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ELCISS aims to enhance language and communication in secondary school children with primary language and communication impairment through narrative/storytelling and vocabulary enrichment.

Victoria L. Joffe

Senior Lecturer in developmental speech, language and communication impairment, principal investigator on the ELCISS research programme.

Qualifications: B.A. (Honours) Speech and Hearing Therapy (Witwatersrand, S.A.) Cum Laude; L.T.C.L. ( Licentiate Teacher) Speech and Drama (Trinity College, London); D.Phil (Experimental Psychology) (Oxon).

Selected Books and Edited Chapters

  • Joffe, V.L. (in press). Using narratives to enhance language and communication in secondary school students. In: Using Storytelling to Support Children and Adults with Special Needs (Ed, N. Grove). London: Routledge.
  • Joffe, V.L. (2011). Narrative Programme: Using narratives to enhance language and learning across the secondary school curriculum. Milton Keynes, UK: Speechmark Publishers.
  • Joffe, V.L. (2011). Vocabulary Enrichment Programme. Milton Keynes, UK: Speechmark Publishers.
  • Joffe, V.L., Beverly, A; La Torre, G., and Scott, L. (2011). My Speech and Me. In: Hilari, K. and Botting, N. (eds) Communication disability across the lifespan. London: J & R Press.
  • Joffe, V. L. (2009). A survey of clinical practice in the UK. In: C. Bowen, Children's speech sound disorders. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, (pp. 175-179).
  • Joffe, V.L., Cruice, M. and Chiat, S. (2008) (Editors). Language disorders in children and adults: new issues in research and practice. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Joffe, V.L. (2008). Minding the gap in research and practice in developmental language disorders. In V.L. Joffe, M. Cruice and S. Chiat, (Eds.), (pp. 68-97). Language disorders in children and adults: new issues in research and practice. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Joffe, V.L., Cruice, M. and Chiat, S. (2008). Introduction: Language disorders in children and adults: current themes, issues and connections. In V.L. Joffe, M. Cruice, and S. Chiat, (Eds.), (pp. XI-XXVII). Language disorders in children and adults: new issues in research and practice. West Sussex: Wiley-Blackwell.

Selected Journals

  • Joffe, V. and Black, E., (in press). The relationship between language, educational attainment and social, emotional and behavioural functioning in secondary school students with language and communication difficulties. Language, Speech and Hearing Services in Schools.
  • Joffe, V. and Nippold, M., (in press). Prologue: Progress in Understanding Adolescent Language Disorders. Language, Speech and Hearing Services in Schools.
  • Pring, T., Flood, E., Dodd, B. and Joffe, V. (in press). The working practices and clinical experiences of paediatric speech and language therapists: A national UK survey. International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders.
  • Joffe, V.L. (2012). Get talking with your foster child. Foster Families, 12, pp. 10-11.
  • Joffe, VL (2011). Secondary School is Not too Late to Support and Enhance Language and Communication. Afasic Newsletter, Winter Edition. London, UK: Afasic. - Charity newsletter.
  • Myers, L., Davies-Jones, C., Chiat, S., Joffe, V. and Botting, N. (2011). "A place where I can be me": A role for social and leisure provision to support young people with language impairment. International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders. 46(6), 739 - 750.
  • Joffe, V.L. (2010). Understanding speech, language and communication difficulties. British Journal of School Nursing, 5(5), 61-62.
  • Joffe, V.L. (2009). Explicit Print Referencing Delivered by Teachers in the Classroom Enhances Early Literacy. Evidence-Based Communication Assessment and Intervention (EBCAI) 3, 145-150.
  • Joffe, V.L. (2008). Some (but still insufficient) evidence exists for language interventions for school-age children with developmental speech and language impairments. Evidence-Based Communication Assessment and Intervention, 2, 76-80.
  • Joffe, V.L. and Pring, T. (2008). Children with phonological problems: A survey of clinical practice. International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, 43, 154-164.

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