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A Little PEP Goes a Long Way In the Treatment of Pediatric Feeding Disorders

Feeding disorder in young children is a growing concern, particularly feeding challenges with sensory and/or behavioral underpinning. These feeding disorders are characterized by food refusal, anxi...


Reading Longer Words: Insights Into Multisyllabic Word Reading

Students with persistent reading difficulties are often especially challenged by multisyllabic words; they tend to have neither a systematic approach for reading these words nor the confidence to p...


Effects of Parents' Mealtime Conversation Techniques For Preschool Children With Hearing Loss Who Use Listening and Spoken Language

Parents of preschoolers with hearing loss may benefit from specific coaching to elicit language and introduce new vocabulary during home routines. These techniques may help develop their children's...


School-Aged Children's Phonological Accuracy In Multisyllabic Words On a Whole-Word Metric

Phonological accuracy in MSW production was differentiated for elementary school–aged children with TD and PPD, using a whole-word metric. To assist with the identification of children with ongoing...


The Link Between Language and Spelling: What Speech-Language Pathologists and Teachers Need to Know

SLPs have expertise in the key speech and language domains such as phonology, morphology, and semantics and are therefore well placed to play an important role in supporting learners in making link...


Children's Consonant Acquisition In 27 Languages: A Cross-Linguistic Review

The aim of this study was to provide a cross-linguistic review of acquisition of consonant phonemes to inform speech-language pathologists' expectations of children's developmental capacity by (a) ...


Selecting Vocabulary Words to Teach

Although speech-language pathologists may understand the importance of vocabulary for oral language, listening, and reading comprehension and the need for vocabulary instruction, they may not have ...


The Complexity Approach to Phonological Treatment: How to Select Treatment Targets

There are a number of evidence-based treatments for preschool children with phonological disorders (Baker & McLeod, 2011). However, a recent survey by Brumbaugh and Smit (2013) suggests that speech...


Prosodic Patterns In Children’s Multisyllabic Word Productions

This paper reviews results from a series of studies that examined the influence of metrical and segmental effects on English-speaking children’s multisyllabic word productions. Three different appr...


Why Systematic Phonics and Phonemic Awareness Instruction Constitute An Educational Hazard

In this article, Frank Smith argues that "systematic" phonics instruction doesn't help and can interfere with learning to read.


Building Semantic Networks: The Impact of a Vocabulary Intervention On Preschoolers’ Depth of Word Knowledge

Results suggest that fostering deep vocabulary knowledge involves not only teaching single word entities but also introducing systems of conceptually related words to build semantic networks.


Increasing Adolescents’ Depth of Understanding of Cross-Curriculum Words: An Intervention Study

Cross-curriculum words are not consistently understood by adolescents at risk of low educational attainment within a low socio-economic context. A 10-week intervention programme resulted in some in...


Efficacy of Auditory-Verbal Therapy In Children With Hearing Impairment: A Systematic Review From 1993 to 2015

This systematic review investigates the effects of auditory-verbal therapy (AVT) on receptive and expressive language development, auditory and speech perception, and "mainstreaming" in children, 2...


Self-Determination Theory As a Theoretical Framework For a Responsive Approach to Child Feeding

Cormack et al. propose using self-determination theory (SDT) to support the advancement of feeding skills. SDT says that people want to improve their skills, but their ability to improve depends on...


Should Adolescents Go Back to the Basics?: A Review of Teaching Word Reading Skills to Middle and High School Students

This review investigates the effects of word reading interventions (e.g., phonic analysis, sight word reading, oral reading fluency) on reading achievement outcomes in middle and high school studen...


Sight Word Instruction For Students With Autism: An Evaluation of the Evidence Base

This review investigates the effect of sight word instruction on reading skills in students on the autism spectrum.


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