4 practical ways to improve the ‘dose form’ of language therapy for children with Developmental Language Disorder

4 practical ways to improve the ‘dose form’ of language therapy for children with Developmental Language Disorder

The four tips (research paper link below):

1. Techniques

Don’t just model. Provide lots of opportunities for children to produce the target(s). 

2. Procedure

First, do recasting practice, and then provide auditory bombardment.

3. Instruction Methods

For children over 7 years of age, include explicit teaching.

4. Context

Start off with a few examples, but work towards lots of examples (increased variability) to highlight the target.

Source: Frizelle, P. and McKean, C. (2022) Using Theory to Drive Intervention Efficacy: The Role of Dose Form in Interventions with Children with DLD. Children, 2022, 9, 859. DOI:10.3390/children9060859 

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