"Embedding language interventions in a science context: Preliminary data from a clinical trial with children with DLD", Amanda Owen van Horne , Thursday 2nd April, 4pm - 5pm, Lecture Theatre 4, King George VI Building, Newcastle University

"Embedding language interventions in a science context: Preliminary data from a clinical trial with children with DLD", Amanda Owen van Horne , Thursday 2nd April, 4pm - 5pm, Lecture Theatre 4, King George VI Building, Newcastle University

Newcastle University Speech and Language Sciences is proud to host our Distinguished Visiting Speaker, Amanda Owen van Horne (University of Delaware) whose visit has been sponsored by the Heather van der Lely Foundation Trust .

We are delighted to invite Speech and Language Therapists, language researchers and professionals to this talk, which will have a strong clinical and practical focus. We have also arranged a Special Buffet, also sponsored by the Heather van der Lely Foundation Trust, which will take place after the talk in the Courtyard Café

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(Full abstract of talk: Children with Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) may have difficulty with multiple areas of language, including grammar, vocabulary, and phonological awareness and literacy. Ideally a speech language therapist (SLT) will provide treatment for these areas embedded in functional contexts, but it is not yet known if these treatments can be effectively integrated into the academic curriculum or which language therapy best supports academic outcomes. In this talk, I report data from 2 years of a 3-year randomized controlled trial designed to examine which of three types of language intervention (Robust Vocabulary Instruction, Recast Therapy, Gillon Treatment for Phonological Awareness) most improve science outcomes in 4-7-year old children with DLD. Children in all three conditions acquire the language targets and the science content simultaneously. Future work will allow us to determine the influence of this language growth on science learning.)