingual Students
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Boerma, Tessel; Leseman, Paul; Timmermeister, Mona; Wijnen, Frank; Blom, Elma – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2016
Background: Understanding and expressing a narrative's macro-structure is relatively independent of experience in a specific language. A narrative task is therefore assumed to be a less biased method of language assessment for bilingual children than many other norm-referenced tests and may thus be particularly valuable to identify language…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Young Children, Monolingualism, Language Skills
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Summers, Connie; Bohman, Thomas M.; Gillam, Ronald B.; Pena, Elizabeth D.; Bedore, Lisa M. – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2010
Background: Nonword repetition (NWR) involves the ability to perceive, store, recall and reproduce phonological sequences. These same abilities play a role in word and morpheme learning. Cross-linguistic studies of performance on NWR tasks, word learning, and morpheme learning yield patterns of increased performance on all three tasks as a…
Descriptors: Repetition, Spanish, English (Second Language), Bilingualism