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ERIC Number: EJ787838
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Nov
Pages: 5
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: ISSN-0198-7429
Language Processing in Children with Emotional Disorders
Rogers-Adkinson, Diana L.
Behavioral Disorders, v29 n1 p43-47 Nov 2003
The author explores the language processing ability of children with emotional disorders who have preexisting language delays (ED/LA) to determine whether language difficulties in this population are internal biological features rather than due to environmental variables such as lack of language stimulation in the home. A comparison group consisting of children with ED but without language delays was used to determine whether language processing may be a critical factor in the occurrence of language delays in children with ED. Language competence was determined using the Test of Language Development/Intermediate. Language processing skills were then compared in the typical versus delay language groups using the Language Processing Test-R. Children with ED and language delays presented concerns in areas of language processing difficulty suggestive of underlying neurological pathology. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A