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Speech and Language Therapy: Social Communication Disorders

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

Key Documents and National Guidance

Unless otherwise stated, the content below is available in print version only in the LRC:

BISHOP, D.V.M., 2000. Pragmatic language impairment: A correlate of SLI, a distinct subgroup or part of the autistic continuum? In: D.V.M. BISHOP and L.B. LEONARD, eds. Speech and language impairments in children: Causes, characteristics, intervention and outcome. Hove: Psychology Press, pp. 99-113.

DUNLOP, A.-W., TAIT, C., LEASK, A., GLASHAN, L., ROBINSON, A., MARWICK, H., SMITH, M., CARR, G. and MACKAY, T., 2009. The autism toolkit [online]. Edinburgh: Scottish Government [viewed 21 December 2015]. Available from: http://www.gov.scot/Resource/Doc/278458/0083689.pdf

NATIONAL INITIATIVE FOR AUTISM: SCREENING AND ASSESSMENT (NIASA)., 2003. National Autism Plan for Children (NAPC): Plan for the identification, assessment, diagnosis and access to early interventions for pre-school and primary school aged children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) [online]. London: National Autistic Society for NIASA [viewed 21 December 2015]. Available from: http://www.autism.org.uk/about/diagnosis/children/recently-diagnosed/national-plan-children.aspx

NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR HEALTH AND CARE EXCELLENCE (NICE)., 2011. Autism in under 19s: Recognition, referral and diagnosis [online]. London: NICE [viewed 21 December 2015]. Available from: https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/cg128

NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR HEALTH AND CARE EXCELLENCE (NICE)., 2012. Autism in adults: Diagnosis and management [online]. London: NICE [viewed 21 December 2015]. Available from: http://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/cg142

SAMTANI, A., STERLING-LEWIS, SCHOLTEN, R.J.P.M., WOOLFENDEN, S., HOOFT, L. and WILLIAMS, K., 2011. Diagnostic tests for Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) in preschool children (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews [online]. no. 3 [viewed 21 December 2015]. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD009044

SCOTTISH INTERCOLLEGIATE GUIDELINES NETWORK (SIGN)., 2016. Assessment, diagnosis and interventions for autism spectrum disorders [online]. Edinburgh: SIGN [viewed 6 July 2016]. Available from: http://www.sign.ac.uk/guidelines/fulltext/145/index.html

Core eBooks

Print Books

Key Papers

ADAMS, C., 2002. Practitioner review: The assessment of language pragmatics. Journal of Child Psychology and Child Psychiatry [online]. November, vol. 43, no. 8, pp. 973-987. [viewed 21 December 2015]. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1469-7610.00226

ADAMS, C., BAXENDALE, J., LLOYD, J. and ALDRED, C., 2005. Pragmatic language impairment: Case studies of social and pragmatic language therapy. Child Language Teaching and Therapy [online]. October, vol. 21, no. 3, pp. 227-250. [viewed 21 December 2015]. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1191/0265659005ct290oa

ADAMS, C., LLOYD, J., ALDRED, C. and BAXENDALE, J., 2006. Exploring the effects of communication intervention for developmental pragmatic language impairments: A signal-generation study. International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders [online]. January-March, vol. 41, no. 1, pp.41-65. [viewed 21 December 2015]. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13693780500179793

ADAMS, C., LOCKTON, E., FREED, J., GAILE, J., EARL, G., MCBEAN, K., NASH, M., GREEN, J., VAIL, A. and LAW, J., 2012. The Social Communication Intervention Project: A randomized controlled trial of the effectiveness of speech and language therapy for school-age children who have pragmatic and social communication problems with or without autism spectrum disorder. International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders [online]. May-June, vol. 47, no. 3, pp. 233-244. [viewed 21 December 2015]. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1460-6984.2011.00146.x

BAIRD, G., SIMONOFF, E., PICKLES, A., CHANDLER, S., LOUCAS, T., MELDRUM, D. and CHARMAN, T., 2006. Prevalence of disorders of the autism spectrum in a population cohort of children in South Thames: The Special Needs and Autism Project (SNAP). Lancet [online]. July, vol. 368, no. 9531, pp. 210-215. [viewed 21 December 2015]. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(06)69041-7