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Wagovich, Stacy A.; Hall, Nancy E. – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2018
Children's frequency of stuttering can be affected by utterance length, syntactic complexity, and lexical content of language. Using a unique small-scale within-subjects design, this study explored whether language samples that contain more stuttering have (a) longer, (b) syntactically more complex, and (c) lexically more diverse utterances than…
Descriptors: Stuttering, Lexicology, Syntax, Word Frequency
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Pattison, Ashley E.; Robertson, Rachel E. – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2016
Expressive language is an important skill to develop in children with intellectual disabilities. It not only aids in decreasing the likelihood of challenging behaviors from occurring but also aids in increasing the individuals independence and assistance in them becoming successful members of society. No previous studies have examined the…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Children, Speech Communication, Intervention
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Caesar, Lena G.; Kohler, Paula D. – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2009
This study used a mail survey to gather information from 409 school-based speech-language pathologists (SLPs) in the state of Michigan regarding the types of language assessment procedures they employed when assessing children's language skills. Descriptive data regarding respondents' demographic, caseload, and employment characteristics were also…
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Language Skills, Informal Assessment, Children