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Van Horne, Amanda Owen; Curran, Maura; Hall, Jessica – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2017
In this pilot study, we examine the suitability of materials for a vocabulary intervention designed to influence the amount of complex syntax teachers use in at-risk preschool classrooms. Six Head Start classrooms were assigned to one of two vocabulary interventions: a condition using cognitive verbs, which are biased toward complex syntax (e.g.…
Descriptors: Pilot Projects, Vocabulary, Intervention, Syntax
Breit-Smith, Allison; Olszewski, Arnold; Swoboda, Christopher; Guo, Ying; Prendeville, Jo-Anne – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2017
This study explores the outcomes of an interactive book reading intervention featuring expository picture books. This small-group intervention was delivered by four practitioners (two early childhood special education teachers and two speech-language pathologists) three times per week for 8 weeks to 6 preschool-age children (3 years 1 month to 4…
Descriptors: Language Impairments, Preschool Children, Text Structure, Picture Books
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Schaefer, Blanca; Bowyer-Crane, Claudine; Herrmann, Frank; Fricke, Silke – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2016
For professionals working with multilingual children, detecting language deficits in a child's home language can present a challenge. This is largely due to the scarcity of standardized assessments in many children's home languages and missing normative data on multilingual language acquisition. A common approach is to translate existing English…
Descriptors: Screening Tests, Vocabulary, Receptive Language, Multilingualism
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Novogrodsky, Rama; Edelson, Lisa R. – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2016
This study explored pronoun production and general syntactic abilities in story retelling and story generation among children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Twenty-four children diagnosed with ASD, ages 6;1-14;3 and 17 typically-developing (TD) children ages 5;11-14;4 participated in the study. The linguistic measures for general syntax…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Language Usage, Syntax
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Isoaho, Pia; Kauppila, Timo; Launonen, Kaisa – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2016
Specific language impairment (SLI) is a condition that affects children's emerging language skills. Many different language skills can be affected in SLI, but not all individuals with SLI have the same set of difficulties. As a result, SLI is a highly heterogeneous condition. The ability to read and understand written text is a higher function of…
Descriptors: Language Impairments, Language Skills, Hypothesis Testing, Longitudinal Studies
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Verdon, Sarah; Wong, Sandie; McLeod, Sharynne – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2016
Collaboration with families and communities has been identified as one of six overarching principles to speech and language therapists' (SLTs') engagement in culturally competent practice (Verdon et al., 2015a). The aim of this study was to describe SLTs' collaboration with families and communities when engaging in practice to support the speech,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cultural Relevance, Speech Language Pathology, Allied Health Personnel
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Botting, Nicola; Gaynor, Marguerite; Tucker, Katie; Orchard-Lisle, Ginnie – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2016
Some reports suggest that there is an increase in the number of children identified as having developmental language impairment (Bercow, 2008). yet resource issues have meant that many speech and language therapy services have compromised provision in some way. Thus, efficient ways of identifying need and prioritizing intervention are required.…
Descriptors: Language Impairments, Developmental Disabilities, Children, Intervention
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Haresabadi, Fatemeh; Ebadi, Abbas; Shirazi, Tahereh Sima; Dastjerdi Kazemi, Mehdi – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2016
Syntax has a high importance among linguistic parameters, and syntax-related problems are the most common in language disorders. Therefore, the present study aimed to design a Photographic Expressive Persian Grammar Test for Iranian children in the age group of 4-6 years and to determine its validity and reliability. First, the target…
Descriptors: Syntax, Indo European Languages, Grammar, Foreign Countries
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Martin, Maureen K; Wright, Lindsay Elizabeth; Perry, Susan; Cornett, Daphne; Schraeder, Missy; Johnson, James T. – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2016
Research into intervention strategies for developmental verbal dyspraxia (DVD) clearly demonstrates the need to identify effective interventions. The goals of this study were to examine changes in articulation skills following the use of phonetic, multimodal intervention and to consider the relationship between these improved articulation skills…
Descriptors: Articulation (Speech), Articulation Impairments, Intervention, Allied Health Personnel
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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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Deckers, Stijn R. J. M.; Van Zaalen, Yvonne; Stoep, Judith; Van Balkom, Hans; Verhoeven, Ludo – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2016
Enhancing communication performance skills may help children with Down Syndrome (DS) to expand their opportunities for participation in daily life. It is a clinical challenge for speech-language pathologists (SLP) to disentangle various mechanisms that contribute to the language and communication problems that children with DS encounter. Without…
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Down Syndrome, Case Studies, Speech Language Pathology
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Carroll, Clare; Sixsmith, Jane – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2016
While participatory research approaches are being developed and applied within speech and language therapy practice it is not clear that all children are afforded the opportunity to participate in such activities. This study aimed to explore the involvement of young children, aged between two and four years, with developmental disabilities in the…
Descriptors: Young Children, Early Intervention, Developmental Disabilities, Listening
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Pascoe, Michelle; McLeod, Sharynne – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2016
The Intelligibility in Context Scale (ICS) is a screening questionnaire that focuses on parents' perceptions of children's speech in different contexts. Originally developed in English, it has been translated into 60 languages and the validity and clinical utility of the scale has been documented in a range of countries. In South Africa, there are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Questionnaires, Parent Attitudes, Cross Cultural Studies
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Klatte, Inge S.; Roulstone, Sue – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2016
A common early intervention approach for preschool children with language problems is parent-child interaction therapy (PCIT). PCIT has positive effects for children with expressive language problems. It appears that speech and language therapists (SLTs) conduct this therapy in many different ways. This might be because of the variety of…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Language Impairments, Preschool Children, Speech Language Pathology
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Pampoulou, Eliada – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2016
A growing number of research projects show that graphic symbols with linguistic characteristics are one of the tools that professionals use in order to support pupils in inclusive school settings. However, there is scant literature investigating the collaboration between professionals who use these symbols in these settings and, hence, this…
Descriptors: Cooperative Planning, Semi Structured Interviews, Observation, Surveys
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