Early Communication Skills; Important in Screening for Language Impairment and Neuropsychiatric Disorders

DSpace Repository

Early Communication Skills; Important in Screening for Language Impairment and Neuropsychiatric Disorders

Show full item record

Files for download

There are no files associated with this item.

Find Full text
Facebook

Simple item record

Publication Article, other scientific
Title Early Communication Skills; Important in Screening for Language Impairment and Neuropsychiatric Disorders
Author(s) Bruce, Barbro ; Hansson, Kristina
Date 2008
English abstract
Communication skills during social interaction at 18 months' age, such as comprehension of instructions and play behaviour, have been shown to predict the results on language tests three years later. Accordingly, children with weak communication skills are at risk for persistent problems of language and communication. Problems of communication in social interaction are also common in children with neuropsychiatric disorders, such as ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) and ASD (autism spectrum disorder). For different reasons, it is important to identify children who are at risk for language impairment and neuropsychiatric disorders at as an early age as possible. First, early identification allows early intervention, which may increase the chances of a positive outcome for the child. Second, early identification may decrease the risk of secondary problems with behaviour, and social and emotional wellbeing, which are frequently occurring in children with neuropsychiatric disorders. This paper is an overview of the literature focusing on the importance of early communication skills, i.e. language use in a social interaction context. Conclusion: Early communication skills in social interaction are a possible predictor of language impairment and neuropsychiatric disorders, and should therefore be included in early screening procedures. Furthermore, social interaction enhances language development, and can therefore be regarded as a tool in language intervention.
Link http://www.benthamdirect.org/pages/content.php?CPR/2008/00000004/00000001/D0007PR.SGM (external link to publication)
Publisher Bentham Science Publishers
Host/Issue Current Pediatric Reviews;4
Volume 1
ISSN 1573-3963
Pages 53-57
Language eng (iso)
Subject(s) Social interaction
communication skills
language development
language impairment
neuropsychiatric disorders
intervention
early screening,
prediction
Medicine
Research Subject Categories::MEDICINE
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/13317 (link to this page)

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show full item record

Search


Browse

My Account

Statistics