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 problems with or without autism spectrum disorder.

@article{Adams2012TheSC,
  title={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 problems with or without autism spectrum disorder.},
  author={Catherine Adams and Elaine Lockton and Jenny Freed and Jacqueline Gaile and Gillian Earl and Kirsty McBean and Marysia Nash and Jonathan Green and Andy Vail and James Law},
  journal={International journal of language \& communication disorders},
  year={2012},
  volume={47 3},
  pages={
          233-44
        }
}
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 social communication disorder (SCD). Some children who have PLI also show mild social impairments associated with high-functioning autism or autism spectrum disorder (ASD). There is little robust evidence of effectiveness of speech-language interventions which target the language, pragmatic or social… 

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