CLINICAL TOPICS

Social Communication Disorders in School-Age Children

Overview

Incidence and Prevalence

"Incidence" of social communication disorders refers to the number of new cases identified in a specified time period. "Prevalence" of social communication disorders refers to the number of people who are living with social communication disorders in a given time period.

There are no reliable data on incidence and prevalence of social communication disorders, at least partly as a result of inconsistency of definitions across sources. However, data on incidence and prevalence may be available for disorders in which social communication problems co-occur with other defining symptoms and characteristics.

Signs and Symptoms

Causes

Roles and Responsibilities

Assessment

Treatment

Resources

References

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