Language and Communication Disorders in Adolescents
This clinical forum, first published in October 2012, discusses the
state of research in adolescent language disorders. The authors describe the
considerable progress that has been made in enhancing the spoken and written
language skills of young people with language and communication disorders in
academic, social, emotional, and vocational domains. The articles then explore
the implications and challenges for future research and practice and identify
specific areas in which researchers and clinicians need to continue building
the evidence base.
You will be able to:
- Discuss the prevalence and stability of behavioral difficulties and self-concepts in teens (age 8–17) with a history of specific language impairment (SLI)
- Discuss whether secondary school students with low academic and language performance are vulnerable to experiencing social, emotional, and behavioral difficulties
- Describe how the changes in instructional language practices improved the language abilities of adolescents with language impairment
- Describe the forensic implications of language impairment in two overlapping groups of teens
- Discuss the post-school educational and employment experiences of young people with and without SLI
- Describe the longitudinal life experiences of adults who attended a specialist residential school for children
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.
Online, multiple-choice exam