Interactive focused stimulation for toddlers with expressive vocabulary delays.

  title={Interactive focused stimulation for toddlers with expressive vocabulary delays.},
  author={Luigi Girolametto and Patsy Steig Pearce and Elaine Weitzman},
  journal={Journal of speech and hearing research},
  volume={39 6},
This study explores the effects of training parents to administer focused stimulation intervention to teach specific target words to their toddlers with expressive vocabulary delays. Twenty-five mothers and their late-talking toddlers were randomly assigned to treatment and delayed-treatment (control) groups. Vocabulary targets were individually selected for each toddler based on the child's phonetic repertoire and parent report of vocabulary development. Following treatment, mothers' language… 
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