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Calet, Nuria; Pérez-Morenilla, M. Carmen; De los Santos-Roig, Macarena – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2019
Apart from speed and accuracy, prosody has recently been included as another component of skilled reading, as its role in reading comprehension is being increasingly recognized. Prosodic reading refers to the use of prosodic features of language during reading, including suitable pauses, stress and intonation and appropriate phrasing. The aim of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Grade 4, Reading Difficulties
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Geronikou, Eleftheria; Vance, Maggie; Wells, Bill; Thomson, Jenny – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2019
Intervention with children with speech and language difficulties has been proven beneficial compared with no treatment yet, knowing what type of intervention to provide remains a challenge. Studies of English-speaking children indicate that intervention targeting the production of morphological targets may have a positive effect on phonological…
Descriptors: Greek, Males, Speech Impairments, Intervention
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Schaefer, Blanca; Ehlert, Hanna; Kemp, Lisa; Hoesl, Kristina; Schrader, Verena; Warnecke, Clarissa; Herrmann, Frank – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2019
There is a need to provide bilingual assessments and reference data to identify those who struggle to acquire their heritage language (L1) or the language spoken in the country of residence (L2). However, bilingual assessments and data are still sparse. Therefore, the aim was to use a tablet application to screen receptive vocabulary in different…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, German, Turkish, Polish
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Dawes, Emily; Leitão, Suze; Claessen, Mary; Kane, Robert – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2019
Although children with developmental language disorder demonstrate poor inferential comprehension, few studies have evaluated the effect of interventions to improve inferencing. This study aimed to investigate the efficacy of a small-group intervention designed to improve oral inferential comprehension of narrative discourse. Thirty-seven 5- to…
Descriptors: Young Children, Language Impairments, Developmental Disabilities, Oral Language
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Nicholas, Katrina; Alt, Mary; Hauwiller, Ella – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2019
The purpose of this study was to investigate the role of variability in teaching prepositions to preschoolers with typical development (TD) and developmental language disorder (DLD). Input variability during teaching can enhance learning, but is target dependent. We hypothesized that high variability of objects would improve preposition learning.…
Descriptors: Linguistic Input, Form Classes (Languages), Language Acquisition, Preschool Children
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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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Flanagan, Kieran J.; Ttofari Eecen, Kyriaki – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2018
Approximately 10% of children with a speech sound disorder present with an inconsistent phonological disorder, characterized by inconsistent production of words across multiple trials. A number of studies have provided evidence of the efficacy of core vocabulary therapy for the remediation of this speech sound disorder with a dosage of two…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Speech Impairments, Phonology, Speech Therapy
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Godin, Marie-Pier; Gagné, Andréanne; Chapleau, Nathalie – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2018
The aim of this longitudinal study was to examine spelling acquisition in French children with developmental language disorder (DLD) over a school year. Through a fine-grained spelling error analysis, we investigated whether spelling profiles could be established in the DLD population. This study comprised three groups: a typically developing (TD)…
Descriptors: Spelling, French, Language Acquisition, Error Patterns
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Kelly, Rachel; O'Malley, Mary-Pat; Antonijevic, Stanislava – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2018
Difficulty with social communication is the most pervasive difficulty experienced by individuals with high-functioning autism spectrum disorder (HF-ASD). Communication difficulties are often magnified in adolescence as social demands become more intricate. This puts adolescents with HF-ASD at increased risk of social isolation and depression, as…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Adolescents, Interpersonal Communication
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Heikkilä, Jenni; Lonka, Eila; Meronen, Auli; Tuovinen, Sisko; Eronen, Raija; Leppänen, Paavo H. T.; Richardson, Ulla; Ahonen, Timo; Tiippana, Kaisa – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2018
We developed a computerized audiovisual training programme for school-aged children with specific language impairment (SLI) to improve their phonological skills. The programme included various tasks requiring phonological decisions. Spoken words, pictures, letters and written syllables were used as training material. Spoken words were presented…
Descriptors: Phonological Awareness, Language Impairments, Foreign Countries, Children
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Sundström, Simon; Löfkvist, Ulrika; Lyxell, Björn; Samuelsson, Christina – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2018
Children with hearing impairment (HI) are at an increased risk of developing speech and language problems similar to those of children with developmental language disorder (DLD), including difficulties with phonology and grammar. This study investigated similarities and differences in phonological and grammatical production between children with…
Descriptors: Developmental Delays, Language Impairments, Syntax, Task Analysis
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