Language Abilities in Boys With Chronic Behavior Disorders Oral language abilities in 20 boys with chronic behavior disorder (CBD) were investigated using 20 standardized language measures. As a group, boys with CBD performed significantly more poorly than the normative population, with 16 of the subjects scoring in the below-average range on at least four of the language measures. ... Research Article
Research Article  |   July 01, 1992
Language Abilities in Boys With Chronic Behavior Disorders
 
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  • Alison E. Mack
    University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario
  • Genese A. Warr-Leeper, PhD
    University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario
  • Contact author: Genese A. Warr-Leeper, PhD, Department of Communicative Disorders, Elborn College, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada N6G 1H1.
    Contact author: Genese A. Warr-Leeper, PhD, Department of Communicative Disorders, Elborn College, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada N6G 1H1.×
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Research Article   |   July 01, 1992
Language Abilities in Boys With Chronic Behavior Disorders
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, July 1992, Vol. 23, 214-223. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.2303.214
History: Received March 20, 1989 , Accepted July 1, 1989
 
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, July 1992, Vol. 23, 214-223. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.2303.214
History: Received March 20, 1989; Accepted July 1, 1989

Oral language abilities in 20 boys with chronic behavior disorder (CBD) were investigated using 20 standardized language measures. As a group, boys with CBD performed significantly more poorly than the normative population, with 16 of the subjects scoring in the below-average range on at least four of the language measures. Compared to expected language levels based on IQ scores, 10 of the subjects presented inconsistent language skills. It appears that boys with CBD display a much higher prevalence of language disorders than the population at large. Overall, abstract language and concepts, as well as linguistically complex structures, were shown to be difficult for the boys with CBD.

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