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Davison, Linnea; Warwick, Haven; Campbell, Kaitlyn; Gartstein, Maria A. – Journal of Education and e-Learning Research, 2019
An extensive literature links language problems with behavioral difficulties and academic underachievement. Although less extensive, emerging literature suggests that temperament, Positive Affectivity (PA) in particular, contributes to language development. Thus, the present study was focused on PA related temperament dimensions in infancy as…
Descriptors: Infants, Toddlers, Behavior Problems, Underachievement
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Naigles, Letitia R. – First Language, 2020
This commentary critiques Ambridge's radical exemplar model of language acquisition using research from the Longitudinal Study of Early Language, which has tracked the language development of 30+ children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) since 2002. This research has demonstrated that the children's capacity for abstraction at the grammatical…
Descriptors: Language Acquisition, Longitudinal Studies, Grammar, Models
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Choi, Ja Young; Choi, Yoon Seong; Park, Eun Sook – Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate characteristics of language development in relation to brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) characteristics and the other contributing factors to language development in children with cerebral palsy (CP). Method: The study included 172 children with CP who underwent brain MRI and language…
Descriptors: Language Acquisition, Brain Hemisphere Functions, Diagnostic Tests, Expressive Language
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Visser-Bochane, Margot I.; Gerrits, Ellen; van der Schans, Cees P.; Reijneveld, Sijmen A.; Luinge, Margreet R. – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2017
Background: Atypical speech and language development is one of the most common developmental difficulties in young children. However, which clinical signs characterize atypical speech-language development at what age is not clear. Aim: To achieve a national and valid consensus on clinical signs and red flags (i.e. most urgent clinical signs) for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Developmental Disabilities, Speech Language Pathology, Clinical Diagnosis
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Cameron-Faulkner, Thea; Malik, Nivedita; Steele, Circle; Coretta, Stefano; Serratrice, Ludovica; Lieven, Elena – Child Development, 2021
Many Western industrialized nations have high levels of ethnic diversity but to date there are very few studies which investigate prelinguistic and early language development in infants from ethnic minority backgrounds. This study tracked the development of infant communicative gestures from 10 to 12 months (n = 59) in three culturally distinct…
Descriptors: Nonverbal Communication, Language Acquisition, Vocabulary Development, Infants
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Lankinen, Viivi; Lähteenmäki, Marko; Kaljonen, Anne; Korpilahti, Pirjo – Early Child Development and Care, 2020
The aim of this study was to explore the relationship between paternal attitudes, father-child activities, socioeconomic and sociodemographic factors, and the early child productive vocabulary. We also wanted to study if paternal factors affected boys' and girls' language acquisition differently. Our data consisted of 722 fathers and their…
Descriptors: Fathers, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Attitudes, Language Acquisition
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Kenanoglu, Dilan; Duran, Munise – Asian Journal of Education and Training, 2021
The aim of this study is to analyze the effect of Traditional Game Education Program (TGEP) on language development of pre-school children. Dependent and independent variables were determined as the children's language development scores and "traditional game education program", respectively. The study group was determined with…
Descriptors: Games, Game Based Learning, Play, Rhyme
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Vaiouli, Potheini; Andreou, Georgia – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2018
Research demonstrates connections among children's music actions, their engagement abilities, and their language development. Although the link between music and the engagement abilities of young children with autism is well established, there is not enough evidence on the effectiveness of music strategies and music therapy interventions to…
Descriptors: Music, Language Acquisition, Verbal Communication, Autism
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Carhill-Poza, Avery; Chen, Jie – Language Learning & Technology, 2020
Despite their demographic importance in U.S. classrooms, little is known about how the strengths and needs of English learners are engaged through technology, particularly as it is embodied by one-to-one devices such as iPads and Chromebooks. An exploratory study of English learners in technology-enhanced classrooms was undertaken at an urban…
Descriptors: Adolescents, English Language Learners, High School Students, Language Acquisition
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Zhukova, Marina A.; Ovchinnikova, Irina; Logvinenko, Tatiana I.; Grigorenko, Elena L. – New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, 2020
The current study investigated language development of children residing in institutional care (IC) in Russia, compared to peers raised by biological family care (BFC). We used standardized behavioral testing (Preschool Language Scale-5, McArthur CDI), and an event-related potential picture-word matching paradigm. Children in IC significantly…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Institutionalized Persons, Residential Care, Children
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Park, Hyejin; Cheatham, Gregory A.; Jimenez-Silva, Margarita – Young Exceptional Children, 2018
Home and English language learning is essential for young DLLs with disabilities. Early educators as well as parents and other caregivers can implement promising strategies to support home and second language development for young children who are DLLs. This article reviews the importance of adult (e.g., teacher, parent) feedback and language…
Descriptors: Oral Language, Bilingualism, Disabilities, Language Skills
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Edyburn, Kelly L.; Quirk, Matthew; Oliva-Olson, Carola – Contemporary School Psychology, 2019
Latinx dual language learners (DLLs) are a large and growing student body that continues to face educational adversities that contribute to the maintenance of a longstanding academic achievement gap. Previous research has documented that preschool attendance and development of home language skills in early childhood support the long-term academic…
Descriptors: Spanish, Second Language Learning, Preschool Children, English (Second Language)
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Scott, Jessica A.; Dostal, Hannah M. – Education Sciences, 2019
This article explores the available research literature on language development and language interventions among deaf and hard of hearing (d/hh) children. This literature is divided into two broad categories: Research on natural languages (specifically American Sign Language and spoken English) and research on communication systems (specifically…
Descriptors: Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Language Acquisition, Children
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Motamedi, Yasamin; Murgiano, Margherita; Perniss, Pamela; Wonnacott, Elizabeth; Marshall, Chloë; Goldin-Meadow, Susan; Vigliocco, Gabriella – Developmental Science, 2021
A key question in developmental research concerns how children learn associations between words and meanings in their early language development. Given a vast array of possible referents, how does the child know what a word refers to? We contend that onomatopoeia (e.g. "knock," "meow"), where a word's sound evokes the sound…
Descriptors: Sensory Experience, Language Acquisition, Phonology, Figurative Language
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Kouba Hreich, Edith; Moitel Messarra, Camille; Martinez-Perez, Trecy; Richa, Sami; Maillart, Christelle – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2020
Background: Speech and language therapists (SLTs) are increasingly engaging in school-based interventions targeting children with language difficulties. Collaborative work between teachers and SLTs has shown to be beneficial in fostering language development in all children. Both groups of professionals have different but complementary roles in…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Allied Health Personnel, Speech Language Pathology, Language Impairments
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