Why are well-developed theoretical tenets important to the assessment and intervention of older students with language disorders? Pg bottom of 13 top of 14
A theory should unify, relate, and explain diverse phenomena that were previously viewed as separate, unrelated and unaccountable. Theories provide an explaination of phenomena and guidleines for action. In communication sciences and disrders, theroies should provide the framework on which procedures are based. In summary a theory provides a basis for action, a rationale for practice and a road map for exploring unfamiliar terrain.