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Early Childhood Development: Predictors of Future Communication Challenges
Early Childhood Development: Predictors of Future Communication Challenges
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Speech-language pathologists working with young children in early intervention and other settings are faced with the difficult task of determining a child’s prognosis during a time of rapid change in the child’s development. Special circumstances, such as a child’s hearing impairment, suspected autism spectrum disorder, or adoption from a non-English-speaking country, further complicate the clinician’s charge. This journal self-study explores the prelinguistic skills underlying speech and language development and the impact early delays may have on later communication proficiency. The articles in the self-study explain clinical indicators to help identify those children who are at risk for delays. The articles also discuss various assessment and intervention tools to use with young children to assist in clinical decision-making.

Learning Outcomes
You will be able to:

  • describe how delays in prelinguistic skills may affect later speech and language development
  • apply research findings regarding predictors of later language delays during assessments of infants and toddlers to better determine prognoses
  • identify red flags that may indicate the need for further evaluation or monitoring in special populations, such as internationally adopted children who have limited exposure to English
  • discuss how even minor early language delays may impact future communication development

What is a journal self-study?
A journal self-study is a set of articles from ASHA's peer-reviewed, scholarly journals and policy documents to read at your leisure. Some journal self-studies are online and others include a printed copy.

Learning Assessment
Online, multiple-choice exam

Continuing Education

0.45
4.5
1/23/2020 to 1/22/2022
Intermediate

Product Information

Item #(s): WEB2600
Client Age: Children
Format(s): Journal (Online)
Language: English

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