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Phase 2 of CATALISE: a multinational and multidisciplinary Delphi consensus study of problems with language development: Terminology
This Delphi exercise highlights reasons for disagreements about terminology for language disorders and proposes standard definitions and nomenclature.
Specific language impairment: a convenient label for whom?
It is argued there is no empirical evidence to support the continued use of the term SLI and limited evidence that it has provided any real benefits for children and their families, and an international consensus panel is proposed to develop an agreed definition and set of criteria for language impairment.
A qualitative case study in the social capital of co-professional collaborative co-practice for children with speech, language and communication needs.
  • C. McKean, J. Law, J. Forbes
  • Political Science
    International journal of language & communication…
  • 1 July 2017
A number of characteristics important for the effective development of trust, reciprocity and negotiated co-practice at different levels of social capital networks were identified: macro-service governance and policy; meso-school sites; and micro-intra-practitioner knowledge and skills.
Levers for Language Growth: Characteristics and Predictors of Language Trajectories between 4 and 7 Years
Mutable-distal factors, such as family income, family literacy and neighbourhood disadvantage, hypothesised to be modifiable through social policy, were important predictors of language abilities at 4 years, and potential levers for language interventions lie in the child’s home learning environment from birth to age 4.
Language and social-emotional and behavioural wellbeing from 4 to 7 years: a community-based study
Findings highlight that children with persistent LD from preschool to early primary school may be more likely to have concomitant SEB difficulties, particularly behavioural difficulties, showing a need for education and health professionals to monitor early language and SEB development.
Developmental Language Disorder
This chapter describes the history of research in Language Disorders (LD) outlining changes in terminology and methodology and focuses on three newer research methodologies: population studies, the
Language Outcomes at 7 Years: Early Predictors and Co-Occurring Difficulties
Child language ability at 4 years more accurately predicted low language at 7 than a range of early child, family, and environmental factors.
Identifying and managing common childhood language and speech impairments
The aim of this clinical review is to summarise the current information on language and speech impairments to help general practitioners, universal well child services, and paediatricians to identify the most common problems, understand their clinical course, decide when to refer and for what Services, and understand what improvements can be expected.
Parent-child reading to improve language development and school readiness: A systematic review and meta-analysis
Item also deposited in University of Newcastle repository (21 July 2018) at: https://eprints.ncl.ac.uk/246226