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Löytömäki, Joanna; Ohtonen, Pasi; Laakso, Marja-Leena; Huttunen, Kerttu – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2020
Background: Many children with neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism spectrum disorder (ASD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or developmental language disorder (DLD) have difficulty recognizing and understanding emotions. However, the reasons for these difficulties are currently not well understood. Aims: To compare the…
Descriptors: Emotional Response, Recognition (Psychology), Interpersonal Competence, Task Analysis
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Mengisidou, Maria; Marshall, Chloë R.; Stavrakaki, Stavroula – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2020
Background: Children with dyslexia and/or developmental language disorder (hereafter children with DDLD) have been reported to retrieve fewer words than their typically developing (TD) peers in semantic fluency tasks. It is not known whether this retrieval difficulty can be attributed to the semantic structure of their lexicon being poor or,…
Descriptors: Dyslexia, Language Impairments, Developmental Disabilities, Semantics
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Moorcroft, Alison; Scarinci, Nerina; Meyer, Carly – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2020
Background: There are multiple stakeholders involved in the introduction of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) systems to children with complex communication needs. Stakeholders such as speech-language pathologists (SLPs) and teachers who are external to the family unit play a key role in planning and implementing interventions. If…
Descriptors: Stakeholders, Parent Attitudes, Resistance (Psychology), Augmentative and Alternative Communication
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Le, Ha N. D.; Le, Long K. D.; Nguyen, Phuong K.; Mudiyanselage, Shalika B.; Eadie, Patricia; Mensah, Fiona; Sciberras, Emma; Gold, Lisa – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2020
Background: Low language (LL) is a common childhood condition affecting 7-17% of children. It is associated with life-long adverse outcomes and can affect various aspects of a child's life. However, the literature on its impact on health-related quality of life (HRQoL), service use and costs are limited. To date, there has been no systematic…
Descriptors: Quality of Life, Language Impairments, Correlation, Decision Making
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Miles, Anna; Greig, Lucy; Jackson, Bianca; Keesing, Melissa – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2020
Background: Tracheostomy management is considered an area of advanced practice for speech-language therapists (SLTs) internationally. Infrequent exposure and limited access to specialist SLTs are barriers to competency development. Aims: To evaluate the benefits of postgraduate tracheostomy education programme for SLTs working with children and…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Surgery, Speech Language Pathology, Allied Health Personnel
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Toseeb, Umar; Gibson, Jenny L.; Newbury, Dianne F.; Orlik, Witold; Durkin, Kevin; Pickles, Andrew; Conti-Ramsden, Gina – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2020
Background: Children with developmental language disorder (DLD) are at higher risk of poorer mental health compared with children without DLD. There are, however, considerable individual differences that need to be interpreted, including the identification of protective factors. Aims: Pathways from the early language and communication environment…
Descriptors: Play, Prosocial Behavior, Correlation, Behavior Problems
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Wiefferink, Karin; van Beugen, Camilla; Sleeswijk, Barbara Wegener; Gerrits, Ellen – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2020
Background: Early detection and remediation of language disorders are important in helping children to establish appropriate communicative and social behaviour and acquire additional information about the world through the use of language. In the Netherlands, children with (a suspicion of) language disorders are referred to speech and hearing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Children, Language Impairments, Delayed Speech
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St. John, Miya; Columbus, Georgie; Brignell, Amanda; Carew, Peter; Skeat, Jemma; Reilly, Sheena; Morgan, Angela T. – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2020
Background: Congenital hearing loss is the most common birth anomaly, typically influencing speech and language development, with potential for later academic, social and employment impacts. Yet, surprisingly, the nuances of how speech is affected have not been well examined with regards to the subtypes of speech-sound disorder (SSD). Nor have the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Speech Impairments, Phonology, Speech Language Pathology
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Matov, Jessica; Mensah, Fiona; Cook, Fallon; Reilly, Sheena; Dowell, Richard – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2020
Background: There is no sufficiently accurate short-language measure that could be used by speech-language pathologists, teachers or paraprofessionals to screen young school-aged children to identify those requiring in-depth language evaluations. This may be due to poor development of the available measures, which have omitted crucial test…
Descriptors: Language Tests, Screening Tests, Test Construction, Test Validity
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Ebbels, Susan H.; McCartney, Elspeth; Slonims, Vicky; Dockrell, Julie E.; Norbury, Courtenay Frazier – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2019
Background: Paediatric speech and language therapist (SLT) roles often involve planning individualized intervention for specific children, working collaboratively with families and education staff, providing advice, training and coaching and raising awareness. A tiered approach to service delivery is currently recommended whereby services become…
Descriptors: Speech Language Pathology, Allied Health Personnel, Speech Therapy, Evidence Based Practice
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Sultana, Asifa; Stokes, Stephanie F.; Klee, Thomas; Fletcher, Paul – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2019
Background: Children with language disorder across languages have problems with verb morphology. The nature of these problems varies according to the typology of the language. The language analyzed in this paper is the Standard Bangla spoken in Dhaka, Bangladesh, by more than 200 million people. It is an underexplored language with agglutinative…
Descriptors: Language Impairments, Verbs, Morphology (Languages), Indo European Languages
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Lavelli, Manuela; Barachetti, Chiara; Majorano, Marinella; Florit, Elena; Brotto, Cristina; Miottello, Piergiorgio – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2019
Background: The regular practice of shared book reading (SBR) at home may play a key role in fostering the linguistic development of children with developmental language disorder (DLD). However, more evidence is needed of the benefits of home-based SBR interventions on the parents' conversational strategies and on the communicative and linguistic…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Speech Language Pathology, Intervention, Italian
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Klatte, Inge S.; Harding, Sam; Roulstone, Sue – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2019
Background: Parents' play an essential role in Parent--Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) as the primary agent of intervention with their child. Unfortunately, speech and language therapists (SLTs) report that parents' engagement is challenging when conducting PCIT. Although focusing on and stimulating the engagement of parents, when needed, can…
Descriptors: Allied Health Personnel, Speech Language Pathology, Attitudes, Parents
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Sikora, Katarzyna; Roelofs, Ardi; Hermans, Daan; Knoors, Harry – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2019
Background: Accumulating evidence suggests that the updating, inhibiting and shifting abilities underlying executive control are important for spoken language production in adults. However, little is known about this in children. Aims: To examine whether children with and without language impairment differ in all or only some of these executive…
Descriptors: Executive Function, Language Processing, Children, Language Impairments
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Arias-Trejo, Natalia; Angulo-Chavira, Armando Q.; Barrón-Martínez, Julia B. – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2019
Background: Children and adults with neurotypical development employ linguistic information to predict and anticipate information. Individuals with Down syndrome (DS) have weaknesses in language production and the domain of grammar but relative strengths in language comprehension and the domain of semantics. What is not clear is the extent to…
Descriptors: Verbs, Eye Movements, Down Syndrome, Children
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