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Adams, Catherine; Lockton, Elaine; Freed, Jenny; Gaile, Jacqueline; Earl, Gillian; McBean, Kirsty; Nash, Marysia; Green, Jonathan; Vail, Andy; Law, James – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2012
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…
Descriptors: Language Aptitude, Outcome Measures, Intervention, Speech Therapy
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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