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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)....
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.
Previous research at the Assistive Technology Lab at the University of Alberta has found that the use of robots can facilitate participation for children with disabilities in performing mathematics activities. The focus of the current study was to describe the language used by a child with...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Phonetics is an inherently lab-oriented topic, involving the investigation and analysis of speech data; but it is often taught in large sections with limited instructional time and other resources, so instructors are unable to engage in the deep interactive explorations of topics that would be...