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Hyppa-Martin, Jolene K.; Stromberg, Angela M.; Chen, Mo; Mizuko, Mark I. – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2020
This study provides an example of using single case experimental design to guide data-driven, low-inference interventions for an individual using customized displays on a speech-generating device and can serve as an example for interventionists who need to compare intervention strategies to identify approaches that are most appropriate for a…
Descriptors: Visual Stimuli, Males, Late Adolescents, Autism
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Scott, Amy; McNeill, Brigid; van Bysterveldt, Anne – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2020
This study investigated the impact of an emergent literacy intervention on the language quality and quantity used during shared reading interactions of 14 teenage mothers (M = 19;9, SD = 1;3) and their young children (M = 2;1, SD = 0;8). Mothers participated in a seven-week emergent literacy intervention focused on a range of behaviours they could…
Descriptors: Mothers, Early Parenthood, Program Effectiveness, Emergent Literacy
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Soares, Erin; Miller, Therese; Ciffone, Kathleen; Read, Kirsten – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2020
Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) seemingly prefer tablets to other methods of intervention, though professionals posit that a therapist's presence is beneficial. In this experiment, two unique e-stories were created specifically for children with ASD. Ten children with low- or nonverbal ASD heard each story presented on an iPad; one…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Electronic Publishing, Handheld Devices
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Baralt, Melissa; Darcy Mahoney, Ashley; Brito, Natalie – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2020
The early language environments of low-income Hispanic children can be negatively affected when their Spanish-speaking caregivers face racism, assimilation pressure, and/or misinformed advice based on English-only ideologies. This article reports on the design and efficacy of Háblame Bebé, a language-promoting phone application that encourages…
Descriptors: Low Income, Hispanic Americans, Spanish Speaking, Racial Bias
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Dixon, Chris; Thomson, Jenny; Fricke, Silke – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2020
Many children learning English as an additional language (EAL) possess lower levels of English vocabulary knowledge relative to their non-EAL English-speaking peers. Longitudinal work suggests that this group discrepancy does not decrease markedly over time as a result of regular classroom teaching. Twelve EAL learners with English vocabulary…
Descriptors: Direct Instruction, Vocabulary, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Li, Shifeng; Nan, Nan; Xu, Qiongying; Li, Jiayue – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2020
Previous studies have revealed that the perceived quality of the parent-child relationship is essential for both physical health and psychological well-being. However, most studies have treated the perceived quality of this relationship as an independent variable. In this study, we considered it a dependent variable and examined the role of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parent Child Relationship, Elementary School Students, Educational Attainment
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Pelatti, Christina Yeager; Martino, Alison; Wilson, Kaitlyn P. – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2020
The purpose of this study was to determine whether the inclusion of a bi-directional communication journal between caregivers and student clinicians during a five-week summer preschool programme impacted caregivers' perceptions and had a positive impact on their children's language development. This study included a mixed methods design. Child…
Descriptors: Journal Writing, Preschool Education, Child Caregivers, Preschool Children
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Clegg, Judy; Rohde, Carla; McLachlan, Henrietta; Elks, Liz; Hall, Alex – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2020
Training early years practitioners to facilitate the language development of young children is a widely used intervention. Evidence to support the effectiveness of training in terms of the impact of children's language development is limited. The Elklan Talking Matters programme is an accredited training programme for early years practitioners.…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Language Acquisition, Early Childhood Teachers, Teacher Education Programs
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Beatrijs, Wille; Kristiane, Van Lierde; Mieke, Van Herreweghe – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2019
One way of increasing caregivers' language accessibility when interacting with a deaf child is through visual communication strategies. By using both a longitudinal and cross-sectional approach, this study will reveal which strategies deaf and hearing parents prefer and implement in their daily communication with their deaf children. First, the…
Descriptors: Parent Child Relationship, Communication Strategies, Deafness, Infants
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McDonald, David; Colmer, Sarah; Guest, Susan; Humber, Dawn; Ward, Charlotte; Young, Jane – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2019
The aims of this small-scale study were to explore the feasibility and outcomes of a parent-implemented intervention for two-year-olds at risk of language difficulties, and to explore the implications for the public health model of speech and language therapy (SLT). This adds to limited research into targeted SLT public health interventions. It is…
Descriptors: Young Children, At Risk Persons, Early Intervention, Speech Therapy
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Cunningham, Barbara Jane; Kwok, Elaine; Earle, Cindy; Oram Cardy, Janis – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2019
This study explored participation- and impairment-based outcomes for 24 late-to-talk toddlers (M age = 20.46 months, SD = 3.09, 62.5% male) whose parents participated in Target Word™, The Hanen Program® for Parents of Children who are Late Talkers in community clinics across Ontario. Parents completed the MacArthur-Bates Communicative Development…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Child Language, Delayed Speech, Language Impairments
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Wilson, Leanne; McNeill, Brigid C.; Gillon, Gail T. – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2019
This study examined whether children's speech and literacy skills were impacted by co-working among student speech-language pathologists (SLPs) and student teachers during an inter-professional education (IPE) initiative. Seven five-year-old children who demonstrated difficulties with speech and/or phonological awareness participated in three…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Allied Health Personnel, Speech Language Pathology, Student Teachers
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Harvey, Hannah; Spencer, Sarah – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2019
Language units are specialist educational settings that provide integrated speech and language therapy and curriculum delivery for children with severe language disorders within mainstream schools. This study presents an account of a preschool language unit (PLU) from the perspectives of children with language disorders currently in attendance,…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Speech Language Pathology, Allied Health Personnel, Language Impairments
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Reeves, Louisa; Freed, Jenny; Wright, Jonathan; Wood, Elizabeth; Black, Rachael; Hartshorne, Mary; Adams, Catherine – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2019
Oral language skills in childhood are known to predict literacy levels and academic performance. Identification of children's low-average oral language skills in school is challenging when clear criteria for developmental language disorder are not met. There are few studies of targeted, school-based oral language interventions for the older child.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Oral Language, Language Skills, Communication Skills
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Lim, Jacqueline; McCabe, Patricia; Purcell, Alison – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2019
This study explored the feasibility of training school teaching assistants to provide the treatment, Dynamic Temporal and Tactile Cueing to treat childhood apraxia of speech (CAS, also known as developmental verbal dyspraxia). The study used a single case experimental design across behaviours and a qualitative evaluation of teaching assistant…
Descriptors: Tactual Perception, Cues, Teaching Methods, Case Studies
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