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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...
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...
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...
Current Practices of Speech-Language Pathologists Serving Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Adults with Communication Disorders in AlbertaDownload
Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) provide language-based services which makes working with culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) clients uniquely challenging. Alberta is becoming increasingly diverse, but little is known about the ways in which Albertan SLPs are currently serving their...
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...
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 Development and Effectiveness of an Online Phonetics Refresher Module for Incoming Speech-Language Pathology StudentsDownload
This project involved the development and evaluation of an online phonetics refresher module for incoming speech-language pathology (SLP) students at the University of Alberta, class of 2018. The module was intended to provide new students with the opportunity to review phonetics concepts and...
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...