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Stahmer, Aubyn C.; Rieth, Sarah R.; Dickson, Kelsey S.; Feder, Josh; Searcy, Karyn; Brookman-Frazee, Lauren – Grantee Submission, 2019
This study reports child and family outcomes from a community-based, quasi-experimental pilot trial of "Project ImPACT for Toddlers" ("PI[superscript T]"). "PI[superscript T]" is a parent-mediated, naturalistic, developmental behavioral intervention for children with or at-risk for autism spectrum disorder developed…
Descriptors: Toddlers, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, At Risk Persons
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Välimaa, Taina; Kunnari, Sari; Laukkanen-Nevala, Päivi; Lonka, Eila – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2018
Background: Children with unilateral cochlear implants (CIs) may have delayed vocabulary development for an extended period after implantation. Bilateral cochlear implantation is reported to be associated with improved sound localization and enhanced speech perception in noise. This study proposed that bilateral implantation might also promote…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Assistive Technology, Finno Ugric Languages, Language Skills
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van Viersen, Sietske; de Bree, Elise H.; Verdam, Mathilde; Krikhaar, Evelien; Maassen, Ben; van der Leij, Aryan; de Jong, Peter F. – Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 2017
Purpose: This study aimed to gain more insight into the relation between vocabulary and reading acquisition by examining early growth trajectories in the vocabulary of children at family risk (FR) of dyslexia longitudinally. Method: The sample included 212 children from the Dutch Dyslexia Program with and without an FR. Parents reported on their…
Descriptors: Dyslexia, Vocabulary Development, Vocabulary, Delayed Speech
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Urm, Ada; Tulviste, Tiia – First Language, 2016
The vocabulary size of 16- to 30-month-old children (N = 1235) was assessed using the Estonian adaptation of the MacArthur-Bates Communicative Development Inventory: Words and Sentences (ECDI-II). The relationship between children's expressive vocabulary size and different factors of the child and his/her social environment was examined. Results…
Descriptors: Individual Differences, Toddlers, Vocabulary Development, Gender Differences
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Foster-Cohen, Susan; Edgin, Jamie O.; Champion, Patricia R.; Woodward, Lianne J. – Journal of Child Language, 2007
This study examined the effects of being born very preterm on children's early language development using prospective longitudinal data from a representative regional cohort of 90 children born very preterm (gestational age less than 33 weeks and/or birth weight less than 1,500 grams) and a comparison sample of 102 children born full term…
Descriptors: Pregnancy, Premature Infants, Foreign Countries, Language Skills
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Arriaga, Rose I.; Fenson, Larry; Cronan, Terry; Pethick, Stephen J. – Applied Psycholinguistics, 1998
This study compared language skills in a group of very low-income toddlers with those of a middle-income sample matched on age and sex. The assessment instrument used was the MacArthur Communicative Development Inventory for toddlers, a parent report form. Scores for low-income group were strikingly lower on three key indices evaluated: size of…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Expressive Language, Language Skills, Low Income