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Hrastelj, Laura; Knight, Rachael-Anne – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2017
Background: A pattern of ingressive substitutions for word-final sibilants can be identified in a small number of cases in child speech disorder, with growing evidence suggesting it is a phonological difficulty, despite the unusual surface form. Phonological difficulty implies a problem with the cognitive process of organizing speech into sound…
Descriptors: Speech Communication, Error Analysis (Language), Speech Therapy, Young Children
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Neumann, Sandra; Rietz, Christian; Stenneken, Prisca – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2017
Background: In 2012 the Intelligibility in Context Scale (ICS) was published as a parent-report screening assessment that considers parents' perceptions of their children's functional intelligibility with a range of communication partners that differ in levels of authority and familiarity in real-life situations. To date, the ICS has been…
Descriptors: Communication Skills, German, Psychometrics, Test Validity
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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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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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van Daal, John; Verhoeven, Ludo; van Balkom, Hans – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2009
Background: Language development is generally viewed as a multifactorial process. There are increasing indications that this similarly holds for the problematic language development process. Aims: A population of 97 young Dutch children with specific language impairment (SLI) was followed over a 2-year period to provide additional evidence for the…
Descriptors: Speech Impairments, Phonology, Semantics, Syntax
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McNeill, B. C.; Gillon, G. T.; Dodd, B. – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2009
Background: Childhood apraxia of speech (CAS) is associated with phonological awareness, reading, and spelling deficits. Comparing literacy skills in CAS with other developmental speech disorders is critical for understanding the complexity of the disorder. Aims: This study compared the phonological awareness and reading development of children…
Descriptors: Phonological Awareness, Early Reading, Young Children, Speech Impairments
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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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Persson, Christina; Niklasson, Lena; Oskarsdottir, Solveig; Johansson, Susanne; Jonsson, Radi; Soderpalm, Ewa – International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, 2006
Background: Language impairment and delayed language onset have been described, although not investigated in detail, in children with 22q11 deletion syndrome. Aims: To investigate different areas of language: the ability to retell a narrative, phonology, syntax and receptive vocabulary in a group of 5-8-year-old children with 22q11 deletion…
Descriptors: Speech Impairments, Young Children, Language Skills, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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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