The risks related to difficulties in oral language comprehension.
Who are we talking about when we talk about children with oral language comprehension difficulties? Defining the terms, specific language impairment versus developmental language disorder.
Can oral language comprehension difficulties be ameliorated? Previous knowledge about oral language comprehension interventions and their efficacy.
Exercise: Techniques to enhance oral language comprehension.
Conceptualizing oral language comprehension rehabilitation. Three different areas which interventions can target.
Therapy techniques modifying the communicative environment of the child. Strength of evidence and efficacy of these techniques.
Therapy techniques targeting the child’s language. Strength of evidence and efficacy of these techniques.
Therapy techniques targeting the child’s language processing. Strength of evidence and efficacy of these techniques.
The framework of oral language comprehension interventions. Three different areas that interventions can target and two different approaches which can be used in interventions.
The age of the child in comparison to the previously mentioned areas and approaches. Implicit and explicit therapy techniques and a possible explanation: Procedural Deficit Hypothesis.
Reflecting upon this knowledge with one’s own client. Making a preliminary intervention plan. Discussion.
Linguistic difficulties, risks versus resilience.