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- 3Adams, Kim
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- 21Rehabilitation Medicine, Faculty of
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The home language environment and language abilities were compared between children with ASD and children with typical development, both from newcomer families. Children were in elementary school, mostly 6 and 7 year olds. The goal was to understand if there were differences in bilingual...
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...
Let me show you what I know: Image, word and gesture in two-year-old children
The iconic gesture used by two-year-old children is indicative of their knowledge and communicative abilities about objects and events. In this study, this knowledge was tested by studying the gesture produced by children with multiple language exposure and children with exposure to only one...
Background: This study describes the intensity of services received by preschool children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in the Edmonton area. Method: Sixty eight families were asked to describe the services their preschool children utilized at 4 time points: within 4 months of diagnosis,...
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...
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...
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...
Typically developing children learn and develop their cognitive, language , social and motor skills by interacting with their environment. This includes playing with toys and physically manipulating objects. Children with physical limitations may not be able to fully explore their world in...
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...