Recent Submissions

  • The language abilities of bilingual children with Down syndrome 

    Bird, Elizabeth Kay-Raining, Patricia Cleave, Natacha Trudeau, Elin Thordardottir, et al. 2005. "The language abilities of bilingual children with Down syndrome." American journal of speech-language pathology / American Speech-Language-Hearing Association 14(3): 187-199.
    Children with Down syndrome (DS) have cognitive disabilities resulting from trisomy 21. Language-learning difficulties, especially expressive language problems, are an important component of the phenotype of this population. ...
  • Fast mapping of words and story recall by individuals with Down syndrome 

    Bird, E. K., R. S. Chapman, and S. E. Schwartz. 2004. "Fast mapping of words and story recall by individuals with Down syndrome." Journal of speech, language, and hearing research : JSLHR 47(6): 1286-1300.
    This study compared adolescents with Down syndrome to nonverbal mental-age matched controls in their ability to fast map new noun vocabulary in spoken story contexts. Context for novel words varied within subjects in the ...
  • Mastering inflectional suffixes: a longitudinal study of beginning writers' spellings* 

    Turnbull, Kathryn, S., HÉLÈN Deacon, and Elizabeth Kay-Raining Bird. 2011. "Mastering inflectional suffixes: a longitudinal study of beginning writers' spellings*." Journal of child language 38(3): 533-553.
    This study tracked the order in which ten beginning spellers (M age=5 ; 05; SD=0·21 years) mastered the correct spellings of common inflectional suffixes in English. Spellings from children's journals from kindergarten ...
  • Survey of bilingualism in autism spectrum disorders 

    Bird, E. K., E. Lamond, and J. Holden. 2012. "Survey of bilingualism in autism spectrum disorders." International journal of language & communication disorders / Royal College of Speech & Language Therapists 47(1): 52-64.
    This survey study investigates issues related to bilingualism and autism. Bilingualism is common around the world but there is little published information to guide professionals and parents in making decisions about ...
  • Parental Talk About Internal States to Their Child With Autism 

    Bird, Elizabeth Kay-Raining, Patricia L. Cleave, Joanne Curia, and Michelle Dunleavy. 2008. "Parental Talk About Internal States to Their Child With Autism." Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities 23(3): 166-175.
    No abstract available.
  • Reading and phonological awareness in children with Down syndrome: A longitudinal study 

    Bird, EKR, PL Cleave, and L. McConnell. 2000. "Reading and phonological awareness in children with Down syndrome: A longitudinal study." American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology 9(4): 319-330.
    No abstract available.
  • Survey of bilingualism in autism spectrum disorders 

    Bird, Elizabeth Kay-Raining, Erin Lamond, and Jeanette Holden. 2012. "Survey of bilingualism in autism spectrum disorders." International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders 47(1): 52-64.
    No abstract available.
  • Interactions in Written Language: Trade-Offs between Spelling Accuracy and Lexical or Syntactic Complexity 

    Kay-Raining Bird, Elizabeth, Jan L. Bedrosian, Rayleen McDonald Rice, and Karen Szeto. 1999. "Interactions in Written Language: Trade-Offs between Spelling Accuracy and Lexical or Syntactic Complexity." Journal of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology/Revue d'orthophonie et d'audiologie 23(2): 81-90.
    Trade-offs occur when increasing complexity in one language subsystem leads to decreases in performance in another. Although evidence for trade-offs in spoken language exists, there has been little documentation of such ...
  • Written and oral narratives of children and adolescents with Down syndrome 

    Kay-Raining Bird, Elizabeth, Patricia L. Cleave, Denise White, Heather Pike, et al. 2008. "Written and oral narratives of children and adolescents with Down syndrome." Journal of speech, language, and hearing research : JSLHR 51(2): 436-450.
    This study describes written and spoken narrative skills of school-age individuals with Down syndrome (DS).Twenty-one students with DS (age 6;6 [years;months]-19;10) and 17 reading-matched, typically developing (TD) ...
  • Standardized Language Test Use: A Canadian Survey 

    Kerr, M. Alanna, Sabina Guildford, and Elizabeth Kay-Raining Bird. 2003. "Standardized Language Test Use: A Canadian Survey." Journal of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology/Revue d'orthophonie et d'audiologie 27(1): 10-28.
    Members of the Canadian Association of Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists (CASLPA) with interests in child language were surveyed to examine their current use of norm-referenced tests, current measurement ...
  • A comparison of phonological awareness skills in early French immersion and English children 

    Tingley, P. A., K. A. Dore, A. Lopez, H. Parsons, et al. 2004. "A comparison of phonological awareness skills in early French immersion and English children." Journal of psycholinguistic research 33(3): 263-287.
    This 2-year study examined the effects of early second language exposure on phonological awareness skills. Syllable, onset-rime and phoneme awareness skills of 72 anglophone children attending English or French immersion ...
  • Novel word acquisition in children with Down syndrome: does modality make a difference? 

    Bird, E. K., A. Gaskell, M. D. Babineau, and S. Macdonald. 2000. "Novel word acquisition in children with Down syndrome: does modality make a difference?." Journal of communication disorders 33(3): 241-65; quiz 265-6.
    Signing is a commonly used intervention technique for children with cognitive impairments who have expressive language delays. Novel word learning in three conditions (signed only, spoken only, signed and spoken combined) ...
  • The Local Norms Project of Nova Scotia: The Process 

    Kay-Raining Bird, Elizabeth, and Patricia L. Cleave. 2000. "The Local Norms Project of Nova Scotia: The Process." Asia Pacific Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing 5(3): 163-169.
    This paper provides a brief rationale & describes a collaborative process for collecting local normative data on child language ability that has been developed & successfully implemented in Nova Scotia. The described ...
  • Health, Education, Language, Dialect, and Culture in First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Communities in Canada: An Overview 

    Kay-Raining Bird, Elizabeth. 2011. "Health, Education, Language, Dialect, and Culture in First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Communities in Canada: An Overview." Canadian Journal of Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology 35(2): 110-124.
    First Nations, Inuit and Métis are the Indigenous people of Canada and the descendents of Canada's original inhabitants. Like all Canadians, First Nations, Inuit and Métis have need of speech-language pathology services. ...
  • Storytelling in Chippewa-Cree children. 

    Kay-Raining Bird E, Vetter DK,. 1994. "Storytelling in Chippewa-Cree children.." Journal of speech and hearing research 37(6): 1354-68.
    The structure and content of self-generated narratives were compared for 20 traditional and 20 nontraditional Chippewa-Cree children in four age groups (5, 7, 9, and 11 years). A majority of the stories contained temporally ...
  • Clinical Evaluation of Language Fundamentals-Revised Clinical Assistant 

    Kay-Raining Bird, Elizabeth, Patricia L (Review of: Semel, Eleanor Cleave, Elisabeth H. Wiig, and Wayne) Secord. 1995. "Clinical Evaluation of Language Fundamentals-Revised Clinical Assistant." Journal of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology/Revue d'orthophonie et d'audiologie 19(3): 199.
    No abstract available.
  • From the Guest Editors: SUMMER ISSUE. INTRODUCTION TO THE SPECIAL ISSUE ON SERVICE DELIVERY TO FIRST NATIONS, INUIT AND MÉTIS IN CANADA: PART 1 

    Kay-Raining Bird, Elizabeth, and Alice Eriks-Brophy. 2011. "From the Guest Editors: SUMMER ISSUE. INTRODUCTION TO THE SPECIAL ISSUE ON SERVICE DELIVERY TO FIRST NATIONS, INUIT AND MÉTIS IN CANADA: PART 1." Canadian Journal of Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology 35(2): 106-107.
    No abstract available.
  • Effectiveness of the Corrective Babbling Speech Treatment Program for Children With a History of Cleft Palate or Velopharyngeal Dysfunction 

    Dobbelsteyn, C., E. K. Bird, J. Parker, C. Griffiths, et al. 2013. "Effectiveness of the Corrective Babbling Speech Treatment Program for Children With a History of Cleft Palate or Velopharyngeal Dysfunction." The Cleft palate-craniofacial journal : official publication of the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association.
    Objective : To investigate the effectiveness of a phonetic-based, parent-administered treatment to reduce cleft-related speech errors. Design : Immediate treatment (IT) versus delayed treatment (DT) comparison followed ...
  • Survey of Canadian Speech-Language Pathology Service Delivery to Linguistically Diverse Clients 

    D'Souza, Claudette, Elizabeth, Kay-Raining Bird, and Hé Deacon. 2012. "Survey of Canadian Speech-Language Pathology Service Delivery to Linguistically Diverse Clients." Canadian Journal of Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology 36(1): 18-39.
    An online survey of speech-language pathologists (S-LPs) in Canada was conducted to determine the state of S-LP service delivery to linguistically diverse clients. Data from 384 respondents from across Canada were analyzed. ...
  • Developing Phonological Awareness Skills in Children with Down Syndrome 

    Cleave, Patricia, L., Elizabeth, Kay-Raining Bird, and Derrick, C. Bourassa. 2011. "Developing Phonological Awareness Skills in Children with Down Syndrome." Canadian Journal of Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology 35(4): 332-343.
    The response of children with Down syndrome (DS) to a program focusing on phonological awareness (PA) skills is reported. Seventeen children with DS were randomly assigned to the PA program or to an alternate program. ...

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