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Title: The development and validation of a quality of life measure for children with speech language and communication needs
Author: Markham, Chris
ISNI:       0000 0004 2672 3215
Awarding Body: University of Portsmouth
Current Institution: University of Portsmouth
Date of Award: 2008
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d: Childhood speech, language and communication needs (SLCNs) have a wide impact on children's lives, including their perceptions and experiences of relationships, social interaction and school life. Speech and language therapy is a complex intervention, with the potential to influence these wider impacts on children's lives. However, despite this evidence and the growth of quality of life (QoL) measurements in other areas of paediatric health and social care, speech and language therapists (SLTs) have no method to evaluate the QoL of children they work with. This programme of research aimed to develop and validate a QoL measure specific to the experiences of children with speech, language and communication needs.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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