In this talk I will present data from a 10-year longitudinal study of language development and disorder in over 500 children from school entry through the transition to secondary school. The study sought to better understand how impaired language development affects other aspects of development over time.
I will focus on potential mechanisms explaining the well-established link between language disorder and adverse social, emotional, and behavioural outcome. Our data show that early language is predictive of later skill in emotion recognition and emotion regulation. These skills in turn associate with parent ratings of anxiety and depression. However, the relationships are complex and further complicated by limitations in assessment.
These findings have profound implications for young people with language disorder and their ability to access ‘talking therapies’ and the verbal strategies we rely on to promote good mental health.
NOTE : Cette conférence est en anglais. Il n'y aura pas de traduction simultanée ou documents traduits offerts.