Child speech, language and communication need re-examined in a public health context

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.

About rickyWburk

Ricky W. Burk, CCC-SLP, BCS-F, is a speech-language pathologist who provides in-home therapy for adolescents and adults residing in Tennessee and Mississippi who stutter. His career includes PreK, elementary, middle, and high school practice, undergraduate & graduate faculty appointments, skilled nursing, national & international consultation, private practice, and national & international speaking presentations. He holds the American Speech-Language Hearing Association Certificate of Clinical Competence, and he is a Board Certified Specialist in Fluency Disorders. He is the ASHA Continuing Education Administrator for the National Association for Speech Fluency.
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