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de Diego-Lázaro, Beatriz; Restrepo, María Adelaida; Sedey, Allison Lee; Yoshinaga-Itano, Christine – Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 2019
Purpose: The goal of this study was to identify predictors of expressive vocabulary in young Spanish-speaking children who are deaf or hard of hearing living in the United States. Method: This cross-sectional study considered 53 children with bilateral hearing loss between 8 and 34 months of age ( M = 24, SD = 6.9). Demographic variables,…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Expressive Language, Spanish Speaking, Vocabulary Development
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Zhou, Vanessa; Munson, Jeffrey A.; Greenson, Jessica; Hou, Yan; Rogers, Sally; Estes, Annette M. – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
Little is known about outcomes of early intervention for children with autism spectrum disorder reared in bilingual homes. There are concerns that social communication deficits among children with autism spectrum disorder may reduce the developmental benefits of early intervention for children with autism spectrum disorder raised in bilingual…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Early Intervention, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Rinaldi, Pasquale; Pasqulaetti, Patrizio; Stefanini, Silvia; Bello, Arianna – Journal of Child Language, 2019
One of the most popular and widely used parent report instruments for assessing early language acquisition is the MacArthur-Bates Communicative Development Inventories (MB-CDI). This study compares normative data of the Italian Words and Sentences complete form (WS-CF) and short form (WS-SF). The samples included 752 children for the WS-CF and 816…
Descriptors: Italian, Grammar, Vocabulary Development, Language Acquisition
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Gengoux, Grace W.; Schapp, Salena; Burton, Sarah; Ardel, Christina M.; Libove, Robin A.; Baldi, Gina; Berquist, Kari L.; Phillips, Jennifer M.; Hardan, Antonio Y. – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
Developmental approaches to autism treatment aim to establish strong interpersonal relationships through joint play. These approaches have emerging empirical support; however, there is a need for further research documenting the procedures and demonstrating their effectiveness. This pilot study evaluated changes in parent behavior and child autism…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Intervention, Children
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Yamashiro, Amy; Vouloumanos, Athena – Developmental Psychology, 2019
Adult humans process communicative interactions by recognizing that information is being communicated through speech (linguistic ability) and simultaneously evaluating how to respond appropriately (social-pragmatic ability). These abilities may originate in infancy. Infants understand how speech communicates in social interactions, helping them…
Descriptors: Pragmatics, Interpersonal Competence, Speech Communication, Autism
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Smolík, Filip – Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 2019
Purpose: The study examined the effects of imageability and phonological neighborhood density on the acquisition of word production in Czech, controlling for part-of-speech class, word length, and word frequency. Phonological neighborhood density is of interest because previous research has not examined highly inflected languages such as Czech.…
Descriptors: Slavic Languages, Language Acquisition, Phonology, Children
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Davlantis, Katherine S.; Estes, Annette; Dawson, Geraldine; Rogers, Sally J. – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
The aim of this study was to develop a measurement approach to assess the learning opportunities provided by parents to their young children with autism spectrum disorder during a free play task and to examine the relationship between learning opportunities and child performance on measures of cognition, autism spectrum disorder symptoms, and…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Young Children, Toddlers
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Longobardi, Emiddia; Spataro, Pietro; Pecora, Giulia; Bellagamba, Francesca – First Language, 2019
This cross-sectional study investigated the use of four verbal indices of social knowledge (personal pronouns, verb conjugations, people words and mental state language) and their concurrent relations in a sample of 287 Italian-speaking children between 18 and 36 months. Results showed that the production of all indices increased with age. Mental…
Descriptors: Italian, Native Language, Form Classes (Languages), Verbs
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Cunningham, Barbara Jane; Kwok, Elaine; Earle, Cindy; Oram Cardy, Janis – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2019
This study explored participation- and impairment-based outcomes for 24 late-to-talk toddlers (M age = 20.46 months, SD = 3.09, 62.5% male) whose parents participated in Target Word™, The Hanen Program® for Parents of Children who are Late Talkers in community clinics across Ontario. Parents completed the MacArthur-Bates Communicative Development…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Child Language, Delayed Speech, Language Impairments
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Moore, Charlotte; Dailey, Shannon; Garrison, Hallie; Amatuni, Andrei; Bergelson, Elika – Developmental Psychology, 2019
Around their first birthdays, infants begin to point, walk, and talk. These abilities are appreciable both by researchers with strictly standardized criteria and caregivers with more relaxed notions of what each of these skills entails. Here, we compare the onsets of these skills and links among them across two data collection methods: observation…
Descriptors: Child Development, Infants, Child Behavior, Vocabulary Development
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Morin-Lessard, Elizabeth; Poulin-Dubois, Diane; Segalowitz, Norman; Byers-Heinlein, Krista – Developmental Psychology, 2019
A talking face provides redundant cues on the mouth that might support language learning and highly salient social cues in the eyes. What drives children's looking toward the mouth versus eyes of a talking face? This study reports data from 292 children who viewed faces speaking English, French, and Russian. We investigated the impact of…
Descriptors: Infants, Young Children, Age Differences, Monolingualism
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Friend, Margaret; Smolak, Erin; Patrucco-Nanchen, Tamara; Poulin-Dubois, Diane; Zesiger, Pascal – Developmental Psychology, 2019
The present research extends recent work on the prediction of preschool language skills by exploring prediction from decontextualized vocabulary comprehension. Vocabulary comprehension was a stronger predictor than parent-reported production, yielding a quadrupling of variance accounted for relative to prior studies. Parallel studies (Studies 1…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Language Skills, Vocabulary, Comprehension
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Rescorla, Leslie A.; Winder-Patel, Breanna M.; Paterson, Sarah J.; Pandey, Juhi; Wolff, Jason J.; Schultz, Robert T.; Piven, Joseph – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
The screening power of the CBCL/1½-5's Withdrawn and "Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders"-Pervasive Developmental Problems (DSM-PDP) scales to identify children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder at 24 months was tested in a longitudinal, familial high-risk study. Participants were 56 children at high risk for…
Descriptors: Child Behavior, Check Lists, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Bottema-Beutel, Kristen; Woynaroski, Tiffany; Louick, Rebecca; Stringer Keefe, Elizabeth; Watson, Linda R.; Yoder, Paul J. – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
We examined differences between children with autism spectrum disorder and typically developing children over an 8-month period in: (a) longitudinal associations between expressive and receptive vocabulary and (b) the extent to which caregiver utterances provided within an "optimal" engagement state mediated the pathway from early…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Vocabulary, Receptive Language
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Jakubowski, Karen P.; Iverson, Jana M. – Language Learning and Development, 2019
Attentional difficulties are evident in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Accordingly, mothers of children with ASD may modify communication to direct their child's attention, and this pattern may generalize to later-born children. This study examined patterns of child-directed communication in 11 mothers of 18-month-old toddlers at…
Descriptors: Attention, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Mothers