Comprehension and expression of affect in language-impaired children.

  title={Comprehension and expression of affect in language-impaired children.},
  author={Doris A. Trauner and A. Michael Ballantyne and Christopher Chase and Paula Tallal},
  journal={Journal of psycholinguistic research},
  volume={22 4},
Eight children with developmental language impairment (LI) and eight age-, sex-, socioeconomic-status-, and I.Q.-matched controls were given tests of comprehension and expression of affective intent in spoken language and through facial expression. The LI children performed significantly more poorly than did controls in both comprehension and spontaneous expression of vocal affect. On tasks involving emotional facial expression, the opposite results were observed: The LI children were more… CONTINUE READING