Allan J. Walker

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Over an 18-month period 70 consecutive patients underwent 100 oesophageal balloon dilatations of their benign peptic strictures by the trans-endoscopic route. All procedures were performed as an out-patient under intravenous sedation. One patient developed respiratory depression from over-sedation. No other complications were seen in this series. The first(More)
Many uses of new media entail processing language content, yet little is known about the relationship between language ability and media use in young people. This study compares educational versus interpersonal uses of home computers in adolescents with and without a history of specific language impairment (SLI). Participants were 55 17-year-olds with SLI(More)
The present study examined text messaging in adolescence, in particular relationships among textism use, language and literacy skills. Forty-seven typically developing (TD) 17-year-olds and 47 adolescents of the same age with specific language impairment (SLI) participated. Participants completed standardised assessments of cognitive, language and literacy(More)
Individuals who are anxious about computers may be at a disadvantage in their learning. This investigation focused on the use of home computers for educational purposes. It compared computer anxiety in adolescents with and without a history of special needs related to language difficulties. Participants were 55 17-year-olds with specific language impairment(More)
0747-5632/$ see front matter 2009 Elsevier Ltd. A doi:10.1016/j.chb.2009.10.007 * Corresponding author. Tel.: +44 0 141 548 2574. E-mail address: kevin.durkin@strath.ac.uk (K. Durk The various uses of computer-mediated communication (CMC) are transforming the nature of social interactions and human relations among adolescents. Little is known about(More)
BACKGROUND Contemporary adolescents use e-mail for a variety of purposes, including peer communication and education. Research into these uses has focused on typically developing individuals; much less is known about the use of e-mail by exceptional youth. AIMS The present study examined the structure and form of e-mail messages sent by adolescents with(More)
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