Linking Science and Practice in Management of Childhood Language Disorders: Models and ProblemSolving Strategies

Martha Wilcox, Pamela A. Hadley, Catherine K. Bacon

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    Researchers, practitioners, as well as policy makers have shown increasing concern with persistent gaps between the generation and use of scientific knowledge in educational and therapeutic practices. This article includes an analysis of this issue with a specific focus on childhood language disorders. Two science-practice linkage models are presented with discussion of the applicability of each to improvements in practice. Strategies for integrating research within everyday practices are considered, including case examples that illustrate the formation, processes, and outcomes of partnerships between university-based researchers and practicing speech-language pathologists.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)10-22
    Number of pages13
    JournalTopics in Language Disorders
    Issue number2
    StatePublished - Dec 1 1997



    • Childhood language intervention
    • Participation research models
    • Research-practice gap
    • Researcher-practitioner partnerships
    • Scientific bases of practice

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Language and Linguistics
    • Linguistics and Language
    • Speech and Hearing

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