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Hynan, Amanda; Murray, Janice; Goldbart, Juliet – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2014
Young people are using digital technology and online social media within their everyday lives to enrich their social relationships. The UK government believes that using digital technology can improve social inclusion. One well-recognized outcome measure for establishing social inclusion is to examine opportunities for self-determination.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Networks, Information Technology, Social Development
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MacRoy-Higgins, Michelle; Shafer, Valerie L.; Schwartz, Richard G.; Marton, Klara – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2014
This study examined the influence of phonotactic probability on word recognition in English-speaking toddlers. Typically developing toddlers completed a preferential looking paradigm using familiar words, which consisted of either high or low phonotactic probability sound sequences. The participants' looking behavior was recorded in response to…
Descriptors: Toddlers, Language Acquisition, English, Word Recognition
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Colmar, Susan Hilary – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2014
Children with delayed language skills, who were from a socio-economic area defined as disadvantaged, made significant improvements in language skills after their parents were trained in easily learned strategies, enabling them to make simple changes in the way they interacted with their children. The 36 children, mean age five years, were…
Descriptors: Parent Child Relationship, Disadvantaged, Intervention, Experimental Groups
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Sacks, Chana; Shay, Sophie; Repplinger, Lyra; Leffel, Kristin R.; Sapolich, Shannon G.; Suskind, Elizabeth; Tannenbaum, Sally; Suskind, Dana – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2014
This pilot study explored the potential for Project ASPIRE to effect behavior change in a sample of 11 parents of children with hearing loss who were from typically underserved populations, such as families from backgrounds of low socioeconomic status or families who speak English as a second language. The study consisted of one education session,…
Descriptors: Deaf Interpreting, Intervention, Behavior Change, Parent Education
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Letts, Carolyn; Edwards, Susan; Schaefer, Blanca; Sinka, Indra – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2014
This article describes the development of new scales for assessing the status of a young child's language comprehension and production. Items and sections on the scales were included to reflect advances in research on language acquisition and impairment. The New Reynell Developmental Language Scales (NRDLS) were trialled on 301 children and then…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Reliability, Language Impairments, Comparative Analysis
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Myhill, Debra; Watson, Annabel – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2014
For most Anglophone countries, the history of grammar teaching over the past 50 years is one of contestation, debate and dissent: and 50 years on we are no closer to reaching a consensus about the role of grammar in the English/Language Arts curriculum. The debate has been described through the metaphor of battle and grammar wars (Kamler, 1995;…
Descriptors: Role, Grammar, Writing Instruction, English Instruction
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Phillips, Beth M. – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2014
This article reports on the development and preliminary implementation trials of a modular small-group intervention targeting syntax and vocabulary for children at high risk for reading comprehension difficulties in grades prekindergarten through first. The intervention, delivered by trained paraprofessionals, included 12 weeks of 20-minute…
Descriptors: Syntax, Vocabulary, Reading Comprehension, At Risk Students
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Kaderavek, Joan N.; Pentimonti, Jill M.; Justice, Laura M. – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2014
This study addressed two aims: First, to examine the quality of adult shared book-reading behaviors for teachers and caregivers of children with communication impairments (CI) and, second, to compare the level of child literacy engagement during the teacher-led (group) and caregiver-led (one-on-one) shared book-reading sessions. Sixteen children…
Descriptors: Teacher Role, Caregivers, Parent Role, Communication Problems
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Fleury, Veronica P.; Miramontez, Shane Herriott; Hudson, Roxanne F.; Schwartz, Ilene S. – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2014
A common literacy practice in early childhood classrooms is reading aloud to children. Little is known, however, about the quality of engagement in shared reading activities for young children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Dialogic reading is one method of shared reading in which adults encourage children to actively participate in the…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Reading Aloud to Others, Oral Reading
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Caesar, Lena G.; Nelson, Nickola Wolf – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2014
This pilot study examined the feasibility of a home-school partnership for improving emergent literacy skills in Spanish-speaking pre-school children of migrant farmworkers. Parents were requested to send labeled drawings of family activities to their children's classroom for supplementing bilingual language and literacy instruction. Participants…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Family School Relationship, Partnerships in Education, Emergent Literacy
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Sharp, Kathryn M; Gathercole, Virginia C. Mueller – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2013
In recent years, there has been growing recognition of a need for a general, non-language-specific assessment tool that could be used to evaluate general speech and language abilities in children, especially to assist in identifying atypical development in bilingual children who speak a language unfamiliar to the assessor. It has been suggested…
Descriptors: Knowledge Level, Program Effectiveness, Bilingualism, Task Analysis
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Greene, Kai J.; Pena, Elizabeth D.; Bedore, Lisa M. – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2013
This study examined single-word code-mixing produced by bilingual preschoolers in order to better understand lexical choice patterns in each language. Analysis included item-level code-mixed responses of 606 five-year-old children. Per parent report, children were separated by language dominance based on language exposure and use. Children were…
Descriptors: Semantics, Language Impairments, Language Acquisition, Bilingualism
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Hasson, Natalie; Camilleri, Bernard; Jones, Caroline; Smith, Jodie; Dodd, Barbara – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2013
The DAPPLE (Dynamic Assessment of Preschoolers' Proficiency in Learning English) is currently being developed in response to a clinical need. Children exposed to English as an additional language may be referred to speech and language therapy because their proficiency in English is not the same as their monolingual peers. Some, but not all, of…
Descriptors: Learning Problems, Speech Therapy, Phonology, Bilingualism
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MacLeod, Andrea A. N.; Fabiano-Smith, Leah; Boegner-Page, Sarah; Fontolliet, Salome – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2013
Parents often turn to educators and healthcare professionals for advice on how to best support their child's language development. These professionals frequently suggest implementing the "one-parent-one-language" approach to ensure consistent exposure to both languages. The goal of this study was to understand how language exposure influences the…
Descriptors: Language Acquisition, Bilingualism, Monolingualism, French
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Crowe, Kathryn; McKinnon, David H.; McLeod, Sharynne; Ching, Teresa Y. C. – Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 2013
Understanding the relationship between children's cultural and linguistic diversity and child, caregiver, and environmental characteristics is important to ensure appropriate educational expectations and provisions. As part of the Longitudinal Outcomes of Children with Hearing Impairment (LOCHI) study, children's caregivers and educators completed…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Questionnaires, Hearing Impairments, Multilingualism
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