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An exploratory trial of the effectiveness of an enhanced consultative approach to delivering speech and language intervention in schools

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Thomas Klee


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Aims: The purpose was to evaluate an intensive speech and language intervention for children in mainstream schools delivered by specialist teaching assistants. Methods & Procedures: A within-subjects, quasi-experimental exploratory trial was conducted, with each child serving as his or her own control with respect to the primary outcome measure. Thirty-five children between the ages of 4;2 and 6;10 (years; months) received speech and/or language intervention for an average of four 1-hour sessions per week over 10 weeks. The primary outcome measure consisted of change between pre- and post-intervention scores on probe tasks of treated and untreated behaviours summed across the group of children, and maintenance probes of treated behaviours. Secondary outcome measures included standardized tests (Clinical Evaluation of Language Fundamentals - Preschool

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Author(s): Mecrow C, Beckwith J, Klee T

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders

Year: 2010

Volume: 45

Issue: 3

Pages: 354-367

Print publication date: 01/05/2010

ISSN (print): 1368-2822

ISSN (electronic): 1460-6984

Publisher: Informa Healthcare


DOI: 10.3109/13682820903040268


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