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Prevalence and natural history of primary speech and language delay: findings from a systematic review of the literature.
The prevalence and the natural history of primaryspeech and language delays were two of four domains covered in a systematic review of the literature related to screening for speech and language delay carried out for the NHS in the UK and suggest that both concurrent and predictive case definition can be problematic.
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.
Screening for speech and language delay: a systematic review of the literature.
Studies had to detail the number of participants in each group and the nature, duration, span, and delivery of treatment, provide a comparison of preand postintervention speech and language measures, and fulfill one of three design criteria.
The efficacy of treatment for children with developmental speech and language delay/disorder: a meta-analysis.
The results indicated that speech and language therapy might be effective for children with phonological or expressive vocabulary difficulties and longer duration of therapy was identified as being a potential factor in good clinical outcomes.
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.
Speech and language therapy interventions for children with primary speech and language delay or disorder.
The review shows that overall there is a positive effect of speech and language therapy interventions for children with expressive phonological and expressive vocabulary difficulties, and the evidence for expressive syntax difficulties is more mixed.
Parental Report of Infant Language Skills: A Review of the Development and Application of the Communicative Development Inventories.
  • J. Law, P. Roy
  • Psychology, Linguistics
    Child and adolescent mental health
  • 1 November 2008
The development of the CDIs is described, the volume of research that has been generated in a range of applications of the measures is summarised, and their current standing both as a research tool and as a clinical measure is evaluated.
Investigating the role of language in children's early educational outcomes
Most children develop speech and language skills effortlessly, but some are slow to develop these skills and then go on to struggle with literacy and academic skills throughout their schooling. It is
Consultation as a model for providing speech and language therapy in schools: a panacea or one step too far?
In recent years there has been a pressure to introduce an indirect “consultative model” to working with children with speech and language needs. It is favoured by educationists because it avoids the
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
There is some evidence of an intervention effect on blind and parent/teacher-reported communication outcomes, but not standardized language assessment outcomes, for 6-11-year-old children who have pragmatic and social communication needs.