Prof dr Ellen Gerrits is chair of the research group Speech Language Therapy of HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht, professor Clinical Language Speech and Hearing Sciences at Utrecht University and head of the master Clinical Sciences for Health Professionals.
Our research is conducted with active involvement of all stakeholders, using qualitative and quantitative (clinical) methods, behavioural change theories, implementation science, co-design techniques and following the Netherlands Code of Conduct for Research Integrity. Our output consists of peer-reviewed publications and tools for professionals in (clinical) practice and education.
- Language disorders
- Evidence-based practice
- Development complex interventions
The ability to communicate using speech, sign and all other domains of language is one of the most important of all human behaviours. Our ambition is to conduct high quality research to improve communicative participation in education, work and society of adults and children.
- A systematic scoping review on contextual factors associated with communicative participation among children with developmental language disorder
- Language Sample Analysis in Clinical Practice: Speech-Language Pathologists’ Barriers, Facilitators, and Needs
- Language gains in 4–6-year-old children with developmental language disorder and the relation with language profile, severity, multilingualism and non-verbal cognition