Evaluating a method for eliciting children's voice about educational support with children with speech, language and communication needs

Wood, C. ORCID: 0000-0003-1492-6501, Bloom, A., Johnson, H. and Critten, S., 2020. Evaluating a method for eliciting children's voice about educational support with children with speech, language and communication needs. British Journal of Special Education. ISSN 0952-3383

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Abstract

This article reports the development and evaluation of a toolkit‐based approach to eliciting children's experiences of educational support, where the children in question experience speech and communication needs. The ‘Your Voice Your Choice’ approach was evaluated using a cross‐case analysis methodology, which represents a novel approach to critical examination of the effectiveness of such resources. We explored seven case studies within a critical realist framework. We found that the toolkit was effective at supporting most (although not all) of the children with speech and communication needs to explore their school learning and support experiences through a scaffolded emotion‐based ‘dialogue’, which was corroborated by observations and other data sources. The toolkit facilitated access to children's voice as they revealed how they felt across a number of relational, learning and support areas, which could be used by services to focus provision and consider how to better support children's social and emotional needs.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: British Journal of Special Education
Creators: Wood, C., Bloom, A., Johnson, H. and Critten, S.
Publisher: Wiley
Date: 12 March 2020
ISSN: 0952-3383
Identifiers:
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1284103Other
10.1111/1467-8578.12308DOI
Rights: © 2020 the authors. British Journal of Special Education published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd on behalf of National Association for Special Educational Needs. This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution‐NonCommercial License, which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited and is not used for commercial purposes.
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 05 Feb 2020 13:55
Last Modified: 17 Mar 2020 10:57
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/39168

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