Building Complex Sentences Project. Nicole M. Koonce University of Illinois at Chicago Summer 2009 Research Internship SPED 595. We live at the level of our language. Whatever we can articulate we can imagine or explore. -Gilcrist-.
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Building Complex Sentences Project
Nicole M. Koonce
University of Illinois at Chicago
Summer 2009 Research Internship
We live at the level of our language. Whatever we can articulate we can imagine or explore.
Rush University Medical Center
Department of Communication Disorders & Sciences
Areas of expertise: Spoken/written syntax; language sample analysis; markers of language disorders in school-age children
Governors State University
Department of Communication Disorders
Areas of expertise: School-age language disorders; syntactic intervention; single-subject experimental designs in clinical research
(Scott & Balthazar, 2009)
(Mean = 100,
(CI 90% = 12)
(CI 90% = 6)
SD = 15)
(SEM = 1)
(CI 90% = 2)
(CI 90% = 2)
(CI 90% = 6)
To perform a qualitative analysis of pre- and post-treatment measures
To assist in developing additional pre- and post treatment measures for Phase II
To provide critique of intervention materials and training protocol for Phase II
To gain an understanding of the grant proposal development process
A clinician’s perspective on implementation of intervention components
Recent knowledge of the school curricula and language demands
Genuine concern and appreciation for the role of language in the academic experience of children
Insight into the research process
An understanding of the time and resources necessary to design an intervention study
Knowledge about language sample analysis techniques
Critical skills in identifying and developing protocol stimuli and measures
Hirschman, M. (2000). Language repair via metalinguistic means. International Journal of Communication Disorders, 35, 251-268.
Levy, H., & Friedmann, N. (2009). Treatment of syntactic movement in syntactic SLI: A case study. First Language, 29, 15-50.
Scott, C.M. (2009). A case for the sentence in reading comprehension. Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 40, 184-191.
Scott, C.M., & Balthazar, C.H. (2009, June). Building complex sentences: An intervention feasibility study for school-age children with oral and written language disorders. Poster presented at the Symposium on Research in Child Language Disorders, Madison, Wisconsin.
Scott, C.M., & Balthazar, C.H. (2008, November). Building sentence complexity: Evidence-based approaches with school-age children. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Chicago, IL.