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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...
Analysis and revision of an Edmonton Public Library materials pamphlet for adults with neurological communication disordersDownload
Adults with neurological communication disorders have the potential to benefit from the materials, technology, and services available at their local libraries. The purpose of this project was to analyze and revise the form, content, and use of a materials pamphlet intended to facilitate access to...
Assessing language at kindergarten age and predicting ongoing risk: Perspectives of clinicians and an update on the evidenceDownload
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...
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...