1st Edition

The Social Communication Intervention Programme Manual Supporting Children's Pragmatic and Social Communication Needs, Ages 6-11

By Catherine Adams, Jacqueline Gaile Copyright 2024
    218 Pages 12 B/W Illustrations
    by Speechmark

    218 Pages 12 B/W Illustrations
    by Speechmark

    The Social Communication Intervention Programme (SCIP) has been developed to support school-aged children (6–11 years) with social communication, pragmatic, and language needs. The Social Communication Intervention Programme Manual provides a rationale and method for providing specialist level language therapy for these children who have significant social communication differences. Evidence for the effectiveness of SCIP is included in The Manual.

    This book introduces the SCIP model and explores the three main components: social understanding/social inference, pragmatics, and language processing. Guidance is included on how to link assessment with therapy, how to plan and individualise interventions, and how to proceed with the programme. It contains a wealth of real-life case examples to illustrate key points, with step-by-step instructions for carrying out the interventions.

    Used alongside The Social Communication Intervention Programme Resource, this book offers a truly practical, tried-and-tested model to provide targeted, individualised intervention for children with social communication challenges. It is an essential tool for speech and language therapists, specialist teachers, and psychologists who are working with children with social communication, pragmatic, and language needs.

    For the most effective use, The SCIP Manual should be purchased alongside The SCIP Resource.

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    Chapter 1 The Social Communication Intervention Programme (SCIP): Introduction and statement of purpose

    Chapter 2 Overall structure and procedures for SCIP

    Chapter 3 Children with persistent social communication needs

    Chapter 4 SCIP rationale, model of intervention and evidence base

    Chapter 5 The perceptions of children, parents, teachers, and practitioners on SCIP Intervention and outcomes

    Chapter 6 Principles of SCIP Intervention

    Chapter 7 SCIP assessment and outcomes procedures

    Chapter 8 Planning and delivering Phase 1 SCIP Intervention

    Chapter 9 Planning and delivering Phase 2 SCIP Intervention

    Chapter 10 Planning and delivering Phase 3 SCIP Intervention

    Chapter 11 Case study of SCIP Intervention: a worked example



    Catherine Adams is an Honorary Senior Lecturer in Speech and Language Therapy at the University of Manchester, UK. She has led a number of research projects on pragmatic and language needs in children as well as pioneering work on the effectiveness of social communication intervention.

    Jacqueline Gaile is a Consultant Speech and Language Therapist in independent practice with over 30 years’ experience of working with children with language and social communication needs. She was also senior research SLT on the SCIP research projects at the University of Manchester, UK.

    "It is rare to find such a comprehensive programme: the intervention plan is directly linked to child assessment with clear benchmarks for progression. It provides an integrated method for developing language structure, social understanding, and pragmatic skills."
    Courtney Frazier NorburyProfessor of Developmental Language & Communication Disorders at UCL

    "SCIP is the first evidence-based program to address the complex nature of social communication disabilities in children with autism, developmental language disorder, and social (pragmatic) communication disorder. The program provides detailed assessment and intervention activities for facilitating language processing, social, and pragmatic knowledge and skills. Guidelines and practical suggestions for the involvement of school staff and parents are included, so that children’s new skills generalise to interactions with peers and family members. In short, SCIP is a must-have for professionals who want to comprehensively support children’s social communication abilities."
    Geralyn R. TimlerProfessor & Program Director, On-Campus Clinical SLP Program. Director, Social Communication and Language Evaluation (SCALE) Lab, James Madison University