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ERIC Number: EJ775678
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 14
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 31
ISSN: ISSN-0265-6590
Interactional Style, Elicitation Strategies and Language Production in Professional Language Intervention
Bruce, Barbro; Hansson, Kristina; Nettelbladt, Ulrika
Child Language Teaching and Therapy, v23 n3 p253-266 2007
This paper explores language intervention for children with specific language impairment in Sweden. The elicitation strategies, style of interaction and language production used by speech and language pathologists (SLPs) were analyzed in two conditions, free conversation and training of grammar. In training, the grammatical targets were used significantly more often by the SLPs, but not by the children. In the free conversations the children talked more and had significantly higher mean length of utterance in words and the SLPs linked significantly more to the child's focus. The two conditions represent different, but complementary approaches to language intervention. (Contains 2 tables and 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Sweden
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Mean Length of Utterance