The Intersection of Language Development and Behavior: A Primer for Psychologists

We know that a child's ability to be a successful communicate strongly affects their overall mental health. Although quite common, language disorders are under-diagnosed and delays in language development among preschoolers are often associated with poor social competence and behavior problems. When speech and language disorders are not identified, children often feel frustrated, angry, and may show an increase in problematic behaviors as maladaptive coping strategies are reinforced.

When we address speech and language problems early, we not only increase competence but are taking prevent
...Read more ative mental health measures to give our kids the best start at life. In this presentation, Rachel Cortese, a senior Speech Language Pathologist and Board Certified Behavior Analyst, will discuss the intersection of language and behavior disorders, outline specific considerations for psychologists, and exchange views about parent-child interaction training to facilitate communication skills. Less...

Learning Objectives

  • list the most common speech and language disorders
  • describe the importance of social emotional precursors to speech and language development.
  • explain the implications of early ear infections and middle ear fluid on language and social development.
  • define the relationship between language development and behavior associated with ADHD
  • describe an evidenced based, parent-child interaction treatment program for communication disorders and contrast the similarities and differences with PCIT.

Friday, April 17, 2020


12:00 PM EDT - 01:00 PM EDT

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