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Language Impairment and Psychopathology in Infants, Children, and Adolescents

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This book will inform the reader of the remarkably high comorbidity of language impairment with a range of psychopathologic disorders of childhood and adolescence and the implications of this association for clinical practice. The book describes and discusses this relationship, its etiology and consequences for the child, and clinical issues in treating the disorder. The focus is on children and adolescents with behavioral and emotional problems who constitute the largest population referred for clinical attention and does not consider children with severe disorders, such as autism. Findings from the literature, including the author's own research program, highlight the consequences of having problems with language and communication on inte
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Cohen (researcher, Hincks-Dellcrest Centre for Children's Mental Health) describes the variety of language and communication impairments, emphasizing the significance of verbal communication and outlining its relationships to neurological functioning, emotional stability, academic achievement, interpersonal growth, and cognitive ability. Basic terminology is defined, and case studies illustrate key points. Associated conditions are discussed, and developmental considerations are presented. Identification, assessment, and treatment are also covered. The book focuses on children who do not have general developmental delay or significant brain injury. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Table of Contents

Language and Communication Impairments and Child Psychopathology
Description and Terminology
Language Impairment and Associated Conditions
Developmental Considerations
Infants
Developmental Considerations
Preschool through Adolescence
Identification and Assessment
Treatment
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