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Leonhartsberger, Sabine; Huber, Eva; Brandstötter, German; Stoeckel, Ruth; Baas, Becky; Weber, Christoph; Holzinger, Daniel – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2022
Motor learning principles guide treatment of childhood apraxia of speech (CAS). Previous studies found children to benefit from higher-intensity conditions; however, they did not control for the total amount of therapy time. The aims of the article are to examine the effects of high versus low treatment frequency in intervention for CAS in…
Descriptors: German, Outcomes of Treatment, Speech Therapy, Motor Development
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Neuvonen, Kirsi A.; Launonen, Kaisa; Smith, Martine M.; Stadskleiv, Kristine; von Tetzchner, Stephen – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2022
Describing events may be challenging for any child, but children who use communication aids may face unique linguistic, pragmatic, and strategic challenges in conveying information with the communication means they have available. This study explores strategies used by young, aided communicators when describing the content of a video unknown to…
Descriptors: Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Vocabulary, Language Acquisition, Video Technology
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Brännström, Karl Jonas; Karjalainen, Suvi; Sahlén, Birgitta; Andersson, Ketty; Lyberg-Åhlander, Viveka; Christensson, Jonas – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2022
The present study reports on the development of a questionnaire that evaluates children's experiences of their physical classroom environment, activities and interactions. It also explores the psychometric properties of the questionnaire and how acoustical characteristics of the classroom, class size and student characteristics (age, sex and…
Descriptors: Test Construction, Questionnaires, Classroom Environment, Learning Activities
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Lowe, Hilary; Henry, Lucy; Wallinger, Josephine; Joffe, Victoria – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2022
Children with language disorder frequently experience difficulties with vocabulary acquisition, and these difficulties often persist into adolescence. The literature indicates that clinical studies tend to investigate phonological-semantic approaches, whereas educational studies focus on the derivation of meaning within a literacy context. Little…
Descriptors: Language Impairments, Vocabulary Development, Speech Language Pathology, Allied Health Personnel
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Karusoo-Musumeci, Ava; Pearce, Wendy M.; Donaghy, Michelle – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2022
Oral narrative assessments are important for diagnosis of language disorders in school-age children so scoring needs to be reliable and consistent. This study explored the impact of training on the variability of story grammar scores in children's oral narrative assessments scored by multiple raters. Fifty-one speech pathologists and 19 final-year…
Descriptors: Oral Language, Speech Evaluation, Language Impairments, Elementary School Students
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Hessling Prahl, Alison; Jones, Ragan; Schuele, C. Melanie; Camarata, Stephen – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2022
This multiple baseline across-participants single case desgin study examined the effect of small group, phonological awareness intervention on the phonological awareness skills of three school-age children with Down syndrome. Each child with Down syndrome was paired with a typical peer to participate in small group intervention, three sessions per…
Descriptors: Phonological Awareness, Intervention, Down Syndrome, Case Studies
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Kelso, Katrina; Whitworth, Anne; Leitão, Suze – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2022
In contrast to the large body of research investigating intervention for poor decoding skills, far fewer studies have evaluated interventions for reading comprehension. There is even less research on children with more specific difficulties with reading comprehension, often referred to as "poor comprehenders". Levels of effectiveness…
Descriptors: Intervention, Decoding (Reading), Reading Comprehension, Instructional Effectiveness
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Quigley, Duana; Smith, Martine – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2022
Interprofessional practice between speech and language therapists and teachers involve sharing knowledge and experiences to achieve a common goal of improving child outcomes. Although interprofessional practice has widespread support from both disciplines, it is not always easily implemented in day-to-day practice and numerous challenges have been…
Descriptors: Interprofessional Relationship, Interpersonal Competence, Allied Health Personnel, Speech Language Pathology
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Hopkins, Thomas; Harrison, Emily; Coyne-Umfreville, Emily; Packer, Melanie – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2022
Studies that have examined whole-school interventions that target conceptual knowledge reveal characteristics that are important in the delivery of a deep processing approach to word learning. These consist of explicit instruction, play, and multi-sensory experiences that are situated within and repeated across varied contexts. Word Aware (WA) is…
Descriptors: Intervention, Receptive Language, Vocabulary, Program Effectiveness
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Westerveld, Marleen F.; van Bysterveldt, Anne K. – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2022
The ability to narrate past personal events is important for classroom participation and socio-emotional wellbeing. Although school-age children with Down syndrome show significant challenges producing personal event narratives, there is little research to guide personal narrative intervention. This study used a single subject experimental design…
Descriptors: Down Syndrome, Students with Disabilities, Personal Narratives, Intervention
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Lim, Hayoung A.; Ellis, Erica M.; Sonnenschein, David – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2022
Music-based speech language interventions have shown promise to support young children with autism, other speech and language deficits, and Dual Language Learners (also known as DLL, English Language Learners, or ELL). Online edtech learning programs may produce greater positive outcomes for children by including parents as mediators of the…
Descriptors: Music Activities, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Young Children
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Andersson, Ketty; Sandgren, Olof; Rosqvist, Ida; Lyberg Åhlander, Viveka; Hansson, Kristina; Sahlén, Birgitta – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2022
Continued professional development (CPD), tailored to teachers' needs and expectations, is required for updated skills and knowledge. In this study, twenty-five teachers working with first and second grade students participated in an 11-week programme focusing on enhancing classroom communication. The participating teachers were randomly assigned…
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Faculty Development, Teacher Attitudes, Self Efficacy
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Plum, Lea; van der Meulen, Ineke; Krzok, Franziska; Overbeck, Rena; van de Sandt-Koenderman, W. Mieke E; Willmes, Klaus; Binkofski, Ferdinand; Bruehl, Stefanie – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2022
Background: Creating a holistic picture of children and youth who suffer from acquired aphasia or another (developmental) language disorders is very difficult due to missing diagnostic instruments covering participation. Szenario-Kids is a new diagnostic instrument to measure multimodal communication abilities in everyday life situations of…
Descriptors: Aphasia, Language Impairments, Clinical Diagnosis, Communication Disorders
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Krimm, Hannah – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2022
Purpose: The purposes of this study were: (a) to compare speech-language therapists' (SLTs') and general education teachers' perceived skill for providing early reading and writing instruction and (b) to compare SLTs' and teachers' knowledge of early reading and writing skills. Method: SLTs (n = 28) and general education teachers (n = 25)…
Descriptors: Speech Language Pathology, Allied Health Personnel, Emergent Literacy, Knowledge Level
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Nousia, Anastasia; Martzoukou, Maria; Siafaka, Vassiliki – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2022
The aim of the present study was to investigate the five different components of self-perception (academic competence, social acceptance, athletic competence, physical appearance and school behavior), and to identify the dimensions that affect self-esteem in children with Childhood onset Fluency Disorder (CoFD). The study sample consisted of…
Descriptors: Children, Stuttering, Self Concept, Foreign Countries
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