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Semantic Therapy Can Help Children with Word Finding Difficulties

April 2015

A research project carried out at I CAN’s Meath School, and recently published in academic journal Child Language Teaching and Therapy, has shown that semantic therapy (improving children’s knowledge about a word) can help children with word finding difficulties.

The project, carried out by speech and language therapists at Meath School, showed that when children received a total of three hours intervention they were able to learn new words more effectively. The results from the study add to the evidence base that semantic therapy has an impact for children who struggle to learn and remember new words.

Read Meath School’s blog about their research here.

To find out more about Meath School visit their website.

The article was published in Child Language Teaching and Therapy. Register here for access to a free trial of Sage Publications.