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Seiler, Antonette; Leitão, Suze; Blosfelds, Mara – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2019
Background: Fluent word reading is a key characteristic of skilled reading, yet most children with reading disorders have impaired word-reading skills. Previous research has demonstrated that multi-component interventions targeting phonemic awareness and the alphabetic principle are effective for children with reading disorders. However, about 25%…
Descriptors: Decoding (Reading), Reading Difficulties, Intervention, Reading Instruction
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Kruythoff-Broekman, Astrid; Wiefferink, Carin; Rieffe, Carolien; Uilenburg, Noëlle – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2019
Background: Late language emergence is a risk indicator for developmental language disorder. Parent-implemented early language intervention programmes (parent programmes) have been shown to have positive effects on children's receptive and expressive language skills. However, long-term effectiveness has rarely been studied. Additionally, little is…
Descriptors: Child Language, Longitudinal Studies, Parent Education, Parent Child Relationship
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Mason, Kazlin N.; Pua, Eshan; Perry, Jamie L. – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2018
Background: Posterior nasal fricatives are a learned compensatory articulation error and commonly substituted for oral fricatives. Treatment of such articulation errors requires the modification or teaching of skilled movements. A motor-based approach is designed to teach the complex motor skill movement sequences required in the production of…
Descriptors: Speech Language Pathology, Intervention, Psychomotor Skills, Articulation Impairments
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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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Justice, Laura M.; Schmitt, Mary Beth; Murphy, Kimberly A.; Pratt, Amy; Biancone, Tricia – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2014
This study examined vocabulary intervention--in terms of targets and techniques--for children with language impairment receiving speech-language therapy in public schools (i.e., non-fee-paying schools) in the United States. Vocabulary treatments and targets were examined with respect to their alignment with the empirically validated practice of…
Descriptors: Vocabulary, Intervention, Public Schools, Speech Language Pathology
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Letts, Carolyn; Edwards, Susan; Sinka, Indra; Schaefer, Blanca; Gibbons, Wendy – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2013
Background: Several studies in recent years have indicated a link between socio-economic status (SES) of families and children's language development, including studies that have measured children's language through formal standardized test procedures. High numbers of children with low performance have been found in lower socio-economic groups in…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Status, Correlation, Language Acquisition, Mothers
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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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Lousada, M.; Jesus, Luis M. T.; Capelas, S.; Margaca, C.; Simoes, D.; Valente, A.; Hall, A.; Joffe, V. L. – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2013
Background: In Portugal, the routine clinical practice of speech and language therapists (SLTs) in treating children with all types of speech sound disorder (SSD) continues to be articulation therapy (AT). There is limited use of phonological therapy (PT) or phonological awareness training in Portugal. Additionally, at an international level there…
Descriptors: Phonology, Articulation (Speech), Foreign Countries, Speech Therapy
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Lerna, Anna; Esposito, Dalila; Conson, Massimiliano; Russo, Luigi; Massagli, Angelo – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2012
Background: The Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) is a common treatment choice for non-verbal children with autism. However, little empirical evidence is available on the usefulness of PECS in treating social-communication impairments in autism. Aims: To test the effects of PECS on social-communicative skills in children with autism,…
Descriptors: Intervention, Interpersonal Relationship, Autism, Observation
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Mecrow, Carol; Beckwith, Jennie; Klee, Thomas – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2010
Background: Increased demand for access to specialist services for providing support to children with speech, language and communication needs prompted a local service review of how best to allocate limited resources. This study arose as a consequence of a wish to evaluate the effectiveness of an enhanced consultative approach to delivering speech…
Descriptors: Speech Language Pathology, Intervention, Young Children, Elementary School Students
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Joffe, Victoria; Pring, T. – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2008
Background: Children with phonological problems are a significant proportion of many therapists' caseloads. However, little is known about current clinical practice with these children or whether research on the effects of therapy have influenced this practice. Aims: To investigate the methods of assessment and remediation used by therapists…
Descriptors: Phonology, Phonological Awareness, Auditory Discrimination, Reading Skills
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Hesketh, Anne; Dima, Evgenia; Nelson, Veronica – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2007
Background: Awareness of individual phonemes in words is a late-acquired level of phonological awareness that usually develops in the early school years. It is generally agreed to have a close relationship with early literacy development, but its role in speech change is less well understood. Speech and language therapy for children with speech…
Descriptors: Speech Therapy, Phonemes, Stimulation, Reading Skills
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Nash, Hannah; Snowling, Margaret – International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, 2006
Background: Children who have poor vocabulary knowledge are at risk of wider language weaknesses and reading comprehension difficulties, which will impact upon their educational achievement. The central question addressed in this paper is how best to teach new vocabulary items to these children. Aims: To investigate the effects of two different…
Descriptors: Definitions, Young Children, Instructional Effectiveness, Vocabulary Skills