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Greenwood, Nan; Wright, Jannet A.; Bithell, Christine – International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, 2006
Background: Communication disorders affect both sexes and people from all ethnic groups, but members of minority ethnic groups and males in the UK are underrepresented in the speech and language therapy profession. Research in the area of recruitment is limited, but a possible explanation is poor awareness and understanding of speech and language…
Descriptors: Student Recruitment, College Students, Speech Therapy, Allied Health Personnel
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Law, J.; Dockrell, J. E.; Castelnuovo, E.; Williams, K.; Seeff, B.; Normand, C. – International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, 2006
Background: High levels of early language difficulties raise practical issues about the efficient and effective means of meeting children's needs. Persistent language difficulties place significant financial pressures on health and education services. This has led to large investment in intervention in the early years; yet, little is known about…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Early Intervention, Costs, Speech Therapy