Practitioner review: Social (pragmatic) communication disorder conceptualization, evidence and clinical implications.

@article{Norbury2014PractitionerRS,
  title={Practitioner review: Social (pragmatic) communication disorder conceptualization, evidence and clinical implications.},
  author={Courtenay Frazier Norbury},
  journal={Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and allied disciplines},
  year={2014},
  volume={55 3},
  pages={
          204-16
        }
}
BACKGROUND DSM-5 sees the introduction of Social (Pragmatic) Communication Disorder (SPCD), characterized by persistent difficulties using verbal and nonverbal communication for social purposes, in the absence of restricted and repetitive interests and behaviours. There is currently much confusion about the precise diagnostic criteria for SPCD and how this disorder relates to autism spectrum disorders (ASD), previous descriptions of pragmatic language impairment (PLI) and more specific language… CONTINUE READING
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