Prioritising intervention for children with developmental language impairments: does cognition matter?

Pearce, Wendy M., McCormack, Paul F., and James, Deborah G.H. (2007) Prioritising intervention for children with developmental language impairments: does cognition matter? ACQuiring Knowledge in Speech, Language and Hearing, 9 (1). pp. 5-8.

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Abstract

This literature review explores the rationale for limiting therapy services to children with non-specific language impairment(NLI) relative to service levels often provided for children with specific language inrpairment(SLI). Research comparing the characteristics and intervention results for children with SLI and NLI is summarised, leading to the conclusion that there are few differences between the two groups. The implications of these findings for prioritising service delivery are discussed.

Item ID: 2779
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: cognition; eligibility; intervention; non-specific language impairment; specific language impairment
ISSN: 1441-6727
Date Deposited: 30 Jun 2009 04:14
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111704 Community Child Health @ 50%
20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2004 Linguistics > 200401 Applied Linguistics and Educational Linguistics @ 50%
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