Journal article

Developing relationships between language and behaviour in preschool children from the Early Language in Victoria Study: implications for intervention

L Bretherton, M Prior, E Bavin, E Cini, P Eadie, S Reilly

Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties | Published : 2014


Following a biopsychosocial model, the study investigated the role of child factors (gender, IQ), maternal factors (psychological distress, maternal education and vocabulary, maternal distress) and environmental factors (SES) in the relationship between language impairment and behaviour problems in preschool children. Participants were drawn from the Early Language in Victoria Study (ELVS) a prospective, longitudinal study examining the epidemiology and natural history of language impairment. The study reports on 1257 participants from the ELVS who completed questionnaires at 2 and 4 years and also completed face-to-face assessments at 4 years of age. Information was collected on child langu..

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