The authors describe a public health paradigm and explore its implications for speech and language therapy with children. Four dimensions of service delivery were considered: uptake of services, development of universal prevention services, risk of over-interpreting co-morbidity, and overlap between communicative competence and mental health.
Law, James, Reilly, Sheena, and Snow, Pamela C. (2013). Child speech, language and communication need re-examined in a public health context. International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 48, 486-496.