Working with Pragmatics

Nov 1997

This photocopiable title covers the principles and practice of pragmatics. It offers an opportunity to explore this subject with confidence and to plan intervention programmes for effective management.


  • Introduction to pragmatics
  • Theoretical approaches to pragmatics
  • Pragmatic development
  • Pragmatic dysfunction
  • Introduction to the assessment of pragmatics
  • Informal assessment
  • Principles of intervention
  • Basic intervention and training
  • Facilitation and teaching
  • Specific client groups and specific pragmatics difficulties.

A welcome addition to the materials available to professionals planning therapy and teaching programmes using this approach.

Includes a photocopiable client-centred assessment form, photocopiable child and client information sheets and a list of characteristics of pragmatic dysfunction.

All Ages

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Published reviews

"The ‘Working withs’  are renowned for their accessible format and prose style, which makes them invaluable source books to the working clinician. This book is no exception."
Clinical Linguistics  Phonetics

“It is an excellent book which I have found most useful for many of the modules I teach.”
Oonagh Reilly, Route Director, SLT, School of Health and Policy Studies, University of Central England

“ excellent, well-researched and logically written book.” Carole E. Higginbottom, SLT at Storm House School, Speech and Language Therapy in Practice

“This addition to the” Working With” series offers an opportunity to explore the emerging discipline of pragmatics with confidence, and shows how to plan effective management programmes.”
 Therapy Weekly

“The chapters are well laid out, references and indexes are easy to use.” 
Pam Buckley. Team Leader, Children’s Therapy Services, Poole, Dorset, NAPOT Journal

“The book is very practical and describes comprehensively a range of approaches to therapy and therapeutic techniques and activities.” 
Jennifer Smith, Community Speech and Language Therapist, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Therapy Weekly