Treatment delivery methods for children with SLI

Project: Research project

Description

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Children with specific language impairment present with deficits that can have a significant impact on academic functioning, and as a consequence, can negatively impact their later vocational opportunities. Early remediation of language deficits offers a means for mitigating these long-term effects, but the available treatments often fall shor in terms of their efficacy and efficiency. Moreover, few efforts to develop treatment methods include experimental manipulation of important variables that could significantly impact the effectiveness of the treatment. This grant proposes to test the relative effects of different means
of treatment delivery of a promising treatment method that adapts principles of learning theory to the treatment of grammatical errors. Study 1 will compare massed vs. spaced delivery of the critical elements of the treatment. Study 2 will compare delivery of the same treatment in one-on-one and small group settings. The results of these studies will provide critical information needed to translate this newly-developed treatment from the laboratory to real-life treatment contexts.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date9/1/148/31/16

Funding

  • National Institutes of Health: $189,375.00
  • National Institutes of Health: $187,481.00

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Therapeutics
Language
Organized Financing
Learning
Efficiency

ASJC

  • Medicine(all)
  • Neuroscience(all)