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ERIC Number: EJ1014935
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jun
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0265-6590
Treating the Passive in Children with Specific Language Impairment: A Usage-Based Approach
Riches, Nick G.
Child Language Teaching and Therapy, v29 n2 p155-169 Jun 2013
This study taught the passive to two children with specific language impairment (aged 8;1 and 8;2). It employed usage-based principles including "constructional grounding"; using short structures as the basis for acquiring long structures, and "construction conspiracy"; encouraging analogies between partially overlapping constructions. Significant improvements in production and comprehension were observed, though generalizability is limited by factors including experimental design and control over treatment fidelity. It is suggested that interventions modelled on usage-based approaches could prove effective for treating complex structures. (Contains 2 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Clinical Evaluation of Language Functions; Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A