Date of Award

Fall 12-15-2013

Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science (BS)


Special Education


College of Education

First Advisor

Lisa Vernon-Dotson


In this review of literature, authors examined the effects of speech and language impairments and how to correct them. 15 studies were review that compared when interventions should be implemented, what the best types of interventions are and how speech and language impairments affected children's development. The overall question is, How do interventions assist in correcting speech and language impairments? In order to answer this question, the questions, What are speech and language impairments? Do speech and language impairments affect children's psychological attitude? Do speech and language impairments affect children's behavior? Do speech and language impairments affect children's ability to learn? How are children with speech and language impairments viewed in society? What types of interventions are available? When should interventions begin? What are the most effective types of interventions? How much therapy is necessary to make an improvement? and How do children with language impairments compare to children without impairments? must be addressed. Future research to further develop this theory include: comparison of children's ages and development of children with speech and language impairments, and comparison of social and economic background and the development of speech and language.