Child speech, language and communication need re-examined in a public health context: a new direction for the speech and language therapy profession.

@article{Law2013ChildSL,
  title={Child speech, language and communication need re-examined in a public health context: a new direction for the speech and language therapy profession.},
  author={James B. Law and Sheena Reilly and Pamela Claire Snow},
  journal={International journal of language & communication disorders},
  year={2013},
  volume={48 5},
  pages={486-96}
}
BACKGROUND Historically speech and language therapy services for children have been framed within a rehabilitative framework with explicit assumptions made about providing therapy to individuals. While this is clearly important in many cases, we argue that this model needs revisiting for a number of reasons. First, our understanding of the nature of disability, and therefore communication disabilities, has changed over the past century. Second, there is an increasing understanding of the impact… CONTINUE READING
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