Listening to Children and Young People with Speech, Language and Communication Needs

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The importance of listening to children and young people has received considerable attention, but little has been written about the particular challenges of listening to those with speech, language and communication needs. This book includes:
- the voice of children and young people with speech, language and communication needs
- insights from researchers, speech and language therapists, social workers, psychologists, teachers, advocates, and parents
- a diversity of disciplines: health, education, and social care
- a range of creative techniques and solutions for listening to children and young people
-links to service implications
Part I provides views about the importance of listening to children written by advocates for children with speech, language and communication needs.
Part II unpacks the complexities and issues, providing theoretical perspectives about the listening process.
Part III contains real-life exaples of listening to children and young people through structured reports of research and clinical projects.

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Professor Sue Roulstone leads a team of researchers at the Speech & Language Therapy Research Unit, North Bristol NHS Trust, and the University of West of England, Bristol, UK. She is an elected fellow of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists, and was Chair of the RCSLT (2004-2006). Professor Roulstone contributes regularly to national clinical and policy debates and has contributed to a number of national consultations with parents and children, including the Bercow Report.
Professor Sharynne McLeod, of Charles Sturt University, Australia, is an elected fellow of Speech Pathology Australia and the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. She is the editor of the International Journal of Speech-Language Patholody and vice president of the International Clinical Phonetics and Linguistics Association. She provided advice on the World Health Organization's International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health - Children and Youth, and her research foregrounds strategies for enabling children to communicate and participate.

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