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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Background: Individuals with childhood stroke often experience neurological injury that manifests as lifelong cognitive and behavioural impairment; however, research is scarce regarding the neurobehavioural outcomes of children with perinatal stroke. One important aspect of neurobehavioural...
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...
When speakers are asked to name a series of semantically related pictures (e.g., apple, pear, banana), response times increase as more pictures are named. This effect is known as cumulative semantic interference (CSI). Researchers who have studied these effects in adults have proposed that these...
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...
Internet-Based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to Treat Adolescent Anxiety: An Exploration of Intervention Designs and the User ExperienceDownload
BACKGROUND: Internet-based cognitive behavioural therapy (iCBT) is a complex, ‘persuasive system’ as its design combines therapeutic content, technological features, and interactions between the user and the program. The design and delivery of iCBT differs across programs. While iCBT is...