Practitioner review: developmental language disorders: a clinical update.

@article{Rapin1996PractitionerRD,
  title={Practitioner review: developmental language disorders: a clinical update.},
  author={Isabelle Rapin},
  journal={Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and allied disciplines},
  year={1996},
  volume={37 6},
  pages={643-55}
}
  • Isabelle Rapin
  • Published 1996 in
    Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and…
Non-specialists can identify three types of developmental language disorder. (1) mixed receptive/expressive disorders, which impair phonology, syntax, and semantics. Children who understand nothing are nonverbal, in others speech is sparse, nonfluent, poorly intelligible, and agrammatic; (2) expressive disorders with adequate comprehension affect phonologic production predominantly. Children with verbal dyspraxia, the most severe variant, may also be nonverbal but comprehend well; (3) higher… CONTINUE READING

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