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Intervention for word-finding difficulty for children starting school who have diverse language backgrounds

Howell, P; Yoshikawa, K; Tang, K; Harris, J; Sorger, C; (2017) Intervention for word-finding difficulty for children starting school who have diverse language backgrounds. In: Eklund, R and Rose, R, (eds.) Proceedings of DiSS 2017: The 8th Workshop on Disfluency in Spontaneous Speech. (pp. pp. 33-36). Department of Speech, Music and Hearing, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH): Stockholm, Sweden. Green open access

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Abstract

Children who have word-finding difficulty can be identified by the pattern of disfluencies in their spontaneous speech; in particular whole-word repetition of prior words often occurs when they cannot retrieve the subsequent word. Work is reviewed that shows whole-word repetitions can be used to identify children from diverse language backgrounds who have word-finding difficulty. The symptom-based identification procedure was validated using a non-word repetition task. Children who were identified as having word-finding difficulty were given phonological training that taught them features of English that they lacked (this depended on their language background). Then they received semantic training. In the cases of children whose first language was not English, the children were primed to use English and then presented with material where there was interference in meanings across the languages (English names had to be produced). It was found that this training improved a range of outcome measures related to education.

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: Intervention for word-finding difficulty for children starting school who have diverse language backgrounds
Event: 8th Workshop on Disfluency in Spontaneous Speech (DiSS 2017)
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Dates: 18th-19th August 2017
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: http://www.diss2017.org/DiSS2017_Proceedings.pdf
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the version of record. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences > Experimental Psychology
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences > Linguistics
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > UCL GOS Institute of Child Health
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1569612
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