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Spontaneous gesture production and lexical abilities in children with specific language impairment in a naming task  (2016)

Autori:
Lavelli, Manuela; Majorano, Marinella
Titolo:
Spontaneous gesture production and lexical abilities in children with specific language impairment in a naming task
Anno:
2016
Tipologia prodotto:
Articolo in Rivista
Tipologia ANVUR:
Articolo su rivista
Lingua:
Inglese
Formato:
Elettronico
Referee:
Nome rivista:
JOURNAL OF SPEECH LANGUAGE AND HEARING RESEARCH
ISSN Rivista:
1092-4388
N° Volume:
59
Numero o Fascicolo:
4
Intervallo pagine:
784-796
Parole chiave:
Specific language impairment, gestural communication, lexical abilities, preschool-age children
Breve descrizione dei contenuti:
Purpose: To investigate the role that co-speech gestures play in lexical production in preschool-age children with expressive specific language impairment (SLI).Method: Fifteen preschoolers with expressive SLI and two groups of typically developing children matched for chronological age (15, CATD-group) and for language abilities (15, LATD-group) completed a picture-naming task. The accuracy of the spoken answers (coded for types of correct and incorrect answers), the modality of expression (spoken and/or gestural), types of gestures, and semantic relationship between gestures and speech produced by children in the different groups were compared.Results: Children with SLI produced higher rates of phonological simplifications and unintelligible answers than CATD children, but lower rates of semantic errors than LATD children. They did not show a significant preference for spoken answers, as TD children did. Similarly to LATD children, they used gestures at higher rates than CATD, both deictic and representational, and both reinforcing the information conveyed in speech and adding correct information to co-occurring speech.Conclusions: These findings support the hypotheses that children with SLI rely on gestures for scaffolding their speech and do not have a clear preference for the spoken modality, as TD children do, and have implications for educational and clinical practice.
Pagina Web:
http://jslhr.pubs.asha.org/article.aspx?articleid=2543694
Id prodotto:
90028
Handle IRIS:
11562/933040
ultima modifica:
31 gennaio 2019
Citazione bibliografica:
Lavelli, Manuela; Majorano, Marinella, Spontaneous gesture production and lexical abilities in children with specific language impairment in a naming task «JOURNAL OF SPEECH LANGUAGE AND HEARING RESEARCH» , vol. 59 , n. 42016pp. 784-796

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