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Gestures and speech during shared book reading with preschoolers with specific language impairment  (2015)

Authors:
LAVELLI M.; BARACHETTI C.; FLORIT E.
Title:
Gestures and speech during shared book reading with preschoolers with specific language impairment
Year:
2015
Type of item:
Articolo in Rivista
Tipologia ANVUR:
Articolo su rivista
Language:
Inglese
Format:
A Stampa
Referee:
Name of journal:
JOURNAL OF CHILD LANGUAGE
ISSN of journal:
0305-0009
N° Volume:
42
Number or Folder:
6
Page numbers:
1191-1218
Keyword:
gesture, speech, children with specific language impairment, shared book reading
Short description of contents:
This study examined (a) the relationship between gesture and speech produced by children with specific language impairment (SLI) and typically developing (TD), and their mothers, during shared book-reading, and (b) the potential effectiveness of gestures accompanying maternal speech on the conversational responsiveness of children. Fifteen preschoolers with expressive SLI were compared with 15 age-matched and 15 language-matched TD children. Child and maternal utterances were coded for modality, gesture type, gesture-speech informational relationship, communicative function. Relative to TD peers, children with SLI used more Bimodal utterances and gestures Adding unique information to co-occurring speech. Some differences were mirrored in maternal communication. Sequential analysis revealed that only in the SLI group maternal Reading accompanied by gestures was significantly followed by child’s Initiatives, and when maternal Non-informative Repairs were accompanied by gestures, they were more likely to elicit Adequate Answers from children. These findings support the “gesture advantage” hypothesis in children with SLI, and have implications for educational and clinical practice.
Web page:
http://journals.cambridge.org/abstract_S0305000914000762
Product ID:
82666
Handle IRIS:
11562/777762
Deposited On:
August 22, 2014
Last Modified:
October 20, 2021
Bibliographic citation:
LAVELLI M.; BARACHETTI C.; FLORIT E., Gestures and speech during shared book reading with preschoolers with specific language impairment «JOURNAL OF CHILD LANGUAGE» , vol. 42 , n. 62015pp. 1191-1218

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