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Designing a Measurement Framework for Response to Intervention in Early Childhood Programs

The overall architecture and major components of a measurement system designed and evaluated to support Response to Intervention (RTI) in the areas of language and literacy in early childhood programs are described. This article describes (a) the general approach taken … Continue reading

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Language ability of children with and without a history of stuttering: A longitudinal cohort study

The authors sought to determine whether the communication and language skills of children who have a history of stuttering are different from children who do not have a history of stuttering at ages 2–5 years and reported that the children … Continue reading

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Preschool speech articulation and nonword repetition abilities may help predict eventual recovery or persistence of stuttering

The authors investigated whether expressive and receptive language, phonological, articulatory, and/or verbal working memory proficiencies aid in predicting eventual recovery or persistence of stuttering in preschool children. Receptive language, expressive language, and verbal working memory abilities did not distinguish children … 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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Does formal assessment of comprehension by SLP agree with teachers perceptions of functional comprehension skills in the classroom?

This study considered collaborative practice in contributing to joint assessment and producing appropriate referral of children to speech and language therapy. The findings suggest that teachers can fairly accurately identify the level of children’s functioning from informal observations, and these … Continue reading

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Changing Trends in International Adoption – Implications for Speech-Language Pathologists

This article reviews the latest literature regarding the language abilities of postinstitutionalized children who were adopted at older ages. The article also offers recommendations on best assessment practices for these children. Elleseff, Tatyana. (2013) Perspectives on Global Issues in Communiction … Continue reading

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Language use in eating disorder blogs – Psychological implications of social online activity

This study focused on eating disorder webs, including proeating disorder blogs and recovery blogs. The authors reported the proeating disorder blogs reflected lower cognitive processing, closed-minded writing style, less emotional expression, fewer social references, and a focus on eating related … Continue reading

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