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ERIC Number: EJ1176820
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-May
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0033-3085
Youths in Foster Care with Language Delays: Prevalence, Causes, and Interventions
Krier, Jessie C.; Green, Tonika Duren; Kruger, Ashley
Psychology in the Schools, v55 n5 p523-538 May 2018
Children in the foster care system often face many educational challenges, including having an increased risk of language delays compared to the general population, with an estimated 35%-73% of the foster youth population experiencing language difficulties. Language delays are caused by many factors, but for children in foster care, one major antecedent is child abuse and neglect. Early delays greatly impact long-term outcomes for children, including delays in their reading, writing, and social competence. This article explores possible causes of language delays for youths in foster care, describes the negative impact of language delays, and identifies evidence-based practices for early intervention within the child welfare system and primary and secondary schools, specifically targeting practices for school psychologists, school counselors, school social workers, and speech pathologists.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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