This resource pack is designed to fill the need for materials that provide a simple and practical framework to identify, treat and manage semantic-pragmatic disorder in children. The pack has grown out of the authors' day-to-day experience of working with these children and their families, and the therapy ideas offered are a selection of the best activities that have proved effective in everyday use.
CHARLOTTE FIRTH qualified as a speech and language therapist in 1989 from Leeds Metropolitan University. She has always worked in Yorkshire, initially with adults and children in clinic and hospital settings, but she began to specialise in paediatric work in 1990. In May 1990, she became a part-time research assitant at Leeds Metropolitan University, working with Dr Michael Perkins on a pilot study to investigate. KATHERINE VENKATESH as a speech and language therapist in 1986 from Leeds Metropolitan University. Since then, she has worked in North Derbyshire and Scarborough specializing in working with children in a variety of settings. She has also qualified as a course tutor for the Derbyshire Language Scheme. Her involvement with this project arose from a chance remark in Summer 1996, when she offered to provide some pictures for the therapy programmes.