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Pieretti, Robert A.; Roseberry-McKibbin, Celeste – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2016
Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) are experiencing the exciting challenge of serving increasing numbers of English Language Learners (ELLs) in U.S. schools. When ELLs struggle in school, they may be overreferred for speech-language services. SLPs are routinely expected to differentiate a language difference based on cultural, linguistic, and…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Language Impairments, Best Practices, Evidence Based Practice
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Smith, Tina T.; Lee, Evan; McDade, Hiram L. – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2001
This study investigated the dialectal sensitivity of the T-unit as a nonbiased alternative for assessing the oral grammatical skills of school-age, nonstandard English speakers. Analysis of language samples from 28 9-year-old children (half African-American) revealed no significant differences between groups, suggesting that the T-unit may be a…
Descriptors: Black Dialects, Black Students, Culture Fair Tests, Elementary Education
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Jacobs, Ellen L. – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2001
Evaluation of the computerized preschool language screening test (KIDTALK) with 41 low socioeconomic status preschoolers resulted in recommendations for further enhancement of this tool by incorporating dynamic assessment components and for continued investigation of its validity with culturally and linguistically diverse preschoolers. (Contains…
Descriptors: Adaptive Testing, Computer Assisted Testing, Cultural Differences, Language Acquisition
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Oyler, Robert F.; Gross, Shannon R. – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2000
This study surveyed audiology program directors (N=46) and audiologists (N=70) concerning preparation in pediatric audiology, specifically general program characteristics, education and training in pediatric audiology, affiliation with a pediatric medical facility, affiliation with school systems, and perceived adequacy of preparation. Comparison…
Descriptors: Allied Health Personnel, Audiology, Followup Studies, Graduate Study
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Roseberry-McKibbin, Celeste – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2000
This article applies principles of multiculturalism to the provision of speech-language services to children from low income backgrounds - i.e., the culture of poverty. It discusses common characteristics of children from the culture of poverty and urges research that has practical, clinical implications to assist speech-language pathologists who…
Descriptors: Communication Disorders, Cultural Differences, Cultural Influences, Disadvantaged Youth