Social communication and pragmatics intervention research
Social communication and pragmatics intervention research draws on work examining underlying difficulties from a developmental perspective as well as what the children, their parents and teachers value about intervention. Researchers are also developing measures of change in functional social communication as well as ways of measuring the mediators of change as a result of intervention, such as development of meta-cognitive understanding of pragmatic difficulties.
Patient-reported/patient centred functional outcome measures have also been developed for people with acquired language disorders. Investigators are also interested in assessment of intelligibility as the ultimate functional aim of intervention for children with disordered speech.
We lead on social communication, pragmatics and language comprehension intervention research and the development of speech and language therapy outcome measures, for developmental and acquired language disorders.
|Name||Job title||Email address|
|Catherine Adams||Clinical Senior Lecturer in Speech and Language Therapyfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Jenny Freed||Lecturer in Language Disorders||Jenny.email@example.com|
|Anne Hesketh||Clinical Senior Lecturer in Speech and Language Therapyfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Elaine Lockton||Clinical Lecturer in Speech and Language Therapyemail@example.com|