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ERIC Number: EJ696418
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jun
Pages: 15
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-1092-4388
Prelinguistic Predictors of Language Growth in Children with Developmental Disabilities
Brady, Nancy C.; Marquis, Janet; Fleming, Kandace; McLean, Lee
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, v47 n3 p663 Jun 2004
This study followed 18 children with developmental disabilities, whose chronological ages were between 3 years and 6 years at the start of the study, over a 2-year period. At initial observation, children communicated primarily through prelinguistic gestures, vocalizations, and single-word utterances. Children's language skills were measured every 6 months with the Sequenced Inventory of Communication Development-Revised (D. E. Hedrick, E. M. Prather, & A. R. Tobin, 1984). Prelinguistic communication rate and parental responsiveness were also measured at each observation. Development of language over time differed between participants in accordance with their entry-level communication. Hierarchical linear modeling indicated that children's level of gestural attainment, rate of communication, and parent response contingency were significant predictors of language outcome.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles
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Language: English
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