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Adams, Catherine – Educational Theory, 2016
In the wake of the digital, some have recommended that we abandon the tedium of teaching handwriting to children in service of promoting "more creative" digital literacies. Others worry that an early diet of keyboard and screen may have deleterious effects on children's social, emotional, and cognitive development, as well as their…
Descriptors: Handwriting, Writing Instruction, Word Processing, Writing Processes
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Gaile, Jacqueline; Adams, Catherine – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2018
Background: Metacognition is a significant component of complex interventions for children who have developmental language disorders. Research into how metacognition operates in the content or process of developmental language therapy delivery is limited. Identification and description of proposed active therapy components, such as metacognition,…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Speech Therapy, Intervention, Interpersonal Communication
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Sturrock, Alexandra; Foy, Kate; Freed, Jenny; Adams, Catherine; Leadbitter, Kathy – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2023
Background: Autistic children without intellectual disability will likely experience higher level language and communication difficulties. These may appear subtle, in that they are not immediately evident to those who do not know the child well and may not manifest in all environments. Because of this, the impact of such difficulties may be…
Descriptors: Autism Spectrum Disorders, Children, Early Adolescents, Language Impairments
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Cutumisu, Maria; Adams, Catherine; Glanfield, Florence; Yuen, Connie; Lu, Chang – IEEE Transactions on Education, 2022
The growing interest of educational researchers in computational thinking (CT) has led to an expanding literature on assessments of CT skills and attitudes. However, few studies have examined whether CT attitudes influence CT skills. The present study examines the relationship between CT attitudes and CT skills for preservice teachers (PSTs). The…
Descriptors: Structural Equation Models, Preservice Teachers, Thinking Skills, Computation
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Sturrock, Alexandra; Chilton, Helen; Foy, Katie; Freed, Jenny; Adams, Catherine – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2022
Subtle language and communication difficulties are persistent and pervasive for autistic individuals without intellectual disability. They are thought to impact negatively on functionality, social interrelations and emotional well-being, although this relationship is under-explored in the literature. The personal accounts of autistic children…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Children, Early Adolescents
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Sturrock, Alexandra; Marsden, Antonia; Adams, Catherine; Freed, Jenny – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2020
Female children with autism spectrum disorder (FwASD) and performance intelligence quotient (PIQ) over 70 were compared with male children with ASD (MwASD) and typically developing (TD) controls (age 8-11 years) using a range of language and pragmatic measures. Functional ability was assessed using clinical observations and parent, teacher and…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Performance Factors, Intelligence Quotient
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Sturrock, Alexandra; Yau, Natalie; Freed, Jenny; Adams, Catherine – Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2020
Understanding the nature of language and communication disorders in High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder (HFASD) populations may provide insight into why females are more likely than males to go undiagnosed. Language and communication skills were compared between 13 females and 13 males (aged 8.11-11.06) with HFASD. Gender-normative data was…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Gender Differences, Language Skills
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Adams, Catherine; Lockton, Elaine; Collins, Anna – Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 2018
Purpose: The purposes of this study are to investigate metapragmatic (MP) ability in 6-11-year-old children with social communication disorder (SCD), developmental language disorder (DLD), and typical language development and to explore factors associated with MP explicitation and social understanding (SU). Method: In this cross-sectional study,…
Descriptors: Communication Disorders, Language Impairments, Comparative Analysis, Case Studies
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Comley Adams, Catherine; Butler, Douglass A. – Journal of Extension, 2017
Amid waning public financial support for Extension program offerings, highly strategic and professional fund-raising practices are necessary for gaining momentum among private philanthropists and closing the fiscal gap. University of Missouri Extension conducted a precampaign survey that invited feedback from stakeholders to inform Extension…
Descriptors: Questionnaires, Fund Raising, Extension Education, Surveys
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Lockton, Elaine; Adams, Catherine; Collins, Anna – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2016
Background: Children who have social communication disorder (CwSCD) demonstrate persistent difficulties with language pragmatics in conversations and other verbal interactions. Speech-language interventions for these children often include promotion of metapragmatic awareness (MPA); that is, the ability to identify explicitly and reflect upon…
Descriptors: Communication Disorders, Speech Language Pathology, Intervention, Interpersonal Communication
Adams, Catherine; Yin, Yin – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2014
This research explored what it is like for university students to participate in a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) as part of their undergraduate course load. We report on some of the temporal dimensions of students' learning experiences as they undertook the MOOC during a regular, campus-based university term. The research is situated in a…
Descriptors: Large Group Instruction, Educational Technology, Online Courses, Student Experience
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Adams, Catherine – Educational Media and Technology Yearbook, 2012
This hermeneutic phenomenological study explores students' and teachers' lived experiences of digital media technologies in the classroom. Using PowerPoint, the research investigates how software selectively extends but also constrains what a student sees, experiences and has access to, as well as how it enhances but also shapes a teacher's…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Computer Software, Student Experience
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Rutherford, Katrina; Britton, Amelia; McCalman, Janya; Adams, Catherine; Wenitong, Mark; Stewart, Richard – Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2020
Developing and nurturing resilience is critical to the social and emotional wellbeing (SEWB) of Indigenous Australian adolescents and their continuing life trajectories. The attendance of many Indigenous adolescents from remote communities at boarding schools creates a need to prioritise and proactively create opportunities that build and nurture…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Resilience (Psychology), Intervention, Indigenous Populations
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Reeves, Louisa; Freed, Jenny; Wright, Jonathan; Wood, Elizabeth; Black, Rachael; Hartshorne, Mary; Adams, Catherine – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2019
Oral language skills in childhood are known to predict literacy levels and academic performance. Identification of children's low-average oral language skills in school is challenging when clear criteria for developmental language disorder are not met. There are few studies of targeted, school-based oral language interventions for the older child.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Oral Language, Language Skills, Communication Skills
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Adams, Catherine; Gaile, Jacqueline; Lockton, Elaine; Freed, Jenny – Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 2015
Purpose: This clinical focus article presents an illustration of a complex communication intervention, the Social Communication Intervention Programme (SCIP), as delivered to a child who has a social communication disorder (SCD). The SCIP intervention combined language processing and pragmatic and social understanding therapies in a program of…
Descriptors: Children, Developmental Disabilities, Communication Disorders, Intervention
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