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Why children with poor language skills often have mental health difficulties

Mis à jour : 27 Oct 2019

Source: The Conversation, 17th October 2019

In every classroom, roughly two children have developmental language disorder, a common neurodevelopmental condition. Children with this disorder typically have difficulties with using or understanding spoken language – and have had other possible causes such as hearing loss or autism spectrum conditions ruled out.

While a small proportion of children with developmental language disorder go through childhood with little to no problems, most tend to have some mental health difficulties. In our new study, published in the Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research, we have uncovered what might be the reason for this. Read more... >>>>>