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Anne Laurie; Diane Pesco – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2024
The goal of the present study was to investigate the performance of four Filipino--English bilingual kindergarteners with language difficulties on a dynamic assessment of English narratives. Using a multiple case-study design, we examined the children's modifiability by detailing their responsiveness, level of skill transfer, and the amount and…
Descriptors: Bilingual Students, Kindergarten, Young Children, Language Skills
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Sinead Moore Ramirez; Yvonne Lynch – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2024
Team collaboration is an essential component of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) services that directly impacts outcomes for students in special schools. Given the central role of the Special Education Teacher (SET) in the AAC team, there is a need to explore and understand SETs' perceptions to support effective team collaboration.…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Teacher Collaboration
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Deirdre MacEvilly; Katie Maguire; Geraldine Brosnan; Louise Gaffney – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2024
In the last decade, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) have observed an unprecedented rise in young children presenting with suicidal ideation, needing urgent assessment and treatment. Once stabilised, CAMHS professionals often refer these children to speech and language therapists (SLTs) for assessment of and support for their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Mental Health
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Aparna Prasanna; Malavika Anakkathil Anil; Gagan Bajaj; Jayashree S. Bhat – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2024
Stories constitute a significant part of the Indian preschool curriculum due to their various benefits in preschool child development. However, the teachers' practice of stories and their perception regarding the influence of stories on preschool child development are vital determining factors in the benefit preschoolers receive from stories. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Story Telling
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Lindsay Dennis; Jennifer Eldridge; Taryn Wade; Audrey Robbins; Maria Larkin; Erika Fundelius – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2024
High-quality professional development can lead to increased and sustained implementation of evidence-based practices. This study examined the effects of practice-based coaching (PBC) paired with scripted supports on teachers' use of shared book reading strategies. The primary dependent variable was percentage of strategies correctly implemented;…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Reading Strategies, Coaching (Performance), Professional Development
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Fäldt, A. E.; Durbeej, N.; Fabian, H. M. – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2023
Aims: This study investigated which specific socio-demographic characteristics of the family and child health service centre are associated with parents receiving a video guide. The video guide, intended to be offered universally, aimed at promoting language and literacy development. Methods: The video guide included language and literacy…
Descriptors: Family Characteristics, Child Health, Health Services, Video Technology
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Blaskova, Lenka Janik; Gibson, Jenny L. – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2023
Language disorder (LD) is a common childhood condition affecting language development, which can in turn impact children's peer relationships. Although most children with LD are included in mainstream classrooms, there is limited knowledge about the way friendships support or hinder the learning experiences of children with LD in inclusive…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Language Impairments, Friendship
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Martínez, Camila; Maurits, Natasha; Maassen, Ben – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2023
GraphoGame is a computer-based game that trains grapheme-to-phoneme associations and has been shown to benefit reading acquisition in different languages and countries. In transparent languages, such as Spanish, learning grapheme-to-phoneme associations is of great importance when learning to read, and GraphoGame can help children at risk of…
Descriptors: Intervention, Identification, Reading Difficulties, Spanish Speaking
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Olszewski, Arnold; Hood, Rachel Lynell – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2023
Dialogic reading during shared book reading between adults and children is an effective way to promote vocabulary acquisition. However, there is limited research on what strategies parents are spontaneously using during book reading sessions, which are important to understand for optimizing parent training in dialogic reading. The current study…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Preschool Children, Story Reading, Parent Child Relationship
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Chan, Yi-Chih – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2023
The present study aimed to explore the specific components of home literacy resources (HLR) and parental behaviours during shared book reading (SBR) that may contribute to the language development of Chinese-speaking hearing-impaired children. A total of 90 Chinese-speaking hearing-impaired children aged 3 to 6 years, along with their parents,…
Descriptors: Language Acquisition, Hearing Impairments, Literacy Education, Parent Child Relationship
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Ross-Lévesque, Élody; Careau, Emmanuelle; Desmarais, Chantal – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2023
Background: Children with developmental language disorder (DLD) are less prepared for school than typically developing children and are therefore at risk for academic, social, and behavioral difficulties when they enter school. To support these children, early family-centered intervention is recommended. However, access to effective care remains…
Descriptors: Language Impairments, Developmental Disabilities, Preschool Children, School Readiness
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Gillon, Gail; McNeill, Brigid; Scott, Amy; Gath, Megan; Westerveld, Marleen – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2023
This study examined the validity of data collected from a novel online story retell task. The task was specifically designed for use by junior school teachers with the support of speech-language therapists or literacy specialists. The assessment task was developed to monitor children's oral language progress in their first year at school as part…
Descriptors: Task Analysis, Story Telling, Validity, Speech Language Pathology
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Frey, Nathalie; Lüke, Carina – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2023
Learning academic vocabulary is a crucial task for all students, but especially challenging for students with speech, language, and communication needs (SLCN) and those who are multilingual. Following a participatory research strategy, we analyze whether iconic gestures can be integrated in teaching routines in an inclusive elementary school and…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Academic Language, Nonverbal Communication, Elementary School Students
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Bedore, Lisa M.; Peña, Elizabeth D.; Collins, Penelope; Fiestas, Christine; Lugo-Neris, Mirza; Barquin, Elisa – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2023
Purpose: There are well-established links between oral language and reading development in monolingual English-speaking children that are associated with literacy outcomes. Oral language, defined relative to lexical quality, provides key support for developing early reading skills. For bilingual children, the connection between oral language and…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 1, Bilingual Students, Literacy
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Tegler, Helena; Pilesjö, Maja S. – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2023
This study examines the displayed communicative competence and agency of a non-speaking student at a compulsory school for children with severe learning disabilities. The use of two different speech-generating devices (a single-message versus a multi-message speech-generating device) and the assignment of participation role (having the role of…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Communication, Communication Skills, Severe Disabilities, Augmentative and Alternative Communication
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