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Law, James; Tulip, Josie; Stringer, Helen; Cockerill, Maria; Dockrell, Julie – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2019
The nature of 'Teacher talk' is likely to have a considerable bearing on the child's learning but measuring the communication environment in the classroom can present challenges. One tool which does this is the Communication Supporting Classroom Observation Tool (CSCOT). Initial use suggested that it was valid and reliably used by specialists…
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Classroom Environment, Observation, Foreign Countries
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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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Crowe, Kathryn; Cumming, Tamara; McCormack, Jane; Baker, Elise; McLeod, Sharynne; Wren, Yvonne; Roulstone, Sue; Masso, Sarah – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2017
Early childhood educators are frequently called on to support preschool-aged children with speech sound disorders and to engage these children in activities that target their speech production. This study explored factors that acted as facilitators and/or barriers to the provision of computer-based support for children with speech sound disorders…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Intervention, Computer Assisted Instruction, Speech
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Brebner, Chris; Jovanovic, Jessie; Lawless, Angela; Young, Jessica – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2016
Young children need rich learning experiences to maximize their potential. Early childhood educators (ECEs) working in childcare have knowledge of individual children as well as skills and professional knowledge that afford opportunities to provide language-rich environments for learning. To successfully work in partnership with ECEs,…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Foreign Countries, Preschool Children, Learning Experience
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Morlock, Larissa; Reynolds, Jennifer L.; Fisher, Sycarah; Comer, Ronald J. – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2015
Video modeling involves the learner viewing videos of a model demonstrating a target skill. According to the National Professional Development Center on Autism Spectrum Disorders (2011), video modeling is an evidenced-based intervention for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in elementary through middle school. Little research exists…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Intervention
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Scarinci, Nerina; Rose, Tanya; Pee, Jerrine; Webb, Kylie – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2015
Early childhood educators (ECEs) play an important role in fostering language development in young children. In-service education, led by speech-language pathologists (SLPs), has a potential role in educating ECEs about language development. In this pilot study, 42 ECEs attended an in-service education program and completed pre- and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Acquisition, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers
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Glover, Anna; McCormack, Jane; Smith-Tamaray, Michelle – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2015
Speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) are prevalent among primary school-aged children. Collaboration between speech and language therapists (SLTs) and teachers is beneficial for supporting children's communication skills. The aim of this study was to investigate the needs of both professional groups and their preferences for service…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Allied Health Personnel, Speech Language Pathology, Elementary School Teachers
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Purse, Katie; Gardner, Hilary – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2013
This study aimed to consider collaborative practice in contributing to joint assessment and producing appropriate referral of children to speech and language therapy (SLT). Results of formal testing of selected comprehension skills are compared with functional/classroom performance as rated by class teachers. Thirty children aged 6.5-8.4 years,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Speech Therapy, Young Children, Elementary School Students
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McCartney, Elspeth; Ellis, Sue; Boyle, James; Turnbull, Mary; Kerr, Jane – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2010
In the UK, speech and language therapists (SLTs) work with teachers to support children with language impairment (LI) in mainstream schools. Consultancy approaches are often used, where SLTs advise educational staff who then deliver language-learning activities. However, some research suggests that schools may not always sustain activities as…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Speech Language Pathology, Mainstreaming, Teacher Attitudes
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Ahsam, Suki; Shepherd, Julie; Warren-Adamson, Chris – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2006
Eight pre-schools took part in offsite and onsite speech and language training to improve their interaction skills with children and learn some group language activities. An evaluation was undertaken where practitioners at one pre-school were videoed running a language activity before and after training. The video was analysed to assess change in…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Inservice Teacher Education, Teacher Student Relationship, Native Language Instruction
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Sadler, Jane – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2005
Several factors have been shown to influence inclusion of children with special educational needs. This paper reports on findings from a questionnaire investigating training, specialist knowledge, confidence, attitudes and beliefs of the Reception class, Year 1, and Year 2 teachers of a cohort of children with a preschool diagnosis of moderate or…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Identification, Educational Needs, Language Impairments