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dc.contributor.authorLyons, Rena
dc.contributor.authorRoulstone, Sue
dc.date.accessioned2016-11-07T12:30:49Z
dc.date.issued2016-09-15
dc.identifier.citationLyons, Rena, & Roulstone, Sue. (2016). Labels, identity and narratives in children with primary speech and language impairments. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 1-16. doi: 10.1080/17549507.2016.1221455en_IE
dc.identifier.issn1754-9515
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10379/6141
dc.description.abstractThere has been debate about labels in relation to speech and language impairments. However, children's views are missing from this debate, which is risky considering that labels with negative associations may result in stigma. The aim of this study was to explore the range of identities which children with primary speech and language impairments presented in their narratives and to investigate their evaluations of these identities with a view to understanding the values they attach to labels. Eleven children aged 9-12 years with primary speech and language impairments were recruited to the study. Fifty nine semi-structured interviews were conducted with the aim of generating storied accounts of everyday experiences. The data were analysed using thematic analysis. Two themes were identified in the data: desired identities and undesired identities. The findings suggest that the children were actively involved in identity construction and wanted to be seen in positive ways. They disliked labels assigned by others, which they considered portrayed them in negative ways. The debate about labels could be progressed by consulting with children themselves asking for their ideas in relation to labels in specialist education, and speech and language pathology.en_IE
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dc.publisherInforma Healthcareen_IE
dc.relation.ispartofInternational Journal Of Speech-Language Pathologyen
dc.subjectIdentityen_IE
dc.subjectNarrativesen_IE
dc.subjectStigmaen_IE
dc.subjectLabelsen_IE
dc.subjectSpeech and language impairmentsen_IE
dc.subjectSpeech and language therapyen_IE
dc.titleLabels, identity and narratives in children with primary speech and language impairments.en_IE
dc.typeArticleen_IE
dc.date.updated2016-11-04T15:02:07Z
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/17549507.2016.1221455
dc.local.publishedsourcehttp://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17549507.2016.1221455en_IE
dc.description.peer-reviewedpeer-reviewed
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dc.description.embargo2017-09-15
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dc.local.contactRena Lyons, Speech & Language Therapy, School Of Health Sciences, Medicine Nusing Health Sciences, Áras Moyola, Nui Galway. 2918 Email: rena.lyons@nuigalway.ie
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