Language Disorders in Children and Adolescents
Language impairment in childhood and adolescence: presentation, diagnosis, assessment,
and empirically validated treatment.
As many as half of children and adolescents presenting for mental health services
have language impairments, often undiagnosed. This book offers a clear and comprehensive
description of language impairment emerging in childhood and its
implications for clinical practice with children and adolescents. The book is filled
with many clinical pearls and examples of the way language impairment impacts
on the child’s symptom picture and influences treatment. After discussing ICD-10
and the new DSM-5 criteria, it provides the reader with an easy-to-follow plan on
how to conduct the assessment with the child and parents, and the steps to take
in initiating treatment. Unique modifications to empirically validated treatments
are recommended for language-impaired children with comorbid anxiety or disruptive
behavior disorders. Anyone who works with children and adolescents will
benefit from this book.