Summary of the Systematic Review
A Systematic Review of Narrative-Based Language Intervention with Children Who Have Language Impairment
Petersen, D. B. (2011).
Communication Disorders Quarterly, 32(4), 207-220.
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No funding received
Indicators of Review Quality
- No The review states a clearly focused question/aim.
- Yes Criteria for inclusion of studies are provided.
- Yes Search strategy described in sufficient detail for replication.
- Yes Included studies are assessed for study quality.
- Yes Quality assessments are reproducible.
- Yes Characteristics of the included studies are provided.
This is a systematic review of group comparison and single subject studies that investigated the impact of narrative-based language intervention on preschool and school-age children with language impairment.
Question/aim not specifically stated
Preschool and school-age children, up to 21 years of age, with language or learning disabilities
Narrative-based language intervention
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Conclusions from This Systematic Review
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The review of included studies that investigated narrative intervention on preschool and school-age children “revealed that narrative intervention with repeated story retellings and a focus on narrative macrostructure may be sufficient to facilitate a significant improvement in both narrative macrostructure and some aspects of narrative microstructure" (p. 219).