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Lagerberg, Tove B.; Åsberg, Jakob; Hartelius, Lena; Persson, Christina – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2014
Background: Intelligibility is a speaker's ability to convey a message to a listener. Including an assessment of intelligibility is essential in both research and clinical work relating to individuals with communication disorders due to speech impairment. Assessment of the intelligibility of spontaneous speech can be used as an overall…
Descriptors: Children, Measures (Individuals), Comprehension, Pronunciation
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Persson, Christina; Niklasson, Lena; Oskarsdottir, Solveig; Johansson, Susanne; Jonsson, Radi; Soderpalm, Ewa – International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, 2006
Background: Language impairment and delayed language onset have been described, although not investigated in detail, in children with 22q11 deletion syndrome. Aims: To investigate different areas of language: the ability to retell a narrative, phonology, syntax and receptive vocabulary in a group of 5-8-year-old children with 22q11 deletion…
Descriptors: Speech Impairments, Young Children, Language Skills, Pervasive Developmental Disorders