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Language Development in School-age Children Adopted from Haiti: A Longitudinal Study
The language development of children adopted internationally is a topic of growing interest, however, most studies have investigated children adopted from China or Eastern Europe. This project is a follow-up study that explored the language development of school-age children who were adopted from...
Longitudinal Survey of Language Acquisition in Children Adopted from Ethiopia & India
Language in adopted Ethiopian and Indian children
Academic Skills of Children Adopted from China: School-age Follow-up
This study investigated the academic skills of 68 school-age children adopted from China as infants/toddlers.
Videoconferencing vs. Face-To-Face: A Comparison of Results from Two Articulation Testing Conditions
Videoconferencing vs. Face-To-Face: A Comparison of Results from Two Articulation Testing ConditionsDownload
The use of videoconferencing to provide speech-language services has been promoted by such agencies as Alberta Health Services. It allows previously un-serviced, rural areas to access direct speech services from a speech-language pathologist (SLP), while also reducing the costs associated with...
Comparing the Children’s Communication Checklist to Standardized Tests: Results from School-age Children Adopted from HaitiDownload
Although research into the language development of children who were internationally adopted is growing, the body of work continues to show mixed results. Part of the difficulty of determining if children who were adopted internationally are at risk for having a language delay is establishing the...
A systematic review of pivotal response treatment (PRT) in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD)Download
Purpose: To review the evidence regarding the effectiveness of Pivotal Response Treatment (PRT) as a treatment for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Methods: This review employed the systematic review process developed by the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (AACPDM)....
The number of children who are adopted internationally has been steadily increasing. However, there is a limited amount of research on how language typically develops in this population. This study followed 20 children under the age of 5 who were adopted from Ethiopia to North America....
Children adopted internationally have a special course of exposure to language as they abruptly switch from hearing the sounds of their birth language, to which they typically are not further exposed post-adoption, to the sounds of a new language (Glennen, 2002; Roberts et al., 2005). The quick...
Background: Pragmatic skills are, by definition, impaired in people with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). These difficulties can negatively influence a person’s interpersonal relationships, their ability to find employment and their overall quality of life. Currently, there is little research...
This study investigates the language, academic and social skills of 36 school-aged children and adolescents who were adopted from China as infants and toddlers. All participants were part of previous studies by Pollock (2005), Pollock &Yan (2009) and Pollock, Fleming & Gerke (2011). Standardized...