Language Disorders in the Preschool Years To sum up, developments in the area of preschool language disorders will center on both early identification and intervention. Current research methods that examine infants’ ability to process language might be refined to the point where they can serve as a means of identifying likely language problems in infants in ... Viewpoint
Viewpoint  |   September 01, 1994
Language Disorders in the Preschool Years
 
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  • Laurence B. Leonard
    Audiology and Speech Sciences, Heavilon Hall, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907
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Language Disorders / Viewpoint: Speech-Language Pathology Moving Toward the 21st Century
Viewpoint   |   September 01, 1994
Language Disorders in the Preschool Years
American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, September 1994, Vol. 3, 24-26. doi:10.1044/1058-0360.0303.24
 
American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, September 1994, Vol. 3, 24-26. doi:10.1044/1058-0360.0303.24

To sum up, developments in the area of preschool language disorders will center on both early identification and intervention. Current research methods that examine infants’ ability to process language might be refined to the point where they can serve as a means of identifying likely language problems in infants in the first year of life. Future language intervention activities might well benefit from research focusing on the prosodic contours of the young child’s language input, the relationships that hold among subunits of the grammar, and the role of autobiographical memory in children’s developing knowledge about themselves.

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