Patterns of Language Comprehension Deficit in Abused and Neglected Children The similarity between factors associated with child abuse/neglect and those associated with language disability suggests that maltreated children are a population at risk for language problems. This study investigated the performance of three groups of abused/neglected children and a matched group of nonmaltreated subjects on three tests of language comprehension. ... Reports
Reports  |   August 01, 1988
Patterns of Language Comprehension Deficit in Abused and Neglected Children
 
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Reports   |   August 01, 1988
Patterns of Language Comprehension Deficit in Abused and Neglected Children
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, August 1988, Vol. 53, 239-244. doi:10.1044/jshd.5303.239
History: Received April 20, 1987 , Accepted September 8, 1987
 
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, August 1988, Vol. 53, 239-244. doi:10.1044/jshd.5303.239
History: Received April 20, 1987; Accepted September 8, 1987

The similarity between factors associated with child abuse/neglect and those associated with language disability suggests that maltreated children are a population at risk for language problems. This study investigated the performance of three groups of abused/neglected children and a matched group of nonmaltreated subjects on three tests of language comprehension. Results revealed significant differences among groups for all measures. Severely neglected children obtained the lowest scores on all tests; the abused children consistently obtained lower scores than the controls; and generally neglected children showed the smallest difference in performance from the control group. These findings suggest a model for understanding relationships between abuse/neglect and language disability

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