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Empirically Based Profiles of the Early Literacy Skills of Children With Language Impairment in Early Childhood Special Education

The purpose of this study was to empirically determine whether specific profiles characterize preschool-aged children with language impairment (LI) with respect to their early literacy skills (print awareness, name-writing ability, phonological awareness, alphabet knowledge); the primary interest was to determine … Continue reading

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Integrating language, pragmatics and social intervention in a single subject case study of a child with a Developmental Social Communication Disorder

This paper presents an illustration of a complex communication intervention (the Social Communication Intervention Programme or SCIP) as delivered to a child who has a Social Communication Disorder (SCD). The SCIP intervention combined language processing, pragmatic and social understanding therapies … 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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Interaction of Language Processing and Motor Skill in Children With Specific Language Impairment

The authors sought to examine how language production interacts with speech motor and gross and fine motor skill in children with specific language impairment (SLI), and reported that children with SLI show co-occurring speech motor and generalized motor deficits. The … Continue reading

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Differentiating children with and without language impairment based on grammaticality

Two groups of 3-year-olds, 17 with language impairment and 17 with typical language, participated in a picture description task. Percentage Grammatical Utterance (PGU), Percentage Sentence Point (PSP), and Percentage Verb Tense Usage (PVT) were computed. PGU, PSP, and PVT were … Continue reading

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