ERIC Number: EJ1067601
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jul
Abstractor: As Provided
A Bioecological Framework to Evaluate Communicative Participation Outcomes for Preschoolers Receiving Speech-Language Therapy Interventions in Ontario, Canada
Cunningham, Barbara J.; Rosenbaum, Peter L.
International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, v50 n4 p405-415 Jul 2015
Background: The Preschool Speech and Language Program (PSLP) in Ontario, Canada, is a publicly funded intervention service for children from birth to 5 years with communication disorders. It has begun a population-level programme evaluation of children's communicative participation outcomes following therapy. Data are currently being collected for all children who access this service--over 50,000 children each year. Aims: To understand and evaluate how therapeutic interventions in speech-language therapy impact the everyday lives of children and families by applying a theoretical framework. Main Contribution: This discussion paper critically examines how the Bioecological Model of Development can be applied to the study of communicative participation outcomes following speech and language therapy. This model will be used in future analyses of communicative participation outcomes data in Ontario's PSLP. The strengths and challenges of this approach are reviewed.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Children, Communication Disorders, Intervention, Remedial Programs, Speech Therapy, Models, Outcomes of Treatment, Child Development
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Canada