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Speech and language therapists’ approaches to communication intervention with children and adults with profound and multiple learning disability? (summary)

Speech and language
therapists
working
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complex
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Background

Impaired communication skills are one of the defining characteristics of people with profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD).

The communication skills of this group might include idiosyncratic behaviours which are interpreted by their communication partners. These interactions with other people are very important for quality of life.

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Speech and language therapists’ approaches to communication intervention with children and adults with profound and multiple learning disability? (short summary)

Speech and language
therapists
working
with
people
with
complex
needs

The authors looked into how speech and language therapists (SLTs) made decisions about communication interventions they used with people with profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD).

They surveyed a number of SLTs who worked with people with PMLD about what sort of intervention approaches they used and on what basis these choices were made.

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profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD)

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A congenital condition affecting children and adults.

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