Biography

Carol-Anne Murphy is a senior lecturer in speech and language therapy in the School of Allied Health, Faculty of Education and Health Sciences at University of Limerick, (UL). She leads the child speech, language and communication needs research group within the school of allied health and is a member of the HIST_HRI management group. The SLCN group are particularly interested in inter-professional collaborations and partnership between health and education to support children in schools and to develop ecologically valid primary, secondary and tertiary level preventative interventions (alternatively referred to as universal, targeted and specialist levels of service delivery in the education setting). Carol-Anne has a particular interest in understanding mechanisms of intervention, effective approaches to assessment, and intervention implementation in developmental communication difficulties particularly developmental language disorder (DLD). She was a member of Catalise, an international consortium, which developed consensus on identification of and terminology for developmental language disorder and co-authored an IASLT position statement on DLD in 2017. She is currently leading an NCSE funded project to pilot and evaluate building schools' capacity to support SLCN. She has been involved as PI or collaborator in other successful grant applications including a Health Research Board Fellowship to complete doctoral studies on Profiles of Sentence Production in children with Specific Language Impairment (2013), an EU COST Action, IS1406 (2015-2019), ‘Enhancing children's oral language skills across Europe and beyond-a collaboration focusing on interventions for children with difficulties learning their first language' and a recent HRB Covid Rapid Response project currently underway with the HIST_HRI research cluster. She was Vice-chair of Working Group one of the COST action who addressed theoretical underpinnings of intervention and co-edited a book (publisher Routledge), which mapped theory, practice and service delivery in child language intervention across Europe, and reflected services in individual countries.

Research Interests

Developmental Language Disorders (DLDs); Intervention Mechanisms; Assessment tools including dynamic assessment. Leads the SLCN (Speech, language and communication needs) research group (https://www.ul.ie/schoolalliedhealth/content/research-groups) in the School of Allied Health, UL, who are particularly interested in collaborative practice to achieve best outcomes for children with SLCN in schools. Member of HIST_HRI management committee. Was vice-chair of Working Group 1 of COST Action IS1406 'Enhancing children's oral language skills across Europe and beyond-a collaboration focusing on interventions for children with difficulties learning their first language' (2015-2019). This work had examined intervention practices and service delivery for children with DLD across Europe and beyond . Currently leading an NCSE funded project to build schools' capacity to support children with SLCN. Developed a tool for capturing sentence production difficulties in children. The story retell tool (Captain Grey and the Greedy Aliens) has been designed based on theory of underlying linguistic and processing deficits in DLD and to provide greater ecological validity than single sentence based tasks. Supervising research post-graduate students examining SLTs working in the school context, dynamic assessment of narrative in children with Developmental Language Disorder and peer-mediated intervention for autistic children who are described as minimally verbal. Was a member of the Catalise consortium, lead by Professor Dorothy Bishop, achieving consensus on identification of and terminology for developmental language disorder. Co-author of IASLT (2017) position statement and guidance document on Developmental language disorder.

Books

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Book Chapters

Ireland

Dr. Carol Anne Murphy
2019
Oxon, UK
Routledge
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Theory and intervention in developmental language disorder: the view of the European Practitioner

Dr. Carol Anne Murphy
2019
Oxon, UK
Routledge
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Edited Books

Managing Children with Developmental Language Disorder. Theory and Practice Across Europe and Beyond

Dr. Carol Anne Murphy
2019
Oxon, UK
Routledge
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Peer Reviewed Journals

Establishing premises for inter-professional collaborative practice in school: inclusion, difference and influence

Dr. Carol Anne Murphy
Dr. Aoife Gallagher
Dr. Paul Conway
2020
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"CATALISE: A Multinational and Multidisciplinary Delphi Consensus Study. Identifying Language Impairments in Children."

Dr. Carol Anne Murphy
Dr. Aoife Gallagher
2016
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Engaging multiple stakeholders to improve speech and language therapy services in schools: An appreciative inquiry-based study

Prof. Alison Perry
Dr. Carol Anne Murphy
Dr. Aoife Gallagher
Dr. Paul Conway
2019
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The limits of evidence and the implications of context: considerations when implementing pathways to intervention for children with language disorders

Dr. Carol Anne Murphy
2019
HOBOKEN
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Systematic Review of Peer-Mediated Intervention for Children with Autism Who Are Minimally Verbal

Dr. Carol Anne Murphy
2020
USA
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An Exploratory Study into the Experiences of Adolescents with Specific Language Impairment (SLI) in Ireland: Insights from Parents and Adolescents.

Dr. Carol Anne Murphy
2009
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What Our Hands Tell Us: A Two-Year Follow-Up Investigating Outcomes in Subgroups of Children With Language Delay

Dr. Carol Anne Murphy
2019
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The Efficacy of Teaching Context Clues from Text, for Word Learning, To Older School Aged Children with SLI.

Dr. Carol Anne Murphy
2008
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The Influence of Quantitative Intervention Dosage on Oral Language Outcomes for Children With Developmental Language Disorder: A Systematic Review and Narrative Synthesis.

Dr. Carol Anne Murphy
2021
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Exploring Sentence Level Difficulties in Children with Specific Language Impairment.

Dr. Carol Anne Murphy
2008
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Schools as sanctuaries: A systematic review of contextual factors which contribute to student retention in alternative education

Dr. Carol Anne Murphy
Dr. Nancy Salmon
2016
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Phase 2 of CATALISE: a multinational and multidisciplinary Delphi consensus study of problems with language development: Terminology

Dr. Carol Anne Murphy
Dr. Aoife Gallagher
2017
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The characteristics, life circumstances and self-concept of 13 year olds with and without disabilities in Ireland: A secondary analysis of the Growing up in Ireland (GUI) study

Dr. Carol Anne Murphy
Dr. Aoife Gallagher
Dr. Paul Conway
2020
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Why Clinicians Choose Their Language Intervention Approach: An International Perspective on Intervention for Children with Developmental Language Disorder.

Dr. Carol Anne Murphy
2021
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Consequential differences in perspectives and practices concerning children with developmental language disorders: an integrative review.

Dr. Carol Anne Murphy
Dr. Aoife Gallagher
Dr. Paul Conway
2019
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Moving Beyond Traditional Understandings of Evidence-Based Practice: A Total Evidence and Knowledge Approach (TEKA) to Treatment Evaluation and Clinical Decision Making in Speech-Language Pathology

Dr. Carol Anne Murphy
Dr. Arlene McCurtin
2019
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Conference Publications

International Association for the Study of Child Language (IASCL)

Dr. Carol Anne Murphy
2014
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Child Language Seminar

Dr. Carol Anne Murphy
2010
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CPLOL 10th European Congress of Speech and Language therapy

Prof. Alison Perry
Dr. Carol Anne Murphy
Dr. Paul Conway
2018
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Child Language Seminar (CLS)

Dr. Carol Anne Murphy
2013
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Child Language Seminar (CLS),

Dr. Carol Anne Murphy
2011
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CPLOL 10th European Congress of Speech and Language therapy,

Dr. Carol Anne Murphy
2018
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IASLT Conference Talking Heads

Dr. Carol Anne Murphy
2013
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International Association for the Study of Child Language (IASCL) triennial conference

Dr. Carol Anne Murphy
2011
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CPLOL 10th European Congress of Speech and Language therapy

Dr. Carol Anne Murphy
2018
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Have done, doing, will do. Biennial Conference of Irish Association of Speech and Language Therapists.

Dr. Carol Anne Murphy
2009
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International Clinical Phonetics & Linguistics Association (ICPLA)

Dr. Carol Anne Murphy
2012
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International Society for Autism Research Annual Meeting

Dr. Carol Anne Murphy
Assoc. Prof. Norelee Kennedy
2018
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Spotlight on speech and language therapy: Many roles, one profession. IASLT Biannual conference.

Dr. Carol Anne Murphy
2007
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IALP (International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics) 30th World Congress, Creating the Future Now

Dr. Carol Anne Murphy
2016
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Clinical Therapies Research Day.

Dr. Carol Anne Murphy
2006
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IALP (International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics) 30th World Congress, Creating the Future Now

Dr. Carol Anne Murphy
2016
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Spotlight on Speech and Language Therapy. Many Roles One Profession. IASLT Biannual Conference

Dr. Carol Anne Murphy
2007
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IASLT Biennial Conference, Speaking Out: Exploring Clinical Practice, Knowledge and Evidence

Dr. Carol Anne Murphy
2015
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IASLT Special Interest Group in SLI: Inaugural meeting.

Dr. Carol Anne Murphy
2007
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Conference Contributions

Teacher Educator National Forum

Dr. Carol Anne Murphy
2017
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Irish Association of Speech and Language Therapists Biennial conference

Dr. Carol Anne Murphy
2015
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Bulgarian National Association of Logopedists/New University of Bulgaria. New technologies in the diagnostics and therapy of developmental disorders

Dr. Carol Anne Murphy
2018
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Other Publications

News from the World of Child Language

Dr. Carol Anne Murphy
2015
IASLT
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Supporting Children with Developmental Language Disorder in Ireland. IASLT Position Paper and Guidance Document

Dr. Carol Anne Murphy
2017
IASLT
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