Five Principles to Consider When Providing Narrative Language Intervention to Children and Adolescents With Developmental Disabilities For many verbally expressive children and adolescents with developmental disabilities, it is important for speech-language pathologists to target narrative language skills in intervention. Although relatively little empirical evidence exists examining the narrative language profiles of children and adolescents with developmental disabilities, even less evidence exists evaluating narrative interventions for this ... Article
Article  |   October 01, 2012
Five Principles to Consider When Providing Narrative Language Intervention to Children and Adolescents With Developmental Disabilities
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  • Lizbeth H. Finestack
    University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
  • Disclosure: Lizbeth H. Finestack has no financial or nonfinancial relationships related to the content of this article.
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Article   |   October 01, 2012
Five Principles to Consider When Providing Narrative Language Intervention to Children and Adolescents With Developmental Disabilities
SIG 1 Perspectives on Language Learning and Education, October 2012, Vol. 19, 147-154. doi:10.1044/lle19.4.147
SIG 1 Perspectives on Language Learning and Education, October 2012, Vol. 19, 147-154. doi:10.1044/lle19.4.147

For many verbally expressive children and adolescents with developmental disabilities, it is important for speech-language pathologists to target narrative language skills in intervention. Although relatively little empirical evidence exists examining the narrative language profiles of children and adolescents with developmental disabilities, even less evidence exists evaluating narrative interventions for this population. Despite these limitations, drawing from research primarily involving adolescents with Down syndrome (DS), the author highlights five research-supported principles for clinicians to consider when designing and implementing narrative-focused interventions for individuals with developmental disabilities.

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