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Reeves, Louisa; Hartshorne, Mary; Black, Rachael; Atkinson, Jill; Baxter, Amanda; Pring, Tim – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2018
Pre-school education has been greatly expanded in the United Kingdom in the last two decades and further expansion is planned. Its provision allows parents to take up employment thus increasing family incomes and it is expected to narrow the gap between socially disadvantaged children and their peers. The latter is important as studies have shown…
Descriptors: Intervention, Toddlers, Delayed Speech, Program Effectiveness
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Pampoulou, Eliada; Theodorou, Eleni; Petinou, Kakia – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2018
Whilst augmentative and alternative communication has been used for over sixty years across many countries, in Cyprus it remains underdeveloped. The current study seeks to investigate the current AAC practices in Cyprus. Data were collected through electronically distributed questionnaires to all registered speech and language therapists (n =…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Communication Problems, Disabilities
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Green, Katherine B.; Towson, Jacqueline A.; Head, Cynthia; Janowski, Brittany; Smith, Laura – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2018
Family-centered practices that build caregiver capacity are a central focus of early intervention services for young children with disabilities. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the feasibility of adapting the "Parents Interacting with Infants" (PIWI) facilitated playgroup model to target effective communication strategies for…
Descriptors: Communication Problems, Language Skills, Language Impairments, Parent Child Relationship
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Lee, Sue Ann S. – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2018
The goals of the present study were to (1) examine the effects of the multiple opposition phonological approach on improving phoneme production accuracy in children with severe phonological disorders and (2) explore whether the multiple opposition approach is feasible for the telepractice service delivery model. A multiple-baseline,…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Treatment, Young Children, Phonology, Speech Impairments
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Lynch, Yvonne; McCleary, Muireann; Smith, Martine – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2018
Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) refers to a wide range of aided and unaided modes that are employed with a diverse group of people to support a range of language and communication outcomes. Children whose comprehension of spoken language greatly exceeds their ability to express themselves within that modality can be described as…
Descriptors: Assistive Technology, Program Effectiveness, Children, Adolescents
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Cologon, Kathy; Wicks, Lilly; Salvador, Aliza – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2017
This study investigates whether extension of a caregiver-led interactive language program may enhance its effectiveness in supporting communication. Caregiver-led language programs, which focus on establishing responsive interaction patterns to support opportunities for communication between caregivers and young children within natural settings,…
Descriptors: Caregiver Child Relationship, Intervention, Program Effectiveness, Disabilities
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Jago, Suzanne; Radford, Julie – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2017
Effective collaborative practice is expected of newly qualified speech and language therapists (SLTs) in order to achieve the best outcomes for clients. Research into collaborative practice has identified a number of barriers to and facilitators of collaborative practice, but there has been limited research into how well prepared newly qualified…
Descriptors: Speech Language Pathology, Allied Health Personnel, Foreign Countries, Semi Structured Interviews
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Alsford, Elizabeth; Ralephata, Andrew; Bolderson, Sarah; Curtin, Martina; Parish, Esther; Klaber, Victoria; Griffin, Sue; Nash, Lisa; Cullen, Rachel; Musoke, Brenda; Bhalla, Sangheeta; Walker, Lindsay; Duffer, Luisa; O'Sullivan, Sylvia; Knowland, Victoria; Cozens, Suzanne; McLaren, Lindsey; Camilleri, Bernard; Halil, Suzan; Furze, Rachael; Leung, Wai; O'Gorman, Ciara; Carver, Verity; Young, Dorothy; Pring, Tim – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2017
Substantial evidence exists that social circumstances can affect children's language development. As a result many children in socially deprived areas start school with delayed language, which may persist and adversely affect their attainment. We assessed the language of children in seven reception classes in a London (UK) borough and followed the…
Descriptors: Language Acquisition, English, Native Language, English (Second Language)
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Davies, Karen E.; Marshall, Julie; Brown, Laura J. E.; Goldbart, Juliet – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2017
Speech and language therapists' (SLTs) roles include enabling parents to provide intervention. We know little about how parents understand their role during speech and language intervention or whether these change during involvement with SLTs. The theory of conceptual change, applied to parents as adult learners, is used as a framework for…
Descriptors: Employed Parents, Speech Therapy, Intervention, Parent Role
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Smith, Clare; Gibbard, Deborah; Higgins, Louise – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2017
Speech and language therapists (SLT) frequently operate in an integrated manner, working with other professionals in the delivery of services to children. Since the end of the 1990s within the UK SLTs have developed integrated services within the field of public health. This study reports an evaluation of an integrated model of service delivery…
Descriptors: Language Acquisition, Public Health, Speech Language Pathology, Allied Health Personnel
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Murphy, Aoife; Franklin, Sue; Breen, Annemarie; Hanlon, Molly; McNamara, Aoife; Bogue, Aine; James, Emily – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2017
Young people from areas of socioeconomic disadvantage (SED) are more likely to present with language difficulties, particularly vocabulary difficulties. Studies have shown the effectiveness of vocabulary interventions for children with language impairment but not for adolescents from areas of SED. This article aims to establish the effectiveness…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Teaching Methods, Vocabulary Development, Secondary School Students
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Gilkerson, Jill; Richards, Jeffrey A.; Greenwood, Charles R.; Montgomery, Judy K. – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2017
This article describes the development and validation of the Developmental Snapshot, a 52-item parent questionnaire on child language and vocal communication development that can be administered monthly and scored automatically. The Snapshot was created to provide an easily administered monthly progress monitoring tool that enables parents to…
Descriptors: Language Acquisition, Child Language, Infants, Toddlers
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Allen, Sarah; Crawford, Paul; Mulla, Imran – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2017
Early intervention is widely recommended for children at risk of difficulties with speech, language and communication. Evidence for effective practice remains limited due in part to inherent difficulties in defining complex interventions and measuring change. The innovative Language Environment Analysis (LENA) system has exciting potential for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Intervention, Deafness, Hearing Impairments
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Archibald, Lisa M. D. – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2017
Children with speech, language, and communication needs (SLCN) form a highly heterogeneous group, including those with an unexplained delay in language development known as specific language impairment (SLI). There is growing recognition that multiple mechanisms underlie the range of profiles observed in these children. Broadly speaking, both the…
Descriptors: Short Term Memory, Language Acquisition, Language Impairments, Children
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Seager, Emily; Abbot-Smith, Kirsten – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2017
Language comprehension delays in pre-schoolers are predictive of difficulties in a range of developmental domains. In England, early years practitioners are required to assess the language comprehension of 2-year-olds in their care. Many use a format based on the Early Years Foundation Stage Unique Child Communication Sheet (EYFS:UCCS) in which…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Preschool Children, Toddlers, Language Impairments
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