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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351715/the-impact-of-migration-background-on-the-health-outcomes-of-preschool-children-linking-a-cross-sectional-survey-to-the-school-entrance-health-examination-database-in-bavaria-germany
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Thu Giang Le Thi, Annette Heißenhuber, Thomas Schneider, Rebekka Schulz, Caroline Eva Wella Herr, Uta Nennstiel-Ratzel, Gabriele Hölscher
AIM OF THE STUDY: This study investigated the impact of migration background on the health outcomes of preschool children from families of various social status levels. METHODS: During the school entrance health examination (Schuleingangsuntersuchung (SEU)) from October 2012 to August 2013, the parents of 5052 preschool children (62% response rate) participated in a cross-sectional health survey within the framework of health-monitoring units (Gesundheits-Monitoring-Einheiten (GME)) in Bavaria, Germany...
January 19, 2018: Das Gesundheitswesen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351026/the-influences-of-child-intelligibility-and-rate-on-caregiver-responses-to-toddlers-with-and-without-cleft-palate
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Jennifer R Frey, Ann P Kaiser, Nancy J Scherer
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the influences of child speech intelligibility and rate on caregivers' linguistic responses. DESIGN: This study compared the language use of children with cleft palate with or without cleft lip (CP±L) and their caregivers' responses. Descriptive analyses of children's language and caregivers' responses and a multilevel analysis of caregiver responsivity were conducted to determine whether there were differences in children's productive language and caregivers' responses to different types of child utterances...
February 2018: Cleft Palate-craniofacial Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350575/the-neural-substrates-of-improved-phonological-processing-following-successful-treatment-in-a-case-of-phonological-alexia-and-agraphia
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Andrew T DeMarco, Stephen M Wilson, Kindle Rising, Steven Z Rapcsak, Pélagie M Beeson
Phonological deficits are common in aphasia after left-hemisphere stroke, and can have significant functional consequences for spoken and written language. While many individuals improve through treatment, the neural substrates supporting improvements are poorly understood. We measured brain activation during pseudoword reading in an individual through two treatment phases. Improvements were associated with greater activation in residual left dorsal language regions and bilateral regions supporting attention and effort...
January 19, 2018: Neurocase
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340969/on-the-predictive-validity-of-various-corpus-based-frequency-norms-in-l2-english-lexical-processing
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Xiaocong Chen, Yanping Dong, Xiufen Yu
The predictive validity of various corpus-based frequency norms in first-language lexical processing has been intensively investigated in previous research, but less attention has been paid to this issue in second-language (L2) processing. To bridge the gap, in the present study we took English as a case in point and compared the predictive power of a large set of corpus-based frequency norms for the performance of an L2 English visual lexical decision task (LDT). Our results showed that, in general, the frequency norms from SUBTLEX-US and WorldLex-Blog tended to predict L2 performance better in reaction times, whereas the frequency norms from corpora with a mixture of written and spoken genres (CELEX, WorldLex-Blog, BNC, ANC, and COCA) tended to predict L2 accuracy better...
January 16, 2018: Behavior Research Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330553/remote-microphone-system-use-at-home-impact-on-caregiver-talk
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Carlos R Benítez-Barrera, Gina P Angley, Anne Marie Tharpe
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of home use of a remote microphone system (RMS) on the spoken language production of caregivers with young children who have hearing loss. Method: Language Environment Analysis recorders were used with 10 families during 2 consecutive weekends (RMS weekend and No-RMS weekend). The amount of talk from a single caregiver that could be made accessible to children with hearing loss when using an RMS was estimated using Language Environment Analysis software...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research: JSLHR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327801/tense-and-plural-formation-in-welsh-english-bilingual-children-with-and-without-language-impairment
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Vasiliki Chondrogianni, Nerys John
BACKGROUND: Grammatical morphology has been shown to be problematic for children with specific language impairment (SLI) or developmental language disorder (DLD). Most research on this topic comes from widely spoken languages, such as English. Despite Welsh being the most extensively spoken indigenous in the UK after English, and Wales being the only official bilingual country in the UK, our knowledge about the morphosyntactic areas of Welsh that may pose problems for Welsh-speaking children with SLI is limited...
January 12, 2018: International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324475/bilateral-cochlear-implants-maximizing-expected-outcomes
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Kate E Willis, Nathan J Blum, Stephanie A Waryasz, Marilyn Augustyn
Sonia is a 4 1/12-year-old girl with Waardenburg syndrome and bilateral sensorineural hearing loss who had bilateral cochlear implants at 2 7/12 years of age. She is referred to Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics by her speech/language pathologist because of concerns that her language skills are not progressing as expected after the cochlear implant. At the time of the implant, she communicated using approximately 20 signs and 1 spoken word (mama). At the time of the evaluation (18 months after the implant) she had approximately 70 spoken words (English and Spanish) and innumerable signs that she used to communicate...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics: JDBP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322822/assessment-of-aided-language-comprehension-and-use-in-children-and-adolescents-with-severe-speech-and-motor-impairments
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Beata Batorowicz, Kristine Stadskleiv, Gregor Renner, Annika Dahlgren Sandberg, Stephen von Tetzchner
There is limited knowledge about aided language comprehension and use in children who use aided communication and who are considered to have a relatively good comprehension of spoken language. This study's purpose was to assess their aided language skills. The participants were 96 children and adolescents who used communication aids (aided group) and 73 children and adolescents with natural speech (reference group), aged 5 to 15 years. All of the participants who used aided communication were regarded by their teachers or professionals as having age-appropriate language comprehension...
January 11, 2018: Augmentative and Alternative Communication: AAC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313178/brief-report-caregiver-strategy-implementation-advancing-spoken-communication-in-children-who-are-minimally-verbal
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Stephanie Y Shire, Wendy Shih, Connie Kasari
Research has demonstrated that caregivers' use of intervention strategies can support their children's social engagement and communication. However, it is not clear to what degree caregivers must master the strategies to effectively support gains in social communication, specifically, core challenges such as joint attention language (comments). Twenty-two minimally verbal school-age children with autism received a social communication intervention with caregiver coaching. Through 10 min caregiver-child play interactions at eight time points, significant increase were found in children's spontaneous language...
January 8, 2018: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29300701/speech2health-a-mobile-framework-for-monitoring-dietary-composition-from-spoken-data
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Niloofar Hezarjaribi, Sepideh Mazrouee, Hassan Ghasemzadeh
Diet and physical activity are known as important lifestyle factors in self-management and prevention of many chronic diseases. Mobile sensors such as accelerometers have been used to measure physical activity or detect eating time. In many intervention studies, however, stringent monitoring of overall dietary composition and energy intake is needed. Currently, such a monitoring relies on self-reported data by either entering text or taking an image that represents food intake. These approaches suffer from limitations such as low adherence in technology adoption and time sensitivity to the diet intake context...
January 2018: IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299970/inconsistent-device-use-in-pediatric-cochlear-implant-users-prevalence-and-risk-factors
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Kathryn B Wiseman, Andrea D Warner-Czyz
OBJECTIVES: Cochlear implants (CIs) afford an opportunity for children with a significant hearing loss to access spoken language through auditory input, but challenges post-implantation could impede success. Inconsistent device use occurs when a child wears their device less than full-time (<8 hours per day). Previous studies may underestimate the prevalence of inconsistent device use in pediatric CI users due to methodological issues (subjective parent report vs. objective measures)...
January 4, 2018: Cochlear Implants International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298550/maximising-recovery-from-aphasia-with-central-and-peripheral-agraphia-the-benefit-of-sequential-treatments
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Pélagie M Beeson, Chelsea Bayley, Christine Shultz, Kindle Rising
Maximal recovery from acquired language impairment may require progression from one behavioural treatment protocol to the next in order to build upon residual and relearned cognitive-linguistic and sensory-motor processes. We present a five-stage treatment sequence that was initiated at one year post stroke in a woman with acquired impairments of spoken and written language. As is typical of individuals with left perisylvian damage, she demonstrated marked impairment of phonological retrieval and sublexical phonology, but she also faced additional challenges due to impaired letter shape knowledge and visual attention...
January 3, 2018: Neuropsychological Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297931/mapping-the-distribution-of-language-related-genes-foxp1-foxp2-and-cntnap2-in-the-brains-of-vocal-learning-bat-species
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Pedro M Rodenas-Cuadrado, Janine Mengede, Laura Baas, Paolo Devanna, Tobias A Schmid, Michael Yartsev, Uwe Firzlaff, Sonja C Vernes
Genes including FOXP2, FOXP1 and CNTNAP2, have been implicated in human speech and language phenotypes, pointing to a role in the development of normal language-related circuitry in the brain. Although speech and language are unique human phenotypes, a comparative approach is possible by addressing language-relevant traits in animal model systems. One such trait, vocal learning, represents an essential component of human spoken language, and is shared by cetaceans, pinnipeds, elephants, some birds and bats...
January 3, 2018: Journal of Comparative Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29283604/orthographic-effects-in-second-language-spoken-word-recognition
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Qingqing Qu, Zhanling Cui, Markus F Damian
Evidence from both alphabetic and nonalphabetic languages has suggested the role of orthography in the processing of spoken words in individuals' native language (L1). Less evidence has existed for such effects in nonnative (L2) spoken-word processing. Whereas in L1 orthographic representations are learned only after phonological representations have long been established, in L2 the sound and spelling of words are often learned in conjunction; this might predict stronger orthographic effects in L2 than in L1 spoken processing...
December 28, 2017: Journal of Experimental Psychology. Learning, Memory, and Cognition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29280106/impact-of-race-versus-education-and-race-versus-income-on-patients-motivation-to-participate-in-clinical-trials
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Anita Kurt, Hope Kincaid, Lauren Semler, Jeanne L Jacoby, Melanie B Johnson, Beth A Careyva, Brian Stello, Timothy Friel, John C Smulian, Mark C Knouse
Our study investigates whether levels of motivation and barriers to participation in clinical trials vary with patients' education and income. A self-administered survey asked outpatients to rank potential influential factors on a "0" to "4" significance scale for their motivation to participate in clinical trials. Principal component analysis (PCA), analysis of variance (ANOVA), Kruskal-Wallis, and Mann-Whitney U tests analyzed the impact of race, education, and income on their motivation to participate. Analysis included 1841 surveys; most respondents had a high school education or some college, and listed annual income < $30,000...
December 26, 2017: Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29278950/the-effect-of-different-speaker-accents-on-sentence-comprehension-in-children-with-speech-sound-disorder
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Jennifer Harte, Pauline Frizelle, Fiona Gibbon
There is substantial evidence that a speaker's accent, specifically an unfamiliar accent, can affect the listener's comprehension. In general, this effect holds true for both adults and children as well as those with typical and impaired language. Previous studies have investigated the effect of different accents on individuals with language disorders, but children with speech sound disorders (SSDs) have received little attention. The current study aims to learn more about the ability of children with SSD to process different speaker accents...
December 26, 2017: Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29277646/convergence-of-spoken-and-written-language-processing-in-the-superior-temporal-sulcus
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Stephen M Wilson, Alexa Bautista, Angelica McCarron
Spoken and written language processing streams converge in the superior temporal sulcus (STS), but the functional and anatomical nature of this convergence is not clear. We used functional MRI to quantify neural responses to spoken and written language, along with unintelligible stimuli in each modality, and employed several strategies to segregate activations on the dorsal and ventral banks of the STS. We found that intelligible and unintelligible inputs in both modalities activated the dorsal bank of the STS...
December 22, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29249945/perceived-conventionality-in-co-speech-gestures-involves-the-fronto-temporal-language-network
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Dhana Wolf, Linn-Marlen Rekittke, Irene Mittelberg, Martin Klasen, Klaus Mathiak
Face-to-face communication is multimodal; it encompasses spoken words, facial expressions, gaze, and co-speech gestures. In contrast to linguistic symbols (e.g., spoken words or signs in sign language) relying on mostly explicit conventions, gestures vary in their degree of conventionality. Bodily signs may have a general accepted or conventionalized meaning (e.g., a head shake) or less so (e.g., self-grooming). We hypothesized that subjective perception of conventionality in co-speech gestures relies on the classical language network, i...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243382/bringing-the-bottom-billion-into-basic-literacy-how-we-can-and-why-we-must
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Stephanie Gottwald, Robin Morris, Maryanne Wolf, Tinsley Galyean
Close to one billion people in the world do not have basic literacy skills. A key challenge is reaching children in the midst of circumstances that make a traditional school-based approach impractical. This chapter will describe a cross-disciplinary, mobile technology approach to literacy education. The Curious Learning approach distributes research-based, English literacy content on mobile devices to children without access to an adequate school. The software platform is equipped with data collection tools to measure usage patterns and literacy outcomes...
December 2017: New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236269/the-value-of-assr-threshold-based-bilateral-hearing-aid-fitting-in-children-with-difficult-or-unreliable-behavioral-audiometry
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Petros V Vlastarakos, Alexandra Vasileiou, Thomas P Nikolopoulos
We conducted an analysis to assess the relative contribution of auditory brainstem response (ABR) testing and auditory steady-state response (ASSR) testing in providing appropriate hearing aid fitting in hearing-impaired children with difficult or unreliable behavioral audiometry. Of 150 infants and children who had been referred to us for hearing assessment as part of a neonatal hearing screening and cochlear implantation program, we identified 5 who exhibited significant discrepancies between click-ABR and ASSR testing results and difficult or unreliable behavioral audiometry...
December 2017: Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal
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