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Lindsay, Geoff; Ricketts, Jessie; Peacey, Lindy V.; Dockrell, Julie E.; Charman, Tony – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2016
Background: There is increasing interest in examining the perspectives of parents of children with special educational needs (SEN). Exploring the view of parents of a child with language impairment (LI) or autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is particularly important because of their high prevalence, at over 30% of children with SEN in England, and the…
Descriptors: Language Impairments, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Autism, Parent Attitudes
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Charman, Tony; Ricketts, Jessie; Dockrell, Julie E.; Lindsay, Geoff; Palikara, Olympia – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2015
Background: Although it is well-established that children with language impairment (LI) and children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) both show elevated levels of emotional and behavioural problems, the level and types of difficulties across the two groups have not previously been directly compared. Aims: To compare levels of emotional and…
Descriptors: Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Autism, Emotional Problems, Behavior Problems
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Beecham, Jennifer; Law, James; Zeng, Biao; Lindsay, Geoff – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2012
Background: There are few economic evaluations of speech and language interventions. Such work requires underpinning by an accurate estimate of the costs of the intervention. This study seeks to address some of the complexities of this task by applying existing approaches of cost estimation to interventions described in published effectiveness…
Descriptors: Speech Language Pathology, Intervention, Cost Effectiveness, Unit Costs
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Law, James; Zeng, Biao; Lindsay, Geoff; Beecham, Jennifer – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2012
Background: Although economic evaluation has been widely recognized as a key feature of both health services and educational research, for many years there has been a paucity of such studies relevant to services for children with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN), making the application of economic arguments to the development of…
Descriptors: Cost Effectiveness, Research, Intervention, Children
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Lindsay, Geoff; Dockrell, Julie; Desforges, Martin; Law, James; Peacey, Nick – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2010
Background: The UK government set up a review of provision for children and young people with the full range of speech, language and communication needs led by a Member of Parliament, John Bercow. A research study was commissioned to provide empirical evidence to inform the Bercow Review. Aims: To examine the efficiency and effectiveness of…
Descriptors: Speech Impairments, Communication Problems, Interviews, Special Needs Students
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Palikara, Olympia; Lindsay, Geoff; Dockrell, Julie E. – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2009
Background: Giving young people more and better opportunities to have their voices heard is a key feature of current educational policy and research internationally and in the UK. Aims: To examine the views of young people with a history of specific language impairment (SLI) as they entered post-16 education. Methods & Procedures: A total of…
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Student Attitudes, Language Impairments, Educational Policy
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Dockrell, Julie E.; Lindsay, Geoff; Letchford, Becky; Mackie, Clare – International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, 2006
Background: Children with specific speech and language difficulties (SSLD) pose a challenge to the education system, and to speech and language therapists who support them, as a result of their language needs and associated educational and social-behavioural difficulties. The development of inclusion raises questions regarding appropriate…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Speech Therapy, School Districts, Inclusive Schools