Andrews, James R.
M.A. (Master of Arts)
Department of Communicative Disorders
Speech therapy for children||Families||Children--Language
Since the family is the context in which young children are most likely to communicate, family involvement is especially relevant for children receiving early intervention services. Family Based Treatment is one model of a family-centered approach to speech and language services. In contrast to traditional speech-language treatment, most of the interventions performed using a Family Based Treatment approach are designed to be performed by the child's family members. This introduces a new set of variables, requirements, and perspectives to the treatment process. To investigate these changes, qualitative interviews of three families and their clinicians were conducted after a first one-hour session of Family Based Treatment, and again after the fifth session. These interviews revealed increasing empowerment and increased competence of the family members, along with significant speech and language change in the children.
Pierce, Amy M., "Family based treatment as experienced by families and clinicians" (1997). Graduate Research Theses & Dissertations. 3096.
v, 77 pages
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