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A new social communication intervention for children with autism: pilot randomised controlled treatment study suggesting effectiveness.
BACKGROUND Psychosocial treatments are the mainstay of management of autism in the UK but there is a notable lack of a systematic evidence base for their effectiveness. Randomised controlled trialExpand
Phase 2 of CATALISE: a multinational and multidisciplinary Delphi consensus study of problems with language development: Terminology
Background Lack of agreement about criteria and terminology for children's language problems affects access to services as well as hindering research and practice. We report the second phase of aExpand
Practitioner review: the assessment of language pragmatics.
  • C. Adams
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and…
  • 1 November 2002
BACKGROUND The assessment of pragmatics expressed in spoken language is a central issue in the evaluation of children with communication impairments and related disorders. A developmental approach toExpand
Semantic and inferencing abilities in children with communication disorders.
  • N. Botting, C. Adams
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • International journal of language & communication…
  • 3 January 2005
BACKGROUND Semantic and inferencing abilities have not been fully examined in children with communication difficulties. AIMS To investigate the inferential and semantic abilities of children withExpand
Social communication intervention for school-age children: rationale and description.
  • C. Adams
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Seminars in speech and language
  • 1 August 2005
Children of school age with social communication problems form a growing population in need of speech-language intervention. These children have difficulty not just with interpersonal communication,Expand
Phonological awareness therapy and articulatory training approaches for children with phonological disorders: a comparative outcome study.
Sixty-one children, aged 3.6-5.0, with developmental phonological disorders (PD) participated in a study comparing the effects of metaphonologically (MET) or articulation-based (ART) therapy.Expand
Social communication disorder outside autism? A diagnostic classification approach to delineating pragmatic language impairment, high functioning autism and specific language impairment.
BACKGROUND Developmental disorders of language and communication present considerable diagnostic challenges due to overlapping of symptomatology and uncertain aetiology. We aimed to further elucidateExpand
Clinical diagnostic and intervention studies of children with semantic-pragmatic language disorder.
  • C. Adams
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • International journal of language & communication…
  • 9 July 2001
The diagnosis of semantic-pragmatic language disorder (SPLD) has been the subject of a number of research studies over the last two decades. Classification and diagnostic debates, while illuminating,Expand
Conversational behaviour of children with Asperger syndrome and conduct disorder.
BACKGROUND Social communication problems in individuals who have Asperger syndrome constitute one of the most significant problems in the syndrome. This study makes a systematic analysis of theExpand
The Social Communication Intervention Project: a randomized controlled trial of the effectiveness of speech and language therapy for school-age children who have pragmatic and social communication
BACKGROUND Children who show disproportionate difficulty with the pragmatic as compared with the structural aspects of language are described as having pragmatic language impairment (PLI) or socialExpand