Speech and Language Therapy Services for children in the Maldives: Preschool Principals' Perspectives (2017)
Type of ContentConference Contributions - Other
This study investigated the current knowledge, practices and attitudes of preschool principals in the Maldives towards children with communication disorders. Sixteen participants representing 9 different administrative atolls completed an online survey. Respondents reported a lack of specific training in supporting children with communication needs, a need for access to speech and language services, and generally positive attitudes towards children with communication disorders.
KeywordsMaldives; Preschool principals; Communication disorders; Speech and language therapy
ANZSRC Fields of Research17 - Psychology and Cognitive Sciences::1702 - Cognitive Science::170204 - Linguistic Processes (incl. Speech Production and Comprehension)
13 - Education::1303 - Specialist Studies in Education::130312 - Special Education and Disability
39 - Education::3903 - Education systems::390302 - Early childhood education
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