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The benefits of an immersive Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Camp experience for Rehabilitation Medicine studentsDownload
Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) camps provide opportunities for children who use AAC, and their families, to build communication skills in a short-term intensive format. Students in graduate rehabilitation medicine programs are often utilized as counsellors at these camps, but...
Speech-language pathologists often assess children’s expressive language, which sometimes includes narrative abilities, when screening and diagnosing language delays. Typically, narratives are analyzed for grammatical complexity (i.e., mean length utterance or MLU) and lexical complexity (i.e.,...
The aim of this project was to pilot a study of perceived accentedness in the speech of students enrolled in Mandarin-English bilingual elementary schools in Edmonton. Seventeen students from Kindergarten to Grade Six were recorded repeating three sentences in Mandarin and three sentences in...
Narratives are widely used in language assessment and intervention. They are clinically useful, as they require the skills of combining words and sentences into meaningful stories. Narratives of children with impairments predict later academic achievement, language development, and reading...
The resources currently available to grade three teachers for the Hearing and Sound science unit focus on the properties of sound, but do not strongly support learning objectives related to hearing, its role in communication and protection against its damage. Given that about 5% of Canadian...
This paper quantitatively examines grammatical complexity and lexical diversity in the oral and written narrative productions from a subsample of children, aged six and eight, includ-ed in Test of Early Language and Literacy (TELL: Phillips, Hayward & Norris, 2016) narrative norming sample. For...
Comprehension monitoring behaviour during reading of connected text in elementary school-children: Comparing eye-tracking and think-aloud methodsDownload
Comprehension monitoring while reading is the ability to recognize that a coherence problem has occurred and that a repair strategy is needed to resolve a discrepancy in understanding. This pilot study examined two methods for detecting incoherence: eye-tracking and think-aloud protocols. The...
Purpose: Adoptions of non-special needs children from China have decreased dramatically over the past decade, while adoptions from the Waiting Child program have increased. Waiting children have identified medical needs or are over the age of 10 years. The purpose of this study was to determine...
Specific Language Impairment (SLI) is a label given to children who have a language impairment not accompanied by hearing loss, cognitive impairment or neurological damage (Leonard, 2014). There is substantial evidence that information processing skills, such as speed of processing or working...