How can Speech Language Therapists and Audiologists enhance language and literacy outcomes in South Africa? (And why we urgently need to)

 

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dc.contributor.author Kathard, Harsha
dc.contributor.author Ramma, Lebogang
dc.contributor.author Pascoe, Michelle
dc.contributor.author Jordaan, Heila
dc.contributor.author Moonsamy, Sharon
dc.contributor.author Wium, Anna-Marie
dc.contributor.author Du Plessis, Sandra
dc.contributor.author Pottas, Lidia
dc.contributor.author Khan, Nasim Banu
dc.date.accessioned 2016-07-12T07:57:43Z
dc.date.available 2016-07-12T07:57:43Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.citation Kathard, H., Ramma, L., Pascoe, M., Jordaan, H., Moonsamy, S., Wium, A.-M., ... & Khan, N. B. (2011). How can speech-language therapists and audiologists enhance language and literacy outcomes in South Africa?(And why we urgently need to). South African Journal of Communication Disorders, 58(2), 59-71. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0379-8046 en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/20310
dc.identifier.uri http://sajcd.org.za/index.php/sajcd/article/view/27
dc.description.abstract Basic education in South Africa faces a crisis as learners fail to achieve the necessary outcomes in the related areas of language and literacy. The aims of this paper are twofold. Firstly, we aim to describe and discuss the education crisis by outlining the educational landscape, relevant policy imperatives and implementation challenges in post-apartheid education. The systemic factors contributing to the literacy crisis are emphasised. Secondly, we argue that speech language therapists and audiologists (SLTAs) have a role to play in supporting basic education in South Africa through developing language and literacy. It is suggested that the professions of speech-language pathology and audiology must be socially responsive and population-focused in order to make meaningful contributions to development in South Africa. The potential roles of SLTAs are discussed with suggestions for further actions required by the professions to enable a contextually relevant practice in a resource-constrained environment. en_ZA
dc.language eng en_ZA
dc.publisher AOSIS en_ZA
dc.rights Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) *
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ en_ZA
dc.source South African Journal of Communication Disorders en_ZA
dc.source.uri http://www.sajcd.org.za/index.php/sajcd
dc.subject.other language
dc.subject.other literacy
dc.subject.other basic education
dc.subject.other speech language therapist and audiologist roles
dc.subject.other South Africa
dc.title How can Speech Language Therapists and Audiologists enhance language and literacy outcomes in South Africa? (And why we urgently need to) en_ZA
dc.type Journal Article en_ZA
dc.date.updated 2016-07-12T07:44:03Z
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Article en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Health Sciences en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences en_ZA
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