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A prospective study of the relationship between specific language impairment, phonological disorders and reading retardation.
  • D. Bishop, C. Adams
  • Psychology
    Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and…
  • 1 November 1990
TLDR
Language and literacy skills were assessed in 83 8 1/2-year olds whose language development had been impaired at 4 years of age, and there were only weak links between expressive phonological disorders and later ability to read either meaningful text or non-words.
Phase 2 of CATALISE: a multinational and multidisciplinary Delphi consensus study of problems with language development: Terminology
TLDR
This Delphi exercise highlights reasons for disagreements about terminology for language disorders and proposes standard definitions and nomenclature.
A new social communication intervention for children with autism: pilot randomised controlled treatment study suggesting effectiveness.
TLDR
This pilot study suggests significant additional treatment benefits following a targeted (but relatively non-intensive) dyadic social communication treatment, when compared with routine care.
Practitioner review: the assessment of language pragmatics.
  • C. Adams
  • Psychology
    Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and…
  • 1 November 2002
TLDR
A core set of pragmatic assessment tools can be identified from the proliferation of instruments in current use and further research is required to establish clearer norms and ranges in the development of pragmatic ability, particularly with respect to the understanding of inference, topic management and coherence.
Comprehension problems in children with specific language impairment: literal and inferential meaning.
TLDR
It is concluded that SLI children are impaired in constructing an integrated representation from a sequence of propositions, even when such propositions are presented nonverbally.
Semantic and inferencing abilities in children with communication disorders.
  • N. Botting, C. Adams
  • Psychology, Medicine
    International journal of language & communication…
  • 3 January 2005
TLDR
The inferential and semantic abilities of children with communication difficulties using newly designed tasks showed a non-significant trend for differences between the two clinical groups and children with pragmatic difficulties performed more poorly than all typically developing groups.
Social communication intervention for school-age children: rationale and description.
  • C. Adams
  • Psychology
    Seminars in speech and language
  • 1 August 2005
TLDR
A framework and rationale for intervention based on a consideration of social communication as the interdependence of social interaction, social cognition, pragmatics, and language processing are presented.
Phonological awareness therapy and articulatory training approaches for children with phonological disorders: a comparative outcome study.
TLDR
Follow-up measures indicated that there was little difference between the groups on phonological awareness change or speech development 3 months after intervention, though there was a trend for MET children to continue to make more long-term change than the ART group on one output measure.
Conversational characteristics of children with semantic-pragmatic disorder. II: What features lead to a judgement of inappropriacy?
  • D. Bishop, C. Adams
  • Psychology
    The British journal of disorders of communication
  • 1 December 1989
Independent raters scanned transcribed conversations from 57 language-impaired children and 67 control children aged from 4 to 12 years and identified instances where the normal flow of conversation
Social communication disorder outside autism? A diagnostic classification approach to delineating pragmatic language impairment, high functioning autism and specific language impairment.
TLDR
Empirical support is provided for a conceptualisation of PLI as a developmental impairment distinguishable from HFA by absence of RRBIs and by the presence of expressive language difficulties.
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