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Bradham, Tamala S.; Fonnesbeck, Christopher; Toll, Alice; Hecht, Barbara F. – Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of the Listening and Spoken Language Data Repository (LSL-DR) was to address a critical need for a systemwide outcome data-monitoring program for the development of listening and spoken language skills in highly specialized educational programs for children with hearing loss highlighted in Goal 3b of the 2007 Joint Committee…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Listening Skills, Hearing Impairments, Special Education
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Wittke, Kacie; Spaulding, Tammie J. – Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 2018
Purpose: Potential biases in service provision for preschool children with specific language impairment (SLI) were explored. Method: In Study 1, children with SLI receiving treatment (SLI-T) and those with SLI not receiving treatment (SLI-NT) were compared on demographic characteristics and developmental abilities. Study 2 recruited children with…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Learning Disabilities, Language Impairments, Intervention
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Masso, Sarah; McLeod, Sharynne; Baker, Elise – Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 2018
Purpose: Polysyllables, words of 3 or more syllables, represent almost 30% of words used in American English. The purpose of this tutorial is to support speech-language pathologists' (SLPs') assessment and analysis of polysyllables, extending the focus of published assessment tools that focus on sampling and analyzing children's segmental accuracy…
Descriptors: Syllables, Evaluation Methods, Phonology, Error Patterns
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Nippold, Marilyn A. – Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this article is to discuss the controversial topic of stuttering in preschool children and how to evaluate the options for treatment, emphasizing the role of external research evidence. Method: A hypothetical but realistic case study of a 3-year-old boy who stutters is described. Two contrasting approaches to treatment are…
Descriptors: Stuttering, Preschool Children, Case Studies, Allied Health Personnel
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Aguilar, Jessica M.; Plante, Elena; Sandoval, Michelle – Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 2018
Purpose: Variability in the input plays an important role in language learning. The current study examined the role of object variability for new word learning by preschoolers with specific language impairment (SLI). Method: Eighteen 4- and 5-year-old children with SLI were taught 8 new words in 3 short activities over the course of 3 sessions.…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Language Impairments, Linguistic Input, Preschool Children
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Ratner, Nan Bernstein – Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of the present clinical forum is to compare how 2 clinicians might select among therapy options for a preschool-aged child who presents with stuttering close to onset. Method: I discuss approaches to full evaluation of the child's profile, advisement of evidence-based practice options open to the family, the need for…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Treatment, Progress Monitoring, Evidence Based Practice, Preschool Children
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Eisenberg, Sarita L.; Guo, Ling-Yu – Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 2018
Purpose: This report investigated the validity of using percent grammatical responses (PGR) as a measure for assessing grammaticality. To establish construct validity, we computed the correlation of PGR with another measure of grammar skills and with an unrelated skill area. To establish concurrent validity for PGR, we computed the correlation of…
Descriptors: Grammar, Construct Validity, Correlation, Preschool Children
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Fabiano-Smith, Leah; Hoffman, Katherine – Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 2018
Purpose: Bilingual children whose phonological skills are evaluated using measures designed for monolingual English speakers are at risk for misdiagnosis of speech sound disorders (De Lamo White & Jin, 2011). Method: Forty-four children participated in this study: 15 typically developing monolingual English speakers, 7 monolingual English…
Descriptors: Diagnostic Tests, Accuracy, Phonology, Phonological Awareness
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Marcotte, Anne K. – Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 2018
Purpose: The purpose of this clinical focus article is to summarize 1 possible process that a clinician might follow in designing and conducting a treatment program with John, a 14-year-old male individual who stutters. Method: The available research evidence, practitioner experience, and consideration of individual preferences are combined to…
Descriptors: Stuttering, Speech Therapy, Outcomes of Treatment, Adolescents
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Coleman, Craig E. – Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 2018
Purpose: This article will focus on a hypothetical case study to highlight comprehensive assessment and treatment for adolescent children who stutter. Method: Assessment and treatment are laid out with a literature review utilizing the components of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health model. Specific assessment…
Descriptors: Stuttering, Speech Therapy, Outcomes of Treatment, Adolescents
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Anaya, Jissel B.; Peña, Elizabeth D.; Bedore, Lisa M. – Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 2018
Purpose: This study examined the effects of single-language and conceptual scoring on the vocabulary performance of bilingual children with and without specific language impairment. We assessed classification accuracy across 3 scoring methods. Method: Participants included Spanish-English bilingual children (N = 247) aged 5;1 (years;months) to…
Descriptors: Scoring, Classification, Bilingualism, Vocabulary Development
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Byrd, Courtney T.; Donaher, Joseph – Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 2018
Purpose: Best practice for developmental stuttering remains a topic of debate. In the clinical forum following the introduction, four fluency experts balance the evidence and expertise to describe their approach to assessment and treatment.
Descriptors: Best Practices, Developmental Disabilities, Stuttering, Expertise
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Nippold, Marilyn A. – Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this article is to discuss reading comprehension deficits in adolescents in relation to their word reading skills and lexical and syntactic development. Although reading comprehension strategies (e.g., "Find the main idea") are often recommended, it is argued that before these can be effective, students'…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reading Difficulties, Adolescents, Language Skills
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Ukrainetz, Teresa A. – Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 2017
Purpose: This commentary responds to the implications for child language intervention of Catts and Kamhi's (2017) call to move from viewing reading comprehension as a single ability to recognizing it as a complex constellation of reader, text, and activity. Method: Reading comprehension, as Catts and Kamhi explain, is very complicated. In this…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Child Language, Intervention, Reading Instruction
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Kamhi, Alan G.; Catts, Hugh W. – Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 2017
Purpose: In this epilogue, we review the 4 response articles and highlight the implications of a multidimensional view of reading for the assessment and instruction of reading comprehension. Method: We reiterate the problems with standardized tests of reading comprehension and discuss the advantages and disadvantages of recently developed…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reading Instruction, Reading Tests, Standardized Tests
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