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ERIC Number: EJ782039
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 21
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 21
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0265-6590
Interview Stories: Early Years Practitioners' Experiences with Children with Speech, Language and Communication Needs
Mroz, Maria; Letts, Carolyn
Child Language Teaching and Therapy, v24 n1 p73-93 2008
Interviews were conducted with 50 early years practitioners, exploring their experiences with children with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN). A narrative approach was taken to elicit information on the children they were working with who had these needs. This included characteristics of the children's behaviour, how they were identified and strategies used to help them. Participants identified children to discuss, many of whom had complex needs. There was large variation in how the children were identified and who the participants liaised with. Responsibilities taken on by participants when working with and devising strategies for the children did not relate to seniority of post held, or to level of relevant training. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A