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Turn off or Tune In? What Advice Can SLTs, Educational Psychologists and Teachers Provide about Uses of New Media and Children with Language Impairments?
Child Language Teaching and Therapy Vol. 30, No. 2 (June 2014) pp. 187–205
New media are commonplace in children's lives. Speech and language therapists (SLTs), educational psychologists and teachers are sometimes called upon by caregivers to provide advice on whether or how children and young people with language...
Language and Social Factors in the Use of Cell Phone Technology by Adolescents with and without Specific Language Impairment (SLI)
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research Vol. 53, No. 1 (February 2010) pp. 196–208
Purpose: This study aimed to compare cell phone use (both oral and text-based) by adolescents with and without specific language impairment (SLI) and examine the extent to which language and social factors affect frequency of use. Method: Both...
Computer anxiety: A comparison of adolescents with and without a history of specific language impairment (SLI)
Computers & Education Vol. 54, No. 1 (January 2010) pp. 136–145
Individuals who are anxious about computers may be at a disadvantage in their learning. This investigation focused on the use of home computers for educational purposes. It compared computer anxiety in adolescents with and without a history of...
Educational and Interpersonal Uses of Home Computers by Adolescents with and without Specific Language Impairment
British Journal of Developmental Psychology Vol. 27, No. 1 (March 2009) pp. 197–217
Many uses of new media entail processing language content, yet little is known about the relationship between language ability and media use in young people. This study compares educational versus interpersonal uses of home computers in adolescents...
The emotional impact of cyberbullying: Differences in perceptions and experiences as a function of role
Computers & Education Vol. 82, No. 1 (2015) pp. 228–235
Research is accumulating to confirm adverse consequences of cyberbullying. Less is known about the perceptions, expectations and reactions of those involved as a function of their different roles (e.g., as bullies, victims, bully-victims) and how...
Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders Vol. 4, No. 2 (2010) pp. 314–318
While young people have generally been at the forefront of the adoption and use of new communications technologies, little is known of uses by exceptional youth. This study compares cell phone use by a group of adolescents with Asperger Syndrome (n =...