Socioemotional Aspects of Language and Social-Communication Disorders in Young Children and Their Families Awareness of socioemotional issues related to childhood communication disorders is increasing. Three themes in recent research have obligated speech-language pathologists to become better educated in socioemotional issues: (a) the interdependence of communication, language, and socioemotional development; (b) the high co-occurrence of communication and emotional/behavioral disorders in children; and (c) the ... Tutorial
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Socioemotional Aspects of Language and Social-Communication Disorders in Young Children and Their Families
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Barry M. Prizant, PhD
    Division of Communication Disorders, Emerson College, Boston, MA 02116
  • Elaine C. Meyer
    Brown University School of Medicine, Providence, RI
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Socioemotional Aspects of Language and Social-Communication Disorders in Young Children and Their Families
American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, September 1993, Vol. 2, 56-71. doi:10.1044/1058-0360.0203.56
History: Received August 3, 1992 , Accepted May 10, 1993
 
American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, September 1993, Vol. 2, 56-71. doi:10.1044/1058-0360.0203.56
History: Received August 3, 1992; Accepted May 10, 1993

Awareness of socioemotional issues related to childhood communication disorders is increasing. Three themes in recent research have obligated speech-language pathologists to become better educated in socioemotional issues: (a) the interdependence of communication, language, and socioemotional development; (b) the high co-occurrence of communication and emotional/behavioral disorders in children; and (c) the significant effect of a childhood communication disorder on the family system. In this article, relevant literature on these topics is reviewed, and implications for working with young children and their families are presented.

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