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Douglas, Sarah N.; Kammes, Rebecca; Nordquist, Erica – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2018
Parent training is an essential part of quality programming for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). However, limited research exists exploring online training approaches to support parents of children with both ASD and complex communication needs (CCN; e.g., limited verbal ability), despite the many benefits that online training might…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Communication Strategies, Communication Skills, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Wood, Carla; Wofford, Mary Claire; Schatschneider, Christopher – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2018
This project aimed to describe oral narrative retells of Spanish-English speaking dual language learners (DLLs) and examine relationships with standardized vocabulary assessments. Investigators described oral narrative retells of 145 DLLs in kindergarten and first grade by number of different words (NDW), words per minute (WPM), and…
Descriptors: Correlation, Oral Language, Prediction, Vocabulary Development
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Kong, Anthony Pak-Hin; Chan, John; Lau, Johnny King-L.; Bickerton, Wai-Ling; Weekes, Brendan; Humphreys, Glyn – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2018
The "Birmingham Cognitive Screen" (BCoS) is a neuropsychological battery designed to assess impairment to a variety of cognitive domains including language in patients with brain injuries. Twenty-two stroke participants and 16 gender-, age-, and education-matched controls were recruited in Hong Kong. The stroke participants were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sino Tibetan Languages, Neuropsychology, Intellectual Disability
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Icht, Michal; Ben-David, Boaz M. – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2018
The sequential motion rates (SMR) task, that involves rapid and accurate repetitions of a syllable sequence, /pataka/, is a commonly used evaluation tool for oro-motor abilities. Although the SMR is a well-known tool, some aspects of its administration protocol are unspecified. We address the following factors and their role in the SMR protocol:…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Speech Language Pathology, Cost Effectiveness, Phonemes
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Howery, Kathy L. – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2018
This article presents a phenomenological investigation into speech-generating device (SGD) use in the school context. Derived from a larger study on the experience of speaking through a SGD, this article focuses particularly on the experience of time and timing of speaking for one who must use a SGD to give audible voice to their words. Themes…
Descriptors: Assistive Technology, Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Barriers, Communication Problems
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Wood, Carla; Wofford, Mary Claire; Gabas, Clariebelle; Petscher, Yaacov – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2018
This study aimed to describe the narrative retell performance of dual language learners (DLLs) in the fall and spring of the school year and examine predictive relationships. Participants included 74 DLLs in kindergarten and first grade from low socioeconomic backgrounds. Microstructural measures included number of different words (NDW), words per…
Descriptors: Narration, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Bilingualism
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Morgan, Lydia; Wren, Yvonne E. – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2018
Children's speech development begins in infancy. The pattern of this development has been explored in studies over a number of years using a range of research methodology and approaches to investigation. A systematic review of the existing literature was carried out to determine the collective contribution of this literature to our understanding…
Descriptors: Infants, Child Language, Language Acquisition, Speech Communication
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Miller, Rhonda D.; Correa, Vivian I.; Katsiyannis, Antonis – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2018
This study investigated the effects of a narrative intervention that employed repeated story retells and a Story Grammar Marker on the oral narrative skills of Spanish-speaking English learners with language impairments. Four third- and fourth-grade students participated in the study. Using a single-case multiple probe across participants design,…
Descriptors: Intervention, Syntax, Narration, Spanish Speaking
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Archer, Brent; Azios, Jamie; Azios, Michael; Becerril, Stefanie; Heels, Jane – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2018
Few studies of the ways in which consistency modification might affect dimensions of wellness exist. The aim of this study is to furnish preliminary findings on the effects that consistency modification has on a range of aspects of living. The authors (five speech-language pathologists [SLPs]) restricted our oral intake to thickened liquids and…
Descriptors: Wellness, Speech Language Pathology, Allied Health Personnel, Evidence Based Practice
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Zoski, Jennifer L.; Nellenbach, Kristin M.; Erickson, Karen A. – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2018
Adolescent students require strategies that are tailored to the specific linguistic demands of curricular vocabulary to support their decoding, spelling, and comprehension of novel big words encountered in texts. In this article, the authors describe a morphological instruction approach for helping students navigate big words in science. Reasons…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Spelling, Vocabulary Development, Morphology (Languages)
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Rohlfing, Katharina J.; Ceurremans, Josefa; Horst, Jessica S. – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2018
In this pilot study, we ask whether repeated storybook reading is also beneficial for word learning in children diagnosed with specific language impairment (SLI). We compared 3-year-old German learning children diagnosed with SLI to typically developing children matched on age and socioeconomic status (SES). One week later, children with SLI…
Descriptors: Language Impairments, German, Socioeconomic Status, Word Study Skills
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Buica, Cristian B. – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2018
Sense International Romania (SIR) was established in 2001 as a local branch of Sense International UK. Until 1999, little has been done for children with dual sensory loss or multiple sensory impairments. Ms. Cristiana Salomie, the director of SIR, and Dr. Cristian B. Buica describe how things have been changing since then, highlighting SIR's…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Deaf Blind, Children, Sensory Training
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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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Douglas, Sarah N.; Kammes, Rebecca; Nordquist, Erica; D'Agostino, Sophia – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2018
Siblings play an important role in the lives of children with disabilities, especially those with complex communication needs (CCN). However, children with CCN require support to learn social and communication skills. Like other communication partners, typically developing (TD) siblings may struggle to understand how to best interact with a child…
Descriptors: Pilot Projects, Siblings, Communication Skills, Communication Strategies
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Ganek, Hillary V.; Eriks-Brophy, Alice – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2018
The aim of this study was to present a protocol for the validation of the Language ENvironment Analysis (LENA) System's conversational turn count (CTC) for Vietnamese speakers. Ten families of children aged between 22 and 42 months, recruited near Ho Chi Minh City, participated in this project. Each child wore the LENA audio recorder for a full…
Descriptors: Vietnamese, Native Speakers, Video Technology, Protocol Analysis
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