Child Speech Disorder Research Network

The Child Speech Disorder Research Network aims to:

  • Raise and maintain the profile of child speech disorder within the SLT profession and promote implementation of evidence based practice
  • Drive the research agenda through building links between research, practice and service users and identifying opportunities for research both within and beyond the network
  • Provide expert research and clinical knowledge in the field of child speech disorder

Members of the network are all SLTs with a track record in research, clinical work and/or teaching in the field of child speech disorder. They are drawn from a variety of HEIs and clinical settings in the UK and Ireland and work with different specialist clinical populations. The group also has representation from RCSLT. The network has a maximum of 15 individuals at any one time.

On the CSDRN pages, you will find useful information on current and completed research, guidelines relating to management and research priorities in child speech disorder.

Current members of the network are:


Silke Frike - University of Sheffield 


To contact the network, email Jo Cleland at