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

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dc.contributor.author Frizelle, Pauline
dc.contributor.author Harte, Jennifer
dc.contributor.author O'Sullivan, Kathleen
dc.contributor.author Fletcher, Paul
dc.contributor.author Gibbon, Fiona E.
dc.date.accessioned 2017-09-26T11:39:20Z
dc.date.available 2017-09-26T11:39:20Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.citation Frizelle, P., Harte, J., O’Sullivan, K., Fletcher, P. and Gibbon, F. (2017) 'The relationship between information carrying words, memory and language skills in school age children with specific language impairment', PLoS ONE, 12(7), e0180496 (16pp). doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0180496 en
dc.identifier.volume 12
dc.identifier.issued 7
dc.identifier.issn 1932-6203
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/4793
dc.identifier.doi 10.1371/journal.pone.0180496
dc.description.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. en
dc.description.sponsorship Health Research Board (HRA_POR/2012/ 68) en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Public Library of Science en
dc.relation.uri http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0180496
dc.rights © 2017, Frizelle et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. en
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.subject Short term memory en
dc.subject Phonological working memory en
dc.subject Sentence comprehension en
dc.subject Nonword repetition en
dc.subject Vocabulary development en
dc.subject Immediate recall en
dc.subject Young children en
dc.subject Span en
dc.subject Markers en
dc.subject Speed en
dc.title The relationship between information carrying words, memory and language skills in school age children with specific language impairment en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Pauline Frizelle, Speech And Hearing Sciences, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: p.frizelle@ucc.ie en
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dc.internal.wokid WOS:000405268500059
dc.contributor.funder Health Research Board
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle PLoS ONE en
dc.internal.IRISemailaddress p.frizelle@ucc.ie en
dc.identifier.articleid e0180496


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