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Holmström, Ketty; Salameh, Eva-Kristina; Nettelbladt, Ulrika; Dahlgren-Sandberg, Annika – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2016
The aim was to evaluate conceptual scoring of lexical organization in bilingual children with language impairment (BLI) and to compare BLI performance with monolingual children with language impairment (MLI). Word associations were assessed in 15 BLI and 9 MLI children. BLI were assessed in Arabic and Swedish, MLI in Swedish only. A number of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Lexicology, Bilingualism, Children
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Asker-Arnason, Lena; Akerlund, Viktoria; Skoglund, Cecilia; Ek-Lagergren, Ingela; Wengelin, Asa; Sahlen, Birgitta – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2012
Twenty 10- to 18-year-old children and adolescents with varying degrees of hearing impairment (HI) and hearing aids (HA), ranging from mild-moderate to severe, produced picture-elicited narratives in a spoken and written version. Their performance was compared to that of 63 normally hearing (NH) peers within the same age span. The participants…
Descriptors: Language Impairments, Hearing Impairments, Adolescents, Foreign Countries
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Asker-Arnason, Lena; Ibertsson, Tina; Wass, Malin; Wengelin, Asa; Sahlen, Birgitta – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2010
The purpose of the study was to explore the narrative writing of 18 children, ages 11 to 19, with severe and profound hearing impairment who had cochlear implants (CI), compared with the performance of hearing children. Nine of the 18 children had prelingual deafness and 9 children had postlingual deafness. The hearing impairment was progressive…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Preadolescents, Deafness, Assistive Technology
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Sundqvist, Anett; Ronnberg, Jerker – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2010
This study focused on the attainment of Theory of Mind (ToM) in children (aged 6 to 13) with complex communication needs who used augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). The AAC group (n = 14) was matched to a younger group, without disabilities, vis-a-vis nonverbal mental age. A second comparison group consisting of children with mild…
Descriptors: Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Mental Retardation, Language Acquisition, Comparative Analysis
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Torrnqvist, Maria Carlson; Thulin, Sofia; Segnestam, Ylva; Horowitz, Laura – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2009
Psychosocial outcome of language impairment (LI) was explored in interviews with three adults with LI (as children attended specialized boarding school) and four of their parents. The informants with LI expressed acceptance of LI and described themselves as independent. With driving education with adjusted pedagogy and initial governmental…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adults, Language Impairments, Experience
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Ferreira, Janna; Ronnberg, Jerker; Gustafson, Stefan; Wengelin, Asa – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2007
In this study, 12 participants with various levels of motor and speech deficits were tested to explore their reading skills in relation to letter knowledge, speech level, auditory discrimination, phonological awareness, language skills, digit span, and nonverbal IQ. Two subgroups, based on a median split of reading performance, are described: the…
Descriptors: Articulation (Speech), Speech Impairments, Learning Disabilities, Phonological Awareness