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The relationship between information carrying words, memory and language skills in school age children with specific language impairment

Overview of attention for article published in PLOS ONE, July 2017
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Title
The relationship between information carrying words, memory and language skills in school age children with specific language impairment
Published in
PLOS ONE, July 2017
DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0180496
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Pauline Frizelle, Jennifer Harte, Kathleen O’Sullivan, Paul Fletcher, Fiona Gibbon

Abstract

The receptive language measure information-carrying word (ICW) level, is used extensively by speech and language therapists in the UK and Ireland. Despite this it has never been validated via its relationship to any other relevant measures. This study aims to validate the ICW measure by investigating the relationship between the receptive ICW score of children with specific language impairment (SLI) and their performance on standardized memory and language assessments. Twenty-seven children with SLI, aged between 5;07 and 8;11, completed a sentence comprehension task in which the instructions gradually increased in number of ICWs. The children also completed subtests from The Working Memory Test Battery for children and The Clinical Evaluation of Language Fundamentals- 4. Results showed that there was a significant positive relationship between both language and memory measures and children's ICW score. While both receptive and expressive language were significant in their contribution to children's ICW score, the contribution of memory was solely determined by children's working memory ability. ICW score is in fact a valid measure of the language ability of children with SLI. However therapists should also be cognisant of its strong association with working memory when using this construct in assessment or intervention methods.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 89 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 26 29%
Student > Master 17 19%
Student > Ph. D. Student 8 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 4 4%
Lecturer 2 2%
Other 8 9%
Unknown 24 27%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 28 31%
Psychology 12 13%
Social Sciences 11 12%
Linguistics 6 7%
Neuroscience 2 2%
Other 5 6%
Unknown 25 28%

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