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Preschool children’s communication, motor and social development: Parents’ and educators’ concerns (2018)
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McLeod, S., Crowe, K., McCormack, J., White, P., Wren, Y., Baker, E., …Roulstone, S. (2018). Preschool children’s communication, motor and social development: Parents’ and educators’ concerns. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 20(4), 468-482. https://doi.org/10.1080/17549507.2017.1309065

© 2017, © 2017 The Speech Pathology Association of Australia Limited. Purpose: During early childhood, it is important to identify which children require intervention before they face the increased demands of school. This study aimed to: (1) compare... Read More about Preschool children’s communication, motor and social development: Parents’ and educators’ concerns.

A systematic review and classification of interventions for speech-sound disorder in preschool children (2018)
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Wren, Y., Harding, S., Goldbart, J., & Roulstone, S. (2018). A systematic review and classification of interventions for speech-sound disorder in preschool children. International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, 53(3), 446-467. https://doi.org/10.1111/1460-6984.12371

© 2018 Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists Background: Multiple interventions have been developed to address speech sound disorder (SSD) in children. Many of these have been evaluated but the evidence for these has not been considered wit... Read More about A systematic review and classification of interventions for speech-sound disorder in preschool children.

Well-being and resilience in children with speech and language disorders (2018)
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Lyons, R., & Roulstone, S. (2018). Well-being and resilience in children with speech and language disorders. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 61(2), 324-344. https://doi.org/10.1044/2017_JSLHR-L-16-0391

© 2018, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. All rights reserved. Purpose: Children with speech and language disorders are at risk in relation to psychological and social well-being. The aim of this study was to understand the experiences of... Read More about Well-being and resilience in children with speech and language disorders.

Educators' perspectives on facilitating computer-assisted speech intervention in early childhood settings (2017)
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Crowe, K., Cumming, T., McCormack, J., McLeod, S., Baker, E., Wren, Y., …Masso, S. (2017). Educators' perspectives on facilitating computer-assisted speech intervention in early childhood settings. Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 33(3), 267-285. https://doi.org/10.1177/0265659017717437

© SAGE Publications. Early childhood educators are frequently called on to support preschool-aged children with speech sound disorders and to engage these children in activities that target their speech production. This study explored factors that ac... Read More about Educators' perspectives on facilitating computer-assisted speech intervention in early childhood settings.

Implementation fidelity of a computer-assisted intervention for children with speech sound disorders (2017)
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McCormack, J., Baker, E., Masso, S., Crowe, K., McLeod, S., Wren, Y., & Roulstone, S. (2017). Implementation fidelity of a computer-assisted intervention for children with speech sound disorders. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 19(3), 265-276. https://doi.org/10.1080/17549507.2017.1293160

© 2017 The Speech Pathology Association of Australia Limited Published by Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. Background: Implementation fidelity refers to the degree to which an intervention or programme adheres to its original... Read More about Implementation fidelity of a computer-assisted intervention for children with speech sound disorders.

Profile of Australian preschool children with speech sound disorders at risk for literacy difficulties (2017)
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McLeod, S., Crowe, K., Masso, S., Baker, E., McCormack, J., Wren, Y., …Howland, C. (2017). Profile of Australian preschool children with speech sound disorders at risk for literacy difficulties. Australian Journal of Learning Difficulties, 22(1), 15-33. https://doi.org/10.1080/19404158.2017.1287105

© 2017 Learning Difficulties Australia. Speech sound disorders are a common communication difficulty in preschool children. Teachers indicate difficulty identifying and supporting these children. The aim of this research was to describe speech and la... Read More about Profile of Australian preschool children with speech sound disorders at risk for literacy difficulties.

Cluster-randomized controlled trial evaluating the effectiveness of computer-assisted intervention delivered by educators for children with speech sound disorders (2017)
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Howland, C., McLeod, S., Baker, E., McCormack, J., Wren, Y., Roulstone, S., …Howard, C. (2017). Cluster-randomized controlled trial evaluating the effectiveness of computer-assisted intervention delivered by educators for children with speech sound disorders. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 60(7), 1891-1910. https://doi.org/10.1044/2017_JSLHR-S-16-0385

© 2017 American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Purpose: The aim was to evaluate the effectiveness of computer-assisted input-based intervention for children with speech sound disorders (SSD). Method: The Sound Start Study was a cluster-randomiz... Read More about Cluster-randomized controlled trial evaluating the effectiveness of computer-assisted intervention delivered by educators for children with speech sound disorders.

Language development, delay and intervention-the views of parents from communities that speech and language therapy managers in England consider to be under-served (2016)
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Marshall, J., Harding, S., & Roulstone, S. (2016). Language development, delay and intervention-the views of parents from communities that speech and language therapy managers in England consider to be under-served. International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, 52(4), 489-500. https://doi.org/10.1111/1460-6984.12288

Evidence-based practice includes research evidence, clinical expertise and stakeholder perspectives. Stakeholder perspectives are important and include parental ethno-theories, which embrace views about many aspects of speech, language and communicat... Read More about Language development, delay and intervention-the views of parents from communities that speech and language therapy managers in England consider to be under-served.

Labels, identity, and narratives in children with primary speech and language impairments (2016)
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Lyons, R., & Roulstone, S. (2017). Labels, identity, and narratives in children with primary speech and language impairments. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 19(5), 503-518. https://doi.org/10.1080/17549507.2016.1221455

Over time, the labels used for various speech and language impairments change. For example, language impairment in children has been called developmental dysphasia/aphasia, language impairment/ disorder/delay/difficulties (Bishop, 2013). Changes in lab... Read More about Labels, identity, and narratives in children with primary speech and language impairments.

Prevalence and predictors of persistent speech sound disorder at eight years old: Findings from a population cohort study (2016)
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Peters, T. J., Miller, L. L., Miller, L., Peters, T., Emond, A., Roulstone, S., & Wren, Y. (2016). Prevalence and predictors of persistent speech sound disorder at eight years old: Findings from a population cohort study. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 59(4), 647-673. https://doi.org/10.1044/2015_JSLHR-S-14-0282

© 2016 The Authors. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to determine prevalence and predictors of persistent speech sound disorder (SSD) in children aged 8 years after disregarding children presenting solely with common clinical distortions (i.e.,... Read More about Prevalence and predictors of persistent speech sound disorder at eight years old: Findings from a population cohort study.

Evidence-based intervention for preschool children with primary speech and language impairments: Child Talk - an exploratory mixed-methods study (2015)
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Roulstone, S. E., Marshall, J. E., Powell, G. G., Goldbart, J., Wren, Y. E., Coad, J., …Coad, R. A. (2015). Evidence-based intervention for preschool children with primary speech and language impairments: Child Talk - an exploratory mixed-methods study. Programme Grants for Applied Research, 3(5),

Background The Child Talk study aimed to develop an evidence-based framework to support the decision-making of speech and language therapists (SLTs) as they design and plan interventions appropriate to the needs of individual children with primary s... Read More about Evidence-based intervention for preschool children with primary speech and language impairments: Child Talk - an exploratory mixed-methods study.

Common variation near ROBO2 is associated with expressive vocabulary in infancy (2014)
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Roulstone, S., O'Reilly, P. F., St Pourcain, B., Cents, R. A., Whitehouse, A. J., Haworth, C. M., …Smith, G. D. (2014). Common variation near ROBO2 is associated with expressive vocabulary in infancy. Nature Communications, 5, https://doi.org/10.1038/ncomms5831

© 2014 Macmillan Publishers Limited. All rights reserved. Twin studies suggest that expressive vocabulary at ~24 months is modestly heritable. However, the genes influencing this early linguistic phenotype are unknown. Here we conduct a genome-wide s... Read More about Common variation near ROBO2 is associated with expressive vocabulary in infancy.

The contribution of early language development to children's emotional and behavioural functioning at 6 years: An analysis of data from the Children in Focus sample from the ALSPAC birth cohort (2014)
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Clegg, J., Law, J., Rush, R., Peters, T. J., & Roulstone, S. (2014). The contribution of early language development to children's emotional and behavioural functioning at 6 years: An analysis of data from the Children in Focus sample from the ALSPAC birth cohort. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 56(1), 67-75. https://doi.org/10.1111/jcpp.12281

Background: An association between children’s early language development and their emotional and behavioural functioning is reported in the literature. The nature of the association remains unclear and it has not been established if such an associati... Read More about The contribution of early language development to children's emotional and behavioural functioning at 6 years: An analysis of data from the Children in Focus sample from the ALSPAC birth cohort.

Characteristics of parent-child interactions: A systematic review of studies comparing children with primary language impairment and their typically developing peers (2014)
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Babayiʇit, S., Blackwell, A. K., Blackwell, A., Harding, S., Babayigit, S., & Roulstone, S. (2014). Characteristics of parent-child interactions: A systematic review of studies comparing children with primary language impairment and their typically developing peers. Communication Disorders Quarterly, 36(2), 67-78. https://doi.org/10.1177/1525740114540202

© 2014 Hammill Institute on Disabilities. The importance of parent-child interaction (PCI) for language development has been well established. This has led many speech and language therapy (SLT) interventions to focus on modifying PCI as a means to i... Read More about Characteristics of parent-child interactions: A systematic review of studies comparing children with primary language impairment and their typically developing peers.

Speech characteristics of 8-year-old children: Findings from a prospective population study (2013)
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Miller, L. L., Wren, Y., McLeod, S., White, P., Miller, L., & Roulstone, S. (2013). Speech characteristics of 8-year-old children: Findings from a prospective population study. Journal of Communication Disorders, 46(1), 53-69. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcomdis.2012.08.008

Speech disorder that continues into middle childhood is rarely studied compared with speech disorder in the early years. Speech production in single words, connected speech and nonword repetition was assessed for 7390 eight-year-old children within t... Read More about Speech characteristics of 8-year-old children: Findings from a prospective population study.

Interventions for children with speech, language and communication needs: An exploration of current practice (2012)
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Roulstone, S., Wren, Y., Bakopoulou, I., & Lindsay, G. (2012). Interventions for children with speech, language and communication needs: An exploration of current practice. Child Language Teaching and Therapy, 28(3), 325-341. https://doi.org/10.1177/0265659012456385

This article reports a series of interviews with education and health practitioners. The aims were to identify interventions used in practice with children with speech, language and communication needs, to explore explanations for the choice of inter... Read More about Interventions for children with speech, language and communication needs: An exploration of current practice.

Distinguishing groups of children with persistent speech disorder: Findings from a prospective population study (2012)
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Miller, L. L., Roulstone, S. E., Wren, Y. E., Wren, Y., Roulstone, S., & Miller, L. (2012). Distinguishing groups of children with persistent speech disorder: Findings from a prospective population study. Logopedics Phoniatrics Vocology, 37(1), 1-10. https://doi.org/10.3109/14015439.2011.625973

As part of a large-scale study of children's development, 7390 children were assessed on a range of speech tasks. These were used to identify three groups of children with speech errors within the sample: persistent speech disorder (PSD); speech erro... Read More about Distinguishing groups of children with persistent speech disorder: Findings from a prospective population study.

Children's views of communication and speech-language pathology (2011)
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Merrick, R., & Roulstone, S. (2011). Children's views of communication and speech-language pathology. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 13(4), 281-290. https://doi.org/10.3109/17549507.2011.577809

Children have the right to express their views and influence decisions in matters that affect them. Yet decisions regarding speech-language pathology are often made on their behalf, and research into the perspectives of children who receive speech-la... Read More about Children's views of communication and speech-language pathology.

The end of an affair: Discharging clients from speech-language pathology (2010)
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Roulstone, S., & Enderby, P. (2010). The end of an affair: Discharging clients from speech-language pathology. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 12(4), 292-295. https://doi.org/10.3109/17549501003770277

This paper expands on the lead article by Hersh (2010) regarding a number of challenges that face speech-language pathologists (SLPs) when ending therapy, in this case focusing on children's speech and language impairment. Children's speech and langu... Read More about The end of an affair: Discharging clients from speech-language pathology.