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Meta-syntactic therapy for children with severe persistent SLI using visual coding

Ebbels, S; van der Lely, H; (2001) Meta-syntactic therapy for children with severe persistent SLI using visual coding. International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders , 36 (1) pp. 345-350. 10.3109/13682820109177909. Green open access

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Abstract

The results of a pilot study into meta‐syntactic therapy using visual coding for four children (age 11–13 years) with severe receptive and expressive specific language impairment (SLI) are presented. The coding system uses shapes, colours and a system of arrows to teach grammatical rules. A time‐series design established baseline pre‐therapy measures of comprehension and production of both passives and ‘wh’ questions. All participants made progress with passives and this was significant in three cases of the four. Comprehension and production of ‘wh’ questions also improved in all participants, although this did not always reach statistical significance. The results indicate that meta‐syntactic therapy of grammatical rules, capitalising on visual strengths, can improve both comprehension and production in secondary age children with severe persistent SLI.

Type: Article
Title: Meta-syntactic therapy for children with severe persistent SLI using visual coding
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.3109/13682820109177909
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.3109/13682820109177909
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: children, THERAPIES, therapy, visual
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Life Sciences
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/186019
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