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McMahon-Morin, Paméla; Rezzonico, Stefano; Trudeau, Natacha; Croteau, Claire – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2021
Inferencing abilities are crucial to development of reading comprehension. However, few studies addressed those abilities in interventions promoting early literacy skills, especially in kindergartners. The aim of this study was to measure the efficacy of an interactive book-reading intervention targeting inferencing abilities, delivered by a…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Reading Strategies, Reading Comprehension, Inferences
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Coetzee, Tarryn; Moonsamy, Sharon; Neille, Joanne – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2021
Despite evidence supporting the implementation of book sharing interventions, few studies have examined the value of providing caregiver training in these contexts. This study draws on the quantitative findings of a larger project that employed a non-randomized comparison group crossover repeated measures design as part of a mixed research…
Descriptors: Reading Strategies, Training, Video Technology, Young Children
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Yong, Yvonne H. L.; Dutt, Anuradha S.; Chen, Mo; Yeong, Adeline M. – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2021
This study compared a picture exchange (PE) system and an iPad®-based speech generating device (SGD) when teaching requesting skills to preschoolers with developmental disabilities and limited functional speech. A multiple baseline design with counterbalancing the order of two instruction conditions across participants was applied to compare the…
Descriptors: Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Preschool Children, Developmental Disabilities, Delayed Speech
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Westerveld, Marleen F.; Wicks, Rachelle; Paynter, Jessica – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2021
Children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are at increased risk of persistent language and literacy difficulties. This study investigated the effectiveness of an 8-week parent-implemented shared book reading intervention designed to change parent and child book reading behaviours. Sixteen parents and their preschoolers on the autism…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Parent Child Relationship, Intervention, Reading Aloud to Others
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Nilsson, Camilla; Nyberg, Jill; Strömbergsson, Sofia – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2021
The aims of this study were to identify children's reactions towards speech sound disorders (SSD) in other children and whether these reactions can be related to specific speech characteristics. Six audio samples, each containing minute-long resumes of short animated film by five children with SSDs and one child with typical speech (TS), aged 5-9…
Descriptors: Speech Impairments, Childrens Attitudes, Student Reaction, Peer Relationship
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Dempsey, Lynn – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2021
Planning intervention for narrative comprehension deficits requires a thorough understanding of a child's skill in all component domains. The purpose of this study was to examine the validity of three methods of measuring pre-readers' event knowledge, an important predictor of story comprehension. Thirty-eight typically developing children (12…
Descriptors: Test Validity, Evaluation Methods, Preschool Children, Knowledge Level
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Estrella-Castillo, Damaris F.; Rubio-Zapata, Héctor; Gómez-de-Regil, Lizzette – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2021
Profound hearing loss can have serious and irreversible consequences for oral language development in children, affecting spoken and written language acquisition. Auditory-verbal therapy has been widely applied to children with hearing loss with promising results, mainly in developed countries where cochlear implants are available. An evaluation…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Hearing Impairments, Deafness, Auditory Perception
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Cummings, Alycia; Giesbrecht, Kristen; Hallgrimson, Janet – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2021
This study examined how intervention dose frequency affects phonological acquisition and generalization in preschool children with speech sound disorders (SSD). Using a multiple-baseline, single-participants experimental design, eight English-speaking children with SSD (4;0 to 5;6) were split into two dose frequency conditions (4…
Descriptors: Intervention, Phonology, Generalization, Phonemes
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Silva-Maceda, Gabriela; Camarillo-Salazar, Blanca Flor – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2021
This experimental study aimed to influence reading comprehension skills through the development of one or both components of the Simple View of Reading (decoding and listening comprehension), by using a differentiated instruction approach. Reading comprehension skill gains were compared in an intervention group versus a control, after the delivery…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reading Achievement, Achievement Gains, Reading Instruction
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Kent, Julie; McDonald, Sarah – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2021
Interventions designed to improve communication environments and the quality of adult-child interactions in early years (EY) settings are an important part of facilitating children's communication skills both for children with identified Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN) and children without SLCN. One such intervention devised and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Speech Language Pathology, Allied Health Personnel, Communication Skills
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Moseley Harris, Barbara – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2021
Perceptions of a convenience sample of 10 parents (one father, nine mothers) who had completed one or more group-based, parent-focused interventions for their children's communication needs were explored during semi-structured interviews. Nine different intervention groups (EarlyBird programmes, early communication skills training, or Makaton…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Communication Skills, Early Intervention, Program Effectiveness
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Hau, Flora F.-W.; Wong, Anita M.-Y.; Ng, Megan W.-Y. – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2021
Enhanced Conversational Recast (ECR) is an input-based grammatical intervention approach developed from research on statistical learning. Recent research reported evidence demonstrating the efficacy of ECR on the learning of grammatically obligatory morphemes in English-speaking preschool children with developmental language disorder (DLD). This…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Sino Tibetan Languages, Outcomes of Treatment, Morphemes
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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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