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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...
While privacy issues in children's mobile applications are becoming increasingly sophisticated, the permissions in these applications are undergoing development without proper security implementation. Mobile applications with excessive privacy features can cause serious data leakages and other...
An Artful Narrative Inquiry into the Curriculum-Making Experiences of South Asian Girls, Mothers, and Teachers in CanadaDownload
The demographic profile of South Asians residing in Canada has grown appreciably over the years. For instance, as of 2011, South Asians made up Canada’s largest visible minority group (Statistics Canada, 2011) and was predicted to continue growing (Statistics Canada, 2012). More recently,...
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: Liver transplantation is the only definite cure for patients with end-stage liver diseases. Patients that receive a liver transplant are routinely followed with periodic Doppler ultrasound because it is safe, widely available and effective to diagnose and predict some complications....
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...