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Auditory Processing in Specific Language Impairment (SLI): Relations With the Perception of Lexical and Phrasal Stress

The authors investigated whether impaired acoustic processing is a factor in developmental language disorders. The amplitude envelope of the speech signal is known to be important in language processing, and the authors examined whether impaired perception of amplitude envelope rise … Continue reading

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Sharing Expository Texts with Preschool Children in Special Education

The authors point out that although a general limited availability of expository texts currently exists in preschool special education classrooms, expository texts offer speech-language pathologists (SLPs) a rich context for addressing the language goals of preschool children with language impairment … Continue reading

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From Research to Reality: Use of literacy-based targets in Speech-Language Therapy and Special Education Classrooms

Children with language impairment (LI) are at substantial risk for short and long term delays in reading development. This fact is neither surprising nor new information, as language and literacy skills have been shown to be highly correlated. Empirical evidence … Continue reading

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The Effect of Noise on the Relationship Between Auditory Working Memory and Comprehension in School-Age Children

The objectives of the current study were to examine the effect of noise (−5 dB SNR) on auditory comprehension and to examine its relationship with working memory. It was hypothesized that noise has a negative impact on information processing, auditory … Continue reading

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The Impact of Reading Expressiveness on the Listening Comprehension of Storybooks by Prekindergarten Children

The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of oral reading expressiveness on the comprehension of storybooks by 4‐ and 5‐year‐old prekindergarten children. The possible impact of prosody on listening comprehension was explored. Children showed statistically significantly better … Continue reading

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Child speech, language and communication need re-examined in a public health context

The authors describe a public health paradigm and explore its implications for speech and language therapy with children. Four dimensions of service delivery were considered: uptake of services, development of universal prevention services, risk of over-interpreting co-morbidity, and overlap between … Continue reading

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