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Editorial: New frontiers in the scientific study of developmental language disorders

Norbury, CF; Sonuga-Barke, E; (2017) Editorial: New frontiers in the scientific study of developmental language disorders. The Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry , 58 (10) pp. 1065-1067. 10.1111/jcpp.12821. Green open access

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Abstract

Developmental language disorders (DLD) are common and have far‐reaching developmental consequences. Nevertheless, public awareness of DLD is poor, and one goal of this special issue is to showcase a set of papers that provide a clear and coherent message about the nature and impact of DLD, and the potential of intervention to mitigate these impacts. In this editorial, we highlight seminal papers JCPP has published on language disorders over the last 40 years. Many of the issues raised then are still relevant now; however, the papers that comprise this special issue exemplify how far the field has come in achieving consensus on terminology and diagnostic criteria, and producing highly consistent findings on the stability and impact of DLD, and the potential for language change in response to targeted interventions. The editorial concludes with a road map for future research and clinical priorities that includes the need for randomised controlled trials that specifically address the impact of co‐morbidities on response to treatment, impacts of intervention on broader developmental outcomes, and the experiences of adults with DLD.

Type: Article
Title: Editorial: New frontiers in the scientific study of developmental language disorders
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1111/jcpp.12821
Publisher version: http://doi.org/10.1111/jcpp.12821
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences > Language and Cognition
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10048619
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