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Children's speech and language difficulties

Judy Clegg

in New Oxford Textbook of Psychiatry

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print February 2012 | ISBN: 9780199696758
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191743221 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199696758.003.0222
Children's speech and language difficulties

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Speech and language difficulties have a significant impact on the lives of children and their families. This chapter will give an overview of the types of speech and language difficulties children present with and how these are generally classified and diagnosed. Specific Language Impairment (SLI) and speech and language difficulties associated with child psychiatric disorder, specifically disorders of attention and selective mutism will be a focus. The life course of children with speech and language impairments will be described through childhood, adolescence, and adult life. Current management approaches will be presented and evaluated and strategies for effective communication considered.

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Subjects: Psychiatry

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