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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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Partanen, Lea Aulikki; Olsén, Päivi; Mäkikallio, Kaarin; Korkalainen, Noora; Heikkinen, Hanna; Heikkinen, Minna; Yliherva, Anneli – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2017
Foetal growth restriction is associated with problems in neurocognitive development. In the present study, prospectively collected cohorts of foetal growth restricted (FGR) and appropriate for gestational age grown (AGA) children were examined at early school-age by using the Children's Communication Checklist-2 (CCC-2) to test the hypothesis that…
Descriptors: Pregnancy, Prenatal Influences, Cognitive Development, Child Development
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Waring, Rebecca; Eadie, Patricia; Liow, Susan Rickard; Dodd, Barbara – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2017
While little is known about why children make speech errors, it has been hypothesized that cognitive-linguistic factors may underlie phonological speech sound disorders. This study compared the phonological short-term and phonological working memory abilities (using immediate memory tasks) and receptive vocabulary size of 14 monolingual preschool…
Descriptors: Short Term Memory, Foreign Countries, Delayed Speech, Phonology
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Henry, Lucy A.; Botting, Nicola – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2017
Children with developmental language impairments (DLI) are often reported to show difficulties with working memory. This review describes the four components of the well-established working memory model, and considers whether there is convincing evidence for difficulties within each component in children with DLI. The emphasis is on the most…
Descriptors: Short Term Memory, Language Impairments, Executive Function, Children
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Vugs, Brigitte; Knoors, Harry; Cuperus, Juliane; Hendriks, Marc; Verhoeven, Ludo – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2017
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a computer-based executive function (EF) training in children with specific language impairment (SLI). Ten children with SLI, ages 8 to 12 years, completed a 25-session training of visuospatial working memory, inhibition and cognitive flexibility over a 6-week period. Treatment outcome was…
Descriptors: Executive Function, Training, Pilot Projects, Foreign Countries
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Sigurd Pilesjö, Maja; Norén, Niklas – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2017
This Conversation Analysis study investigated how a speech and language therapist (SLT) created opportunities for communication aid use in multiparty conversation. An SLT interacted with a child with multiple disabilities and her grandparents in a home setting, using a bliss board. The analyses demonstrated a practice where the SLT employed…
Descriptors: Speech Language Pathology, Allied Health Personnel, Communication Strategies, Multiple Disabilities
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