Journal article

Expectations and experiences of parents taking part in parent-child interaction programmes to promote child language: a qualitative interview study

Penny Levickis, Cristina McKean, Alex Wiles, James Law

International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders | WILEY | Published : 2020


BACKGROUND: Parent-child interaction therapies are commonly used by speech and language therapists (SLTs) when providing services to young children with language learning difficulties. However, the way parents react to the demands of such interventions is clearly important, especially for those from socially disadvantaged backgrounds. Parents play a central role in the therapy process so to ensure parent engagement, and to maximize intervention effectiveness, parents' views must be considered. AIMS: To explore the expectations and experiences of parents from socially disadvantaged backgrounds who had taken part in a parent-child interaction programme aimed at promoting language development i..

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Awarded by European Union

Funding Acknowledgements

The authors thank all the parents who took part in the interviews as well as the speech and language therapists who acted as gatekeepers to the participants. Dr Penny Levickis was supported by the European Union's Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie (grant agreement number 705044).