Title

Reflective practice: Using focus groups to determine family priorities and guide social pragmatic program development

Document Type

Article

Date of Original Version

7-1-2011

Abstract

Reflective practice requires that professionals carefully examine and integrate multiple sources of information when designing intervention and evaluating its effectiveness. This article describes the use of focus group discussion as a form of qualitative research for understanding parents' perspectives of a university-based intervention program designed for young school-age children with challenges in social communication and the development of peer relationships. The focus group discussion was video recorded and analyzed for major themes and subthemes. The findings are discussed in relation to program evaluation and the measurement of meaningful outcomes for children with social pragmatic language impairments and their families.© 2011 Wolters Kluwer Health | Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Publication Title

Topics in Language Disorders

Volume

31

Issue

3

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