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Highman, Chantelle; Hennessey, Neville; Sherwood, Mellanie; Leitao, Suze – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2008
Parents of children with suspected Childhood Apraxia of Speech (sCAS, n = 20), Specific Language Impairment (SLI, n = 20), and typically developing speech and language skills (TD, n = 20) participated in this study, which aimed to quantify and compare reports of early vocal development. Via a questionnaire, parents reported on their child's early…
Descriptors: Language Impairments, Children, Parents, Longitudinal Studies
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Wright, Jannet A.; Stackhouse, Joy; Wood, Janet – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2008
The recent focus on joint training programmes to support the development of interagency/interdisciplinary collaboration places considerable emphasis on interprofessional education at undergraduate and postgraduate level. It is therefore important to ensure that interprofessional learning is embedded in Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and…
Descriptors: Communication Problems, Interdisciplinary Approach, Literacy, Language Skills
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Martin, Deirdre – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2008
The paper presents a new way of understanding and investigating inter-professional learning across agencies for children and young people with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) in schools in England. It considers specifically speech and language therapy staff and school staff learning to work together and working to learn together in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, English (Second Language), Interprofessional Relationship
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Jarvis, Joy; Trodd, Lyn – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2008
The purpose of this discussion paper is to explore ways in which professionals working in multi-professional settings can develop their understanding of the different perspectives and knowledge bases of team members in order to build new working practices together. The importance of exploring professional identity in professional development…
Descriptors: Discussion, Professional Development, Imagination, Children
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Burns, Annabel; Radford, Julie – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2008
This paper uses a conversation analysis (CA) approach to explore parent-child interaction (PCI) within Nigerian families. We illustrate how speech and language therapists (SLTs), by using CA, can tailor recommendations according to the interactional style of each individual family that are consonant with the family's cultural beliefs. Three…
Descriptors: Semantics, Parent Child Relationship, Foreign Countries, Language Acquisition
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Myers, Lucy; Botting, Nicola – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2008
This study describes the language and literacy skills of 11-year-olds attending a mainstream school in an area of social and economic disadvantage. The proportion of these young people experiencing difficulties in decoding and reading comprehension was identified and the relationship between spoken language skills and reading comprehension…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Reading Comprehension, Oral Language, Test Norms
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Reading, Suzanne; Richie, Carolyn – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2007
The Structured Observation System (SOS) is a data collection method developed to document changes in the communication behaviours of children identified with speech and language delays. The system employs a rating scale which reflects the occurrence of communication behaviours as well as the amount of assistance needed for behaviours to occur.…
Descriptors: Observation, Rating Scales, Delayed Speech, Evaluation Methods
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Bellon-Harn, Monica L.; Harn, William E.; Watson, Gina D. – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2007
A fundamental deficit in children with high-functioning autism (HFA) is social communicative competence. Atypical prosody in variable forms has been implicated in contributing to this deficit. The purpose of this case study was to describe the clinical management of an eight-year-old child with HFA for whom prosody became the primary target of…
Descriptors: Intervention, Communicative Competence (Languages), Autism, Interpersonal Communication
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Soto, Gloria; Yu, Betty; Henneberry, Solana – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2007
Narrative abilities have been linked to literacy, communicative competence and development of identity. Children who use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) may be at risk for difficulties in the development of narrative skills due to differences in their language learning opportunities and limitations of their AAC systems. The…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Literacy, Communicative Competence (Languages), Augmentative and Alternative Communication
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Wetherell, Danielle; Botting, Nicola; Conti-Ramsden, Gina – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2007
There is a debate about whether the language of children with primary language disorders and normal cognitive levels is qualitatively different from those with language impairments who have low or borderline non-verbal IQ (NVIQ). As children reach adolescence, this distinction may be even harder to ascertain, especially in naturalistic settings.…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Adolescents, Standardized Tests, Intelligence Quotient
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Ebbels, Susan – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2007
This paper describes an approach to teaching grammar which has been designed for school-aged children with specific language impairment (SLI). The approach uses shapes, colours and arrows to make the grammatical rules of English explicit. Evidence is presented which supports the use of this approach with older children in the areas of past tense…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Intervention, Language Impairments, Morphemes
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O'Toole, Ciara; Kirkpatrick, Vickie – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2007
This study examined the impact of a training programme which aimed to support language-, literacy- and social-communication-promoting strategies for professionals working with children with language delay. Sixteen teachers, special needs assistants and therapists based in services for children with mild to severe learning difficulties attended…
Descriptors: Learning Problems, Interpersonal Relationship, Interaction, Rating Scales
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Andersen, Claire Elizabeth; Marinac, Julie V. – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2007
The correlation between the communicative intent of parents, in terms of their expectation of a response and the response patterns of young children aged 23-25 months during parent-child interactions, was investigated. An Observational Framework was used to code these parameters in interactions between 36 children and their mothers. The children…
Descriptors: Linguistic Input, Young Children, Multivariate Analysis, Parent Child Relationship
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McIntosh, Beth; Crosbie, Sharon; Holm, Alison; Dodd, Barbara; Thomas, Sian – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2007
The research reported investigated the efficacy of intervention, developed by a speech-language therapist and implemented by a teacher, for the language and phonological awareness (PA) abilities of pre-school, socially disadvantaged children. One study established that children from low socio-economic (SES) backgrounds had poorer skills on both…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Intervention, Disadvantaged Youth, Reading Skills
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Gilmore, Jo; Vance, Maggie – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2007
Children with developmental disorders may present with listening and/or speech discrimination difficulties. This study explores whether teachers can identify these difficulties, using a questionnaire that rates children's listening, speech discrimination and comprehension abilities. The questionnaire was given to class-teachers of 52 pupils, aged…
Descriptors: Questionnaires, Listening Skills, Teacher Attitudes, Student Behavior
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