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Olszewski, Abbie; Panorska, Anna; Gillam, Sandra Laing – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2017
Adolescents' verbal and nonverbal communication skills were compared before and after training in a workforce readiness training program, Language for Scholars (LFS), and a study skills program, Ideal Student Workshop (ISW). A cross-over design was used, ensuring that 44 adolescents received both programs and acted as their own control. The LFS…
Descriptors: Verbal Communication, Nonverbal Communication, Interviews, Skill Development
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Poll, Gerard H.; Burke, Lisa; Miller, Carol A.; Fiene, Judy – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2017
Prognostic statements are a standard component of assessments for adolescents at risk for language-learning disabilities, but there is limited evidence on the validity of prognostic indicators. In two studies, we collected measures of language ability and candidate prognostic indicators from adolescents age 12 to 13. We conducted an expository…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Language Impairments, Language Skills, Expository Writing