PUBLICATIONS - JOURNAL ARTICLES & BOOK CHAPTERS by members of the research group

Jackson, E., Leitão, S., Claessen, M. & Boyes, M. E. (2019) The evaluation of word learning abilities in people with developmental language disorder: A scoping review, impairment International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, 54 (5), 742-755

DOI: 10.1111/1460-6984.12490

 

Glisson, L., Claessen, M., & Leitão, S. (2019) The efficacy of a small-group oral narrative

intervention for mainstream school-aged children with narrative difficulty, Australian Journal of Learning Difficulties, 24 (1), 1-20

https://doi.org/10.1080/19404158.2019.1596138

 

Dawes, E. Leitão, S., Claessen, M. (2019) Oral literal and inferential narrative comprehension in young typically developing children and children with developmental language disorder, International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology. 21 (3), 275-285.

https://doi.org/10.1080/17549507.2019.1604803

 

Jackson, E., Leitão, S., Claessen, M. & Boyes, M. E. (2019) Fast mapping short and long words: Examining the influence of phonological short-term memory and receptive vocabulary in children with developmental language disorder, Journal of Communication Disorders, 79, 11-23

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcomdis.2019.02.001

 

Boyes, M. E., Leitão, S., Claessen, M., Badcock, N., & Nayton, M. (2019) Correlates of externalising and internalising problems in children with dyslexia: An analysis of data from clinical casefiles, Australian Psychologist, 1-11.

https://doi.org/10.1111/ap.12409

 

Seiler, A., Leitão, S., & Blosfelds, M. (2019). WordDriver‐1: evaluating the efficacy of an app‐supported decoding intervention for children with reading impairment International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, 54 (2), 189-202.

https://doi.org/10.1111/1460-6984.12388

 

Dawes, E. Leitão, S., Claessen, M., & Kane, R. (2019) A randomised controlled trial of an oral inferential comprehension book sharing intervention for young children with developmental language disorder. Child Language Teaching & Therapy, 35(1), 39-54

Early On-line https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0265659018815736

 

Kippin, N. R., Leitão, S., Watkins, R., Finlay-Jones, A., Condon, C., Marriott, R., ... & Bower, C. (2018). Language diversity, language disorder, and fetal alcohol spectrum disorder among youth sentenced to detention in Western Australia. International Journal of Law and Psychiatry.

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijlp.2018.09.004

 

Dawes, E., Leitão, S., Claessen, M., & Kane, R. (2018). A profile of the language and cognitive skills contributing to oral inferential comprehension in young children with developmental language disorder. International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 53(6), 1139-1149. doi:10.1111/1460-6984.12427

 

Calder, S. D., Claessen, M., & Leitão, S. (2019). Combining implicit and explicit intervention approaches to target grammar in young children with Developmental Language Disorder. Child Language Teaching & Therapy, 34 (2), 171-189.

https://doi.org/10.1177/0265659017735392

 

Seiler, A., Leitão, S., & Blosfelds, M. (2018). WordDriver‐1: evaluating the efficacy of an app‐supported decoding intervention for children with reading impairment International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, early online https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/1460-6984.12388

 

Bower, C., Watkins, R. E., Mutch, R. C., Marriott, R., Freeman, J., Kippin, N. R., Safe, B., Pestell, C., Cheung, C.S.C., Shield, H., Tarratt, L., Springall, A., Taylor, J., Walker, N., Agiro, E., Leitão, S., Hamilton, S., Condon, C., Passmore, H. M., & Giglia, R. (2018). Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder and youth justice: a prevalence study among young people sentenced to detention in Western Australia. BMJ open, 8(2), e019605.

http://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/8/2/e019605

 

Kelly, C., Leitão, S., Smith-Lock, K & Heritage, B. (2019). The effectiveness of a classroom based phonological awareness program for 4-5 year olds. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology. 21(1) 103-113

https://doi.org/10.1080/17549507.2017.1400589

 

Boyes, M. E., Leitao, S., Claessen, M., Dzidic, P., Boyle, G., Perry, A., & Nayton, M. (2017). Improving phonological awareness in parents of children at risk of literacy difficulties: A preliminary evaluation of the Boost program. Frontiers in Education, 2:47

https://doi.org/10.3389/feduc.2017.00047

 

Leitão, S., Dzidic, P., Claessen, M., Gordon, J., Howard, K., Nayton, M., & Boyes, M. E. (2017). Exploring the impact of living with dyslexia: The perspectives of children and their parents. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 19:3, 322-334. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17549507.2017.1309068

 

Boyes, M. E., Leitao, S., Claessen, M., Badcock, N. A., & Nayton, M. (2016). Why are reading difficulties associated with mental health problems?. Dyslexia, 22(3), 263-266.

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/dys.1531/full

 

Jackson, E., Leitão, S. & Claessen, M. (2016). The relationship between phonological short-term memory, receptive vocabulary and fast mapping in children with specific language impairment. International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, 51, 61-73

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1460-6984.12185/full

 

Dawes, E., Leitao, S., Claessen, M., & Nayton, M. (2015). A Profile of Working Memory Ability in Poor Readers. Australian Psychologist, 50(5), 362-371. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ap.12120/full

 

Smith-Lock, K., Leitao, S., Prior, P., & Nickels, L. (2015). The effectiveness of two grammar treatment procedures for children with SLI: A randomized clinical trial. Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 46(4), 312-324.

doi:10.1044/2015_LSHSS-14-0041

http://lshss.pubs.asha.org/article.aspx?articleid=2362396

 

Claessen, M., Leitão, S., Kane, R. & Williams, C. (2013). Phonological processing skills in Specific Language Impairment. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 15 (5), 471-483.

https://doi.org/10.3109/17549507.2013.876662

 

Smith-Lock, K., Leitão, S., Lambert, L., Prior, P., Cronje, J., Newhouse, S. & Nickels, L. (2013) Daily or Weekly? The effect of treatment frequency on grammar treatment for children with SLI. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology. 15 (3), 255-267

https://doi.org/10.3109/17549507.2013.777851

 

Smith-Lock, K., Leitão, S., Lambert, L. & Nickels, L. (2013) Effective Intervention for Expressive Grammar in Children with Specific Language Impairment. International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 48 (3), 265-282.

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1460-6984.12003/full

 

Seiler, A., Leitão, S. & Blosfelds, M. (2013). Preliminary investigation into the effectiveness of a computer supported intervention targeting orthographic processing for children with impaired word identification. Journal of Clinical Practice in Speech Language Pathology, 15 (1), 13-18.

 

Claessen, M. & Leitão, S. (2012). The relationship between stored phonological representations and speech output. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 14, 3, 226-234.

https://doi.org/10.3109/17549507.2012.679312

 

Claessen, M. & Leitão, S. (2012). Phonological representations in children with SLI. Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 28, 211-223.

https://doi.org/10.1177/0265659012436851

 

Claessen, M., Barrett, N. & Leitão, S. (2010) The Silent Deletion of Phonemes Task: Investigating children’s ability to reflect on stored phonological representations. International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 45 (4), 411–423

http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.3109/13682820903111945

 

Claessen, M., Heath, S., Fletcher, J., Hogben, J. & Leitão, S. (2009) Quality of phonological representations: a window into the lexicon?', International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, Vol 44 (2) 121-124

 

BOOK CHAPTERS

Fraser, C.J., Claessen, M. & Leitao S. (2017). Intervention for a young child with atypical phonology. In Dodd, B & Morgan A. (Eds). Intervention Case Studies of Child Speech Impairment. Melbourne, Australia: J & R Press.

 

Leitão, S. (2015). Interaction between speech, language and literacy. In McLeod, S. & McCormack, J. (Eds). Introduction to speech, language and literacy. Melbourne, Australia: Oxford University Press.

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