Föreläsningar och seminarier Predisputationsseminarium: Marion Lieberman
Reliable observations and screening of babbling to identify and care for children at risk for later expressive language difficulties
Deltagande via Zoom
Developmental language disorder (DLD) is long lasting and have serious impacts on a child’s social, cognitive, and learning functions (ref). DLD can affect both receptive and expressive language abilities (ref, Delfi t ex) and can appear differently at different ages. Instead of waiting until symptoms are manifested, early identification of children at risk can lead to specialized guidance, earlier diagnosis, and intervention. Even though the DLD condition itself will persist, the benefits of receiving help to facilitate, stimulate and treat the disorder would be desirable.
The Child Health Services (CHS) in Sweden is responsible for thorough monitoring of health issues in children between 0-5 years of age and it reaches almost 100% of the children in the age span (Magnusson, 2016). The CHS has a long history of including communication and language in the monitoring of child health and well-being, and a major focus is guidance in parenthood under different living circumstances. This thesis project is examining the possible benefits of a quick and easy-administered babbling screening at 10 months within the well-established Swedish CHS framework to identify and care for children at risk of future severe expressive language disorder.