"A place where I can be me": a role for social and leisure provision to support young people with language impairment

Myers, L., Davies-Jones, C., Chiat, S., Joffe, V. & Botting, N. (2011). "A place where I can be me": a role for social and leisure provision to support young people with language impairment. International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 46(6), pp. 739-750. doi: 10.1111/j.1460-6984.2011.00048.x

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Abstract

The long-term well-being of children with language impairment is an area of increasing interest to families, educators and employers as language impairment is often life-long. Furthermore, language impairment and psychiatric difficulty are known to overlap in both populations originally diagnosed as having language impairment and those receiving mental health services. However, there are currently little data available about the wider quality of life for people with language impairment, especially from the perspective of the young people themselves. There is a dearth of information about community-based activities provided for the support and leisure of this population. The Afasic Youth Project meets once a week and is one of only a handful of such groups across the United Kingdom.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Divisions: School of Health Sciences > Department of Language & Communication Science
URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/1093

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