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Examining perspectives on important outcomes of intervention for children with primary language impairment.
Children with primary language impairment can experience broad difficulties as a consequence of their condition that impact on their family life, school, relationships and emotional well-being. For many the impact of speech and language impairments on social relationships, emotional wellbeing and education and employment can be life long. However, research studies evaluating interventions for primary language impairment have tended to judge the effectiveness of therapies on language outcomes alone.
The study uses arts-based methods and qualitative interviews with children with primary language impairment, their parents, peers and the professionals who support them to explore psychosocial goals for intervention.