About us

Sarah Spencer is a lecturer and speech and language therapist at the department for Human Communication Sciences, University of Sheffield, UK.

Sarah is interested in the language development of older children and adolescents and in language difficulties in secondary school aged children. More information about Sarah can be found here: http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/hcs/staff/spencer

Sarah worked with colleagues to design, develop and evaluate a short course for 12 to 14 year olds to learn words that will be useful across the curriculum in schools.  Sarah, Judy Clegg, Joy Stackhouse and Hilary Lowe (now at City University, London) all worked on this project.

This website gives more information about the intervention programme: why we did it; lesson plans and how we evaluated the programme.