Using a five-step logic model development process to design an intervention for adolescents with developmental language disorder

Article de revue


État de publication: publié

Nom de la revue: Canadian Journal of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

Volume: 45

Numéro: 3

Intervalle de pages: 167-177


Résumé: A logic model is a graphical representation synthetically illustrating the links among resources, activities, results, and expected outcomes of a program. In recent years, the logic model has become a key tool in guiding the development and implementation of new interventions in several health science disciplines. In this study, the logic model was the first step in designing a new intervention program to improve the communication and social skills of adolescents with a developmental language disorder. This article presents the development of a five-stage logic model through a collaborative research process. It offers recommendations to stakeholders wishing to integrate the logic model in intervention development. We developed the logic model for the intervention with three participant groups: (a) adolescents with developmental language disorder (n = 2) and their parents (n = 2), (b) professionals in practice settings (n = 9), and (c) members of the research team (n = 6). Findings related to the facilitative processes and the challenges identified come from the analysis of scientific and clinical documents, notes taken during intervention workshops, research team meetings, discussions with the regional resource involved in schools, and three meetings with professionals working with adolescents with developmental language disorder. This article contributes to the existing body of knowledge on the method of logic model development by describing the processes that are specific to the development of a speech-language pathology intervention.