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Speech and Language Therapy: Language and Social Disadvantage

A subject guide for Speech and Language Therapy from Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh.

Recommended and independent reading

Essays/exam papers with evidence of independent reading will attract higher grades so remember as Speech and Language Therapy students, you are expected to consult primary sources such as journal articles as well as the recommended reading material.  Here are a selection of recommended textbooks, book chapters and journal articles.

Core textbooks

Core policy documents

ALL PARTY PARLIAMENTARY GROUP ON SPEECH AND LANGUAGE DIFFICULTIES (APPG)., 2013. The links between speech, language and communication needs and social disadvantage [online]. [viewed 26 April 2016]. Available from: http://www.rcslt.org/governments/docs/all_party_parliamentary_group_on_slcn_inquiry_report

BERCOW, J., 2008. The Bercow Report: A Review of Services for Children and Young People (0-19) with Speech, Language and Communication Needs [online]. [viewed 26 April 2016]. Available from: http://www.dcsf.gov.uk/bercowreview/docs/7771-DCSF-BERCOW.PDF

GASCOIGNE, M.T., ed. 2012. Better communication: Shaping speech, language and communication services for children and young people [online]. London: RCSLT [viewed 26 April 2016]. Available from: http://www.rcslt.org/speech_and_language_therapy/commissioning/better_communication

LINDSAY, G, DOCKRELL, J., LAW, J. and ROULSTONE, S., 2012. The Better Communication Research Programme: Improving provision for children and young people with speech, language and communication needs [online]. [viewed 26 April 2016]. Available from: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/219622/DFE-RR247-BCRP1.pdf

Key papers

Unless otherwise stated, the journal articles and book chapters below are available in print version only in the LRC:

BRYAN, K., 2004. Preliminary study of the prevalence of speech of speech and language difficulties in young offenders. International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders [online]. July-September, vol. 39, no. 3, pp. 391-400 [viewed 3 May 2016]. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13682820410001666376

GREGORY, J. and BRYAN, K., 2011. Speech and language therapy intervention with a group of persistent and prolific young offenders in a non-custodial setting with previously undiagnosed speech, language and communication difficulties. International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders [online]. March-April, vol. 46, no. 2, pp. 202-215 [viewed 3 May 2016]. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/13682822.2010.490573

LAW, J., MCBEAN, K. and RUSH, R., 2011. Communication skills in a population of primary school-aged children raised in an area of pronounced social disadvantage. International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders [online]. November-December, vol. 46, no. 6, pp. 657-664 [viewed 3 May 2016]. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1460-6984.2011.00036.x

LAW, J., REILLY, S. and SNOW, P.C., 2013. Child speech, language and communication need re-examined in a public health context: A new direction for the speech and language therapy profession. International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders [online]. September-October, vol. 48, no. 5, pp. 486-496 [viewed 3 May 2016]. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1460-6984.12027 

MCCOOL, S and STEVENS, I.C., 2011. Identifying speech, language and communication needs among children and young people in residential care. International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders [online]. November-December, vol. 46, no. 6, pp. 665-674 [viewed 3 May 2016]. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1460-6984.2011.00037.x

SPENCER, S., CLEGG, J. and STACKHOUSE, J., 2012. Language and disadvantage: A comparison of the language abilities of adolescents from two different socioeconomic areas. International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders [online]. May-June, vol. 47, no. 3, pp. 274-284 [viewed 3 May 206]. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1460-6984.2011.00104.x

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