Authors: McDade A, McCartan P
Title: ‘Partnership with Parents’ a pilot project
Source: International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders 1998 33(Suppl): 556-561
Year: 1998
Research Design: Non Randomised Controlled Trial
Rating Score: 00/10
This rating is confirmed
Eligibility specified - Y
Random allocation - N
Concealed allocation - N
Baseline comparability - N
Blind subjects - N
Blind therapists - N
Blind assessors - N
Adequate follow-up - N
Intention-to-treat analysis - N
Between-group comparisons - N
Point estimates and variability - N

This paper looks at a controlled study which aimed to measure the efficacy of a parent programme. The parents involved were all parents of pre-school children with specific expressive language delay (SELD). A number of measures were used to identify changes in mother-child interaction and language development. Significant changes were noted in the experimental group while the control group remained stable over time. The results indicate the potential effectiveness of this type of intervention for children identified as having SELD.

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