Funding Awards

University of Newcastle – Principal Investigator, Prof Cristina McKean‘Testing the efficacy of Building Early Sentences Therapy and uncovering mechanisms for change: a theoretically informed language intervention for pre-school children with language disorder’. Abstract – Building Early Sentences Therapy (BEST) ( is an intervention for pre-school children with severe language difficulties which aims to improve children’s use and understanding of sentences. BEST is based on ‘usage-based’ linguistic theory. The underlying principle is that by manipulating the nature and quantity of the…

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