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ERIC Number: EJ1156545
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Nov
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1525-7401
Parent-Implemented versus Clinician-Directed Interventions for Late-Talking Toddlers: A Systematic Review of the Literature
DeVeney, Shari L.; Hagaman, Jessica L.; Bjornsen, Abby L.
Communication Disorders Quarterly, v39 n1 p293-302 Nov 2017
When providing clinical services for late talkers, determining an appropriate interventionist is a key early decision. Although researchers have noted the effectiveness of parent-implemented interventions for some populations, few have specifically addressed late talkers. Late talkers are of considerable interest to early service providers and parents due to limited evidence-based intervention components with this population and the notion that early language deficits are significant risk factors for many disorders. The present study purpose is to describe general features of current research and ascertain intervention providers' effectiveness. A systematic literature review resulted in eight studies reporting on seven data sets (N = 175 participants). Findings indicate treatment provided by either parents or clinicians can improve late talkers' communication skills. Parent-implemented intervention emerged as potentially more effective than clinician-directed service provision based on outcome measures of targeted skills following treatment dosage. Factors limiting generalization of these findings should be addressed in future investigations.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Information Analyses
Education Level: Preschool Education
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Language: English
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