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The following review aimed to discover what elements in AAC interface design best facilitate AAC use in play in order to support children with complex needs in their linguistic, cognitive, and social development. The review explored how AAC use helps in development and how AAC effectiveness can...
Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) proves to have great potential for investigating the white matter network of the brain. The ability to study these pathways may offer important insight into the neurological differences of people with communication disorders. However, due to the high level of...
BACKGROUND INFORMATION There is compelling evidence that, for the majority of children with specific language impairment (SLI), language difficulties are longstanding. Other research, however, has reported that a high proportion of affected preschool-age children recover by about kindergarten...
Children's Expression of Emotional and Cognitive Mental States in their Story Generation from PicturesDownload
Background: The term mental state can be used to describe a person’s emotional or cognitive condition (i.e. feelings, thoughts, or perceptions). Narratives provide an important context for the use of mental state words, since stories in Western culture frequently describe characters’ thoughts...
Currently, cognitive function of children with motor impairment is difficult to assess because most cognitive assessment tasks require manipulation of small objects and/or verbal intelligibility. Research has demonstrated that play using robots allows children with motor impairments to manipulate...
Background/Purpose: Teachers’ understanding of stuttering can powerfully influence the educational experience of children who stutter. The purpose of this mixed methods study was to investigate changes in student teachers’ understanding of the impact of stuttering on the lives of PWS before and...
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....
Effect of a Child-Controlled Robot on Mother’s Communicative Dominance during Play Interaction with a Child with Cerebral Palsy: a Case StudyDownload
Children who have severe physical disabilities often have great difficulty interacting and learning through play, and their expressive language is commonly limited. During play, mothers are frequently more directive in their interaction with children with disabilities. This might change if the...
Exploring Pragmatic Language Dysfunction in High Functioning Speakers with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Reliability Study for Transcription using Systematic Analysis of Language Transcripts (SALT)Download
Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) commonly experience difficulties with pragmatic language use. To determine how cognitive load affects the pragmatic language use of high-functioning children with ASD, 11 children between the ages of 7 and 12 and diagnosed with ASD performed...
Many children have difficulty producing /r/ sounds. In this study we are interested in children’s production of vocalic forms of /r/, otherwise known as rhotic vowels. Rhotic vowels can be monophthongs (/ɝ/and/ɚ/), as in words like stir and tiger, or diphthongs (e.g., /ɑ͡ɚ/ or /ɪ͡ɚ/), as in car...