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Nordberg, Ann; Dahlgren Sandberg, Annika; Miniscalco, Carmela – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2015
Background: Research on retelling ability and cognition is limited in children with cerebral palsy (CP) and speech impairment. Aims: To explore the impact of expressive and receptive language, narrative discourse dimensions (Narrative Assessment Profile measures), auditory and visual memory, theory of mind (ToM) and non-verbal cognition on the…
Descriptors: Cerebral Palsy, Story Telling, Language Skills, Speech Impairments
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van Nispen, Karin; van de Sandt-Koenderman, Mieke; Mol, Lisette; Krahmer, Emiel – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2014
Background: Gesticulation (gestures accompanying speech) and pantomime (gestures in the absence of speech) can each be comprehensible. Little is known about the differences between these two gesture modes in people with aphasia. Aims: To discover whether there are differences in the communicative use of gesticulation and pantomime in QH, a person…
Descriptors: Aphasia, Pantomime, Nonverbal Communication, Case Studies
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Godbee, Kali; Porter, Melanie – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2013
Background: Although people with Williams syndrome (WS) are often characterized as friendly and sociable with relatively good general language abilities, there is emerging evidence of pragmatic difficulties and trouble comprehending aspects of non-literal language. Aims: The main aim was to investigate the comprehension of sarcasm, metaphor and…
Descriptors: Negative Attitudes, Figurative Language, Comprehension, Genetic Disorders