Lydia Morgan

Research Associate

I qualified as a speech and language therapist from Sheffield University in 2006 and since then have been working in research. I completed a PhD in February 2013 exploring evidence of deficit and theory of therapy in children with specific receptive language impairment.
My primary research interests are in theories of therapy and language impairments in children. I have worked on a range of projects at the unit, including a three year NIHR funded programme (Child Talk What Works), a commissioned project for the Communication Trust, and most recently a cohort study with the UK Cleft Collective. These diverse programmes of work have given me experience with qualitative and quantitative data, as well as systematic reviews.

Publications

A systematic review of the interventions used with preschool children with primary Speech and Language Impairment

Child language learning is thought to be influenced by biological factors in the child and environmental factors in the context. This systematic review investigated the evidence for the interventions for children with primary speech and language impairment (PSLI) to determine what research evidence exists to support the use of specific interventions for preschool (2 – 5;11) children.

Exploring mechanisms of change in interventions for children with specific receptive language impairment

Morgan, L., Swinkels, A. & Roulstone, S., 2012. Exploring mechanisms of change in interventions for children with specific receptive language impairment. In Driving Transformation Through Evidence Base Practice, Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists, Manchester. Driving Transformation Through Evidence Base Practice, Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists, Manchester.