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Caitlin Holme is a PhD student at the University of Bristol and Bristol Speech and Language Therapy Research Unit. She has a background in Clinical Linguistics and an interest in research into both acquired and developmental language disorders.
June 2020 - present
- PhD Student
- Currently studying for a full-time funded PhD, conducting research into variation in parent-child interactions and exploring patterns of children's daily activities and opportunities for interaction. The PhD is funded by the Heather van der Lely foundation, and affiliated with the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Bristol and Bristol Speech and Language Therapy Research Unit.
May 2019 - May 2020
- Research Associate
- Research Associate post as part of Public Health England funded project to develop and evaluate a language assessment tool to support early identification of children with speech, language and communication needs.
February 2017 - April 2017
- Research Assistant
- Internship as part of MA in Clinical Linguistics, supervised by Dr Carolina Méndez Orellana. Research project to create a new spontaneous speech assessment tool in Spanish, to be used with patients experiencing glioma or other traumatic brain injuries.
Background Early interventions to support young children’s language development through responsive parent–child interaction have proven efficacy but are not currently delivered universally. A potential universal delivery platform is the Health Visitor (HV)–led 2–2½-year-old review in England’s Healthy Child Programme. It is unclear if it is feasibl...
Linguistic interactions between parents and their children are frequently studied to investigate how children acquire language. From observations, researchers have identified interaction strategies that foster children’s language development. In turn, interventions to support children’s early language skills employ styles of interaction derived fro...