Structure in children with SLI
to Froud's work on unaccusatives are Susan Ebbels' investigations exploring
the difficulties children with SLI have with argument structure. Ebbels
who is combining clinical work with her PhD research, is investigating
the extent and source of these deficits in argument structure in children
with SLI. Susan's past research interests have been in the areas of
intervention targeting difficulties with the comprehension and production
of syntactic structures and also psycholinguistic profiling in children
with SLI and hearing impairments.
also works part-time at Moor House School, a residential school for
children with severe SLI, as a specialist speech and language therapist.
A particular clinical interest is in devising new methods of interventions
for the semantic and syntactic difficulties experienced by children
with SLI. She also co-ordinates intervention within the school for children
with speech production difficulties using instrumental analyses, including
oral-nasal anemometry and electropalatography. Thus, in Ebbels' work
the complementary relationship of bringing theoretical advances to clinical
practice, and informing theory with clinical data is clearly illustrated.
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