From January 2010 to March 2012
Project Leader(s): Professor James Law
Sponsors: Department for Education
Partners: Professors Geoff Lindsay [PI] (University of Warwick), Julie Dockrell (Institute of Education, London) and Sue Roulstone (University of the West of England)
This large programme grant (£1.5m) arose from the Bercow review of services for children with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN). The projects within the programme are: Best Evidence (examination of the evidence base for interventions and their translation into practice), National Data [looking at patterns of service delivery across England], Cost Effectiveness (looking at the cost effectiveness of services for children with SLCN), a prospective study (examining SLCN and autistic children’s experiences of services in schools) and a project on the preferred outcomes identified by parents of children with SLCN. In addition we have funded a series of supplementary projects on intervention for children who stammer, the relationship between behaviour and SLCN, a tool for evaluating the level of effective communication in the classroom, and an assessment of the impact of the Foundation Stage measure used with all children on entry to primary school in England.
Further information on the Warwick University website.