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Shanna Doucette Knierim, Alanna Kulchak Rahm, Matthew Haemer, Silvia Raghunath, Carmen Martin, Alyssa Yang, Christina Clarke, Simon J Hambidge
OBJECTIVE: To identify which English and Spanish terms Latino parents consider motivating, as well as culturally and linguistically appropriate, for provider use during weight counseling of overweight and obese Latino youth. METHODS: Latino parent perceptions of common Spanish and English terms for overweight were discussed with 54 parents in 6 focus groups (3 English, 3 Spanish). Atlas.ti software was used for qualitative analysis. An initial codebook was used to code passages for English and Spanish terminology separately...
March 2015: Academic Pediatrics
Pamela C Snow, Martine B Powell, Dixie D Sanger
PURPOSE: This paper highlights the forensic implications of language impairment in 2 key (and overlapping) groups of young people: identified victims of maltreatment (abuse and/or neglect) and young offenders. METHOD: Two lines of research pertaining to oral language competence and young people's interface with the law are considered: 1 regarding investigative interviewing with children as victims or witnesses in the context of serious allegations of sexual abuse, and the other pertaining to adolescent offenders as suspects, witnesses, or victims...
October 2012: Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools
Juliette Gregory, Karen Bryan
BACKGROUND: Increasing numbers of children with behaviour and school problems (related to both academic achievement and social participation) are recognized as having undiagnosed speech, language and communication difficulties. Both speech, language and communication difficulties and school failure are risk factors for offending. AIMS: To investigate the prevalence of speech, language and communication difficulties in a group of persistent and prolific young offenders sentenced to the Intensive Supervision and Surveillance Programme (ISSP), and to provide a preliminary evaluation of the impact of speech and language therapy (SLT) intervention...
March 2011: International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders
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